by Stacey Jay

Delacorte Press, $17.99, 308 pages

Romeo and Juliet is the ultimate love story… a love so great the lovers would rather die than live without each other. Unless Shakespeare got it wrong. What if Romeo sacrificed Juliet to gain eternity?

After that fateful moment in the tomb, Romeo and Juliet have spent eternity surrounded by true love. Romeo works to separate true lovers and Juliet to bind them together. And both are always trying to conquer the other. When they meet again in modern day California, will Romeo and Juliet finally find a way to escape an eternity without love? Will their true love reunite them or destroy them?

It seems clear. Juliet is good. Romeo is bad. But author Stacey Jay skillfully transforms the readers feelings as Juliet Immortal continues. Could it be that Juliet is evil and Romeo is good? Jay constantly keeps you off balance wondering if there can be a happy ending and who deserves one. Even the minor characters are given fully developed realities with both good and bad aspects. While all readers will appreciate the exploration of the characters, fantasy fans will love this weaving of romance, time travel, and the battle of good and evil.

Jodi M. Webb