Waiting on Wednesday (99) - Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay8:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
Release Date: October 9, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Summary (from Random House Canada):
Seductive companion to the popular Juliet Immortal, in which former lovers—Romeo and Juliet—meet, not as true lovers, but truly as enemies.
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.
I absolutely LOVED reading Stacey Jay's Juliet Immortal last year and I've been eagerly anticipating the companion novel since then. (You can check out my review for a refresher of what I thought about it.) And what's also super sweet is that the awesome folks at Random House have created a cover for Romeo Redeemed that is just as gorgeous as the one for Juliet Immortal!
In the first book, we saw everything from Juliet's point of view, but now it's time to see Romeo's side of the story. Will he find his redemption after so centuries of committing evil acts? Or is it already too late? I sure can't wait to find out!