Shelf Candy Saturday # 3
|January 28, 2012||Posted by Cambria under Shelf Candy Saturday|
Shelf Candy is one of my most favorite weekly meme’s hosted by Stephanie over at Five Alarm Book Reviews http://www.fivealarmbookreviews.com. For Shelf Candy a blogger chooses a book cover that they love and then they blog about it!
Here is my Shelf Candy pick for this week:
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
Isn’t this cover just gorgeous? The minute I saw this book I knew I had to read it. It’s still on my To-Read list but I promise I am going to be getting to it very, very soon.
I love this cover because the scene is calming (despite the red) and it’s also quietly sad. Every time I see this I picture a young girl that has been given such bad news, or has something that she needs to get away from and one day she just has had enough and she kicks off her shoes and just runs towards the water – hoping for tranquility. When she reaches the rocks it isn’t close enough so she picks her way along the rough wet rocks and perches herself as close to the churning sea that she can. And there she finds some sort of peace – a place to try and make sense of whatever bothers her.
And I want to know what that is. What could make her want to run like that?
And then there’s her dress. Beautiful and vibrant with a touch of historic beauty which totally represents (to me) the “immortal” in the title.
This book just seems like it would be a romantic and enticing read and the synopsis intrigues me. A modern take on Romeo and Juliet? Very interesting.
I also found this international cover from Germany as well:
This one is pretty too but I really love the US cover more. 😉
Here is Juliet Immortal’s synopsis (Courtesy of GoodReads):
“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
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.
Sounds great right? I just found out the sequel Romeo Redeemed is due out Fall-ish 2012. The cover has not been released yet (as far as I can find).
For a little extra fun here is the book trailer for Immortal Juliet!