Summary (from Goodreads):
“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.”
I completely loved this novel. I loved the twisting of the original story and the fact that Juliet’s job now is to make sure that soulmates stay together. And I immediately fell in love with Juliet (bitter, jaded Juliet) and completely hated Romeo (as would anyone, I think).
It was also very interesting to see Juliet (as Ariel) fall in love with Ben. She really, REALLY didn’t want to fall in love but of course, she does anyway.
But my absolute favorite part was the way that Juliet tried to make Ariel’s life better. She worked to improve her relationships with people (but especially with her mom and best friend).
I enjoyed the companion novel (Romeo Redeemed) as well, but I definitely preferred Juliet to Romeo. Part of that is because Romeo was (at least in the beginning) completely evil and selfish and there’s no challenge to disliking the villain, you know?