onsdag 29 augusti 2012

Romeo och Julia - dödsfiender?

Ja, jag vet, jag skrev ett boktips-inlägg om retellings igår, men idag pratade vi om Shakespeare i skolan och då kom jag och tänka på en retelling som jag hörde talas om för flera år sedan. Det är väl inte riktigt en retelling antar jag, utan snarare en omtolkning och en uppföljare av Romeo och Julia. Här blev Julia förrådd av Romeo för att han skulle få evigt liv på den onda sidan, men vad han inte väntade sig var att Julia också skulle leva för evigt - men som hans dödsfiende, på den goda sidan.
   Jag gillar hur det låter!


Juliet Immortal av Stacey Jay (klicka på titeln för att komma till Goodreads-sidan)

The most tragic love story in history . . .
   Juliet Capulet didn't take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality. But what Romeo didn't anticipate was that Juliet would be granted eternity, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700 years, she's fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers, struggling to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent. Until the day she meets someone she's forbidden to love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy that love.
"These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume."
"--Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare



Än så länge finns det en uppföljare, Romeo Redeemed

Romeo Redeemed (Juliet Immortal #2) All will be revealed for fans who have breathlessly awaited the sizzling sequel to Juliet Immortal. This time Romeo takes center stage and gets one chance, and one chance only, to redeem himself.
   Cursed to live out eternity in his rotted corpse, Romeo, known for his ruthless, cutthroat ways, is given the chance to redeem himself by traveling back in time to save the life of Ariel Dragland. Unbeknownst to her, Ariel is important to both the evil Mercenaries and the love-promoting Ambassadors and holds the fate of the world in her hands. Romeo must win her heart and make her believe in love, turning her away from her darker potential before his work is discovered by the Mercenaries. While his seduction begins as yet another lie, it soon becomes his only truth. Romeo vows to protect Ariel from harm, and do whatever it takes to win her heart and soul. But when Ariel is led to believe his love is a deception, she becomes vulnerable to Mercenary manipulation, and her own inner darkness may ultimately rip them apart.

Jag är fruktansvärt nyfiken på den här serien, någon som har läst den?

1 kommentar:

  1. Jag har också varit väldigt nyfiken på de där böckerna ett tag, men av någon konstig anledning har det aldrig blivit av att jag köpt dem. Bra låter de i alla fall :)

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