Author: Anne Fortier
Pages [hardcover]: 464
Opening Lines: They say I died. My heart stopped, and I was not breathing-in the eyes of the world I was really dead.
Memorable Quote: There is lust and then there is love. They are related, but still very different things.
Favorite Characters: Giulietta & Alessandro
When julie Jacobs inherits a keey to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told it will lead her to an old family tresure. 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 foundation of medieval Siena. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in Shakespeare’s unforgettable blood feud, she begins to realize that the notoious 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?
I was lucky enough to review this book for Pump Up Your Book as part of the Juliet blog tour. I’ve been excited to read this and was delighted to participate.
Julie Jacobs is your average girl, who wants nothing more than a less-annoying twin sister and to pay off her debt. When her Aunt Rose dies unexpectedly, she’s sad but hoping to inherit a fortune. Instead, she recieves a letter that will send her to Siena, her birthplace, and on a wild treasure hunt that will change her life forever.
I loved this book! I’m a bit of a history geek, especially when it comes to love stories. This book has touches of history, romance, a treasure hunt, and of course a few bad guys pop up along the way. Julie is a great main character-the story is told through her eyes, while alternating chapters tell about the Romeo and Giulietta that lived in Siena is the 1340s. While Julie may not make the best decisions sometimes, it makes for a great read.
While this book is certainly perfect for any fan of Romeo and Juliet or history, I’d recommend it to just about anyone. I loved it, and I hope others do also. I give Juliet 5/5 stars.
Follow the Juliet virtual blog tour as it makes its way around the web!
Tuesday, September 7
Spotlight at The Book Connection
Wednesday, September 8
Guest blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Thursday, September 9
Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Friday, September 10
Book reviewed at Caught Between the Pages
Monday, September 13
Guest blogging at Thoughts in Progress
Tuesday, September 14
Interviewed at The Hot Author Report
Book reviewed at Ohio Girl Talks
Wednesday, September 15
Book reviewed at Teresa’s Reading Corner
Book reviewed at Carpe Libris
Thursday, September 16
Book reviewed at Life in Review
Book reviewed at The Bookish Type
Friday, September 17
Book reviewed at A Room without Books is Empty
Monday, September 20
Book reviewed at Review from Here
Book reviewed at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Tuesday, September 21
Interviewed at Review from Here
Wednesday, September 22
Book reviewed at Broken Teepee
Book reviewed at CelticLady’s Reviews
Thursday, September 23
Book reviewed at Debbie’s Book Bag
Friday, September 24
Book reviewed at Book Reviews by Buuklvr81
Monday, September 27
Book reviewed at A Moment with Mystee
Book reviewed at Yzhabella’s Bookshelf
Tuesday, September 28
Book reviewed at My Favorite Things
Book reviewed at A Mom After God’s Own Heart
Wednesday, September 29
Book reviewed at Acting Balanced
Thursday, September 30
Book reviewed at Just One More Paragraph