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Romeo Redeemed

Romeo Redeemed is a YA paranormal fantasy novel, and the sequel to Juliet Immortal, by Stacey Jay.

I was very passionate about Juliet Immortal – which is why my little bibliophile heart will break if you don’t read it before Romeo Redeemed! If you haven’t had the chance yet, read my review of Juliet Immortal here.

Now, for those readers who have delved into the sprawling battle-like epic that the tale of Romeo & Juliet was turned into in the first book – do you really need any details on Romeo Redeemed?

Maybe just a few.

Essentially after being a callous psychopath for hundreds of years for the Mercenaries that work to destroy love, Romeo made a momentous decision at the end of Juliet Immortal that has given him a chance to redeem himself.

Sent back to an alternate timeline where damaged, withdrawn Ariel Dragland is still alive, by those who try to keep love alive, the Ambassadors, Romeo is tasked with not only keeping her alive – but also with making her fall in love with him.

For some reason, Ariel is an important, dangerous piece of the puzzle of the power struggle that’s been going on in the universe for thousands of years. And if Romeo succeeds in his undertaking, the Ambassadors will give him protection from the never-ending hunt of the ruthless Mercenaries.

But Romeo is beginning to feel more than the initial sweet lies of seduction and realizes that he may not want to work for either side…

I feel that’s vague enough to leave plenty of surprises!

Unlike Juliet in the first book, Romeo is no hero. In fact, he’s more of an anti-hero. Yet there is a part of him that wants to redeem himself – and in Ariel he begins to believe that’s possible.

I really felt Romeo Redeemed was fantastic! It was incredibly suspenseful both emotionally and supernaturally. Fast-paced, yet graceful. Some seriously dark and disturbing turns made the light all the brighter.

Now, I won’t say I thought it was AS amazing as Juliet Immortal. Almost, though.

It’s just that the war for Ariel’s dark vs. light sides was intriguing, gripping, and heartrending – until I got just a tad irritated with the back and forth. In the end, it was all worth it – and quite beautifully done. For a small amount of time though, I was a bit frustrated.

Romeo Redeemed is a blistering, electrifying, yet somehow very sensitive read that has a great streak of originality. Excellent!


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