Friday, May 7, 2010

O' Juliet

Title: O' Juliet
Author: Robin Maxwell
Reading level: All
Paperback: 306 pages
ISBN #: 9780451229150
Received From: Late Easter Present
Publisher: New American Library
Group Genre: Historical Fiction/ Romance
Cover: A
Overall: A++

"Before Juliet Capelletti lie two futures: a traditionally loveless marriage to her father's business partner, or the fulfillment of her poetic dreams, inspired by the great Dante. Unlike her beloved friend Lucrezia, who looks forward to her arranged marriage, Juliet has a wild, romantic imagination that knows not the bounds of her great family's stalwart keep.The latter path is hers for the taking when Juliet meets Romeo Monticecco, a soulful young man seeking peace between their warring families. A dreamer himself, Romeo is unstoppable, once he determines to capture the heart of the remarkable woman foretold in his stars. The breathless intrigue that ensues is the stuff of beloved legend. But those familiar with Shakespeare's muse know only half the story... "

That's right I finally got the book I've been pining over for the past 6 months! And let me tell you it was......phenomenal, outstanding, and exactly what I had hoped for. As soon as I cracked open the binding a huge, cheesy grin broke out onto my face. That is how excited I was to read this novel. Robin does it again putting me right into the time period and setting and the poetry O' the poetry. The verses inserted by Maxwell of Dante's work sing to the soul, and shake love and passion to your core! And thats what this book is about love conquering all! I mean we all know the story of Romeo and Juliet but this novel adds a depth to the story and retells the legend through the lovers. After reading I fell like I have a deeper understanding of their connection, the family feud (haha funny game show), betrayal, overcoming-all-obstacle love. And yes at the end of the novel even though I know whats supposed to happen I stilled bawled my eyes out like a baby! But all laughs at my expense aside this book was stunning, beautifully written, heart-wrenching and I could go on and on. I don't want to give away too much because I highly recommend you read this one! In short Robin Maxwell you amaze me and I think O' Juliet ranks up there with your Signora da Vinci!

LOL=Lots Of Love


  1. Oh I couldn't agree with you more! I loved this book. I kept hoping the ending would be different because the novel made their love so much deeper to me. I had always liked the story of Romeo and Juliet, and now I LOVE it! Thanks for the review!

  2. I'd never heard of either the author or the book, but after reading your review it's going straight to the top of my to-read list! Great review. :)

    - Rebecca


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