Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Review: Juliet by Anne Fortier

I have never read Shakespere's "Romeo and Juliet" and was looking forward to reading this modern version of the story.  The first three chapters were really very good and kept me intrigued.  However, soon after the story began to drag and boy did it drag.  It took until approx. page 300 for the story to pick up and by then I just wanted to get it over with.  There is some romance, but very little, and most of that seemed forced. With a lack of connection to the characters and a book stuffed with words but no meat, this book is not one that I would recommend.  I truly wanted to love this book and just didn't.

SYNOPSIS by Barnes & Noble
When Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told that it will lead her to an old family treasure. Soon she is launched on a winding and perilous journey into the history of her ancestor Giulietta, whose legendary love for a young man named Romeo rocked the foundations of medieval Siena. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families immortalized in Shakespeare’s unforgettable blood feud, she begins to realize that the notorious curse—“A plague on both your houses!”—is still at work, and that she is the next target. It seems that the only one who can save Julie from her fate is Romeo—but where is he?

RATING - 2 STARS  - I Didn't Liked It

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