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I just didn't mind it that much, and I honestly didn't have any complaints. All I saw was had, had, had. I would not, therefore, rate this silly book badly simply because it's not a Jane Austen or Ernest Hemingway one! The Friar definitely played a bigger part in this retelling than in Shakespeare's. I'm in love with this book. Sure, Sienna is a fascinating city with a fascinating history—but this adds very little to the story of Romeo and Juliet.
The author notes that this uneasy truce mirrors the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Though Fortier is inspired by Romeo and Juliet's legacy, Juliet is intentionally light on historical research and more focused on applying the love story to the modern day. As Julie Jacobs investigates who might have murdered her parents, she meets long lost relatives in Siena, who suggest that there might be a curse on her family, and the members of the feuding family in Siena Fortier says she loves books that span two different time periods -- and admires authors who set novels in both the past and the present.
But she says that she sometimes finds accounts of the past "a little boring, because the author's been doing so much research.
Fortier grew up in Denmark and emigrated to the United States in David Henderson hide caption. When Fortier set out to write her book, she knew she "would have to make it really action-packed," she explains, "not weighed down by research, but pulled together by action and plot and love and fear -- and all those emotions that make us want to turn to the next page.
When Juliet was published in Denmark, it was criticized for its liberal interpretation of the legendary love story. Fortier says that critics slammed the idea of her book, rather than the book itself. Fortier -- who comfortably self-identifies as a "Dane, turned American Her novel went on to become a bestseller in Denmark.
It took me a while to recover from the letter. Reading it, I could almost hear Aunt Rose dictating it, just as wonderfully scatterbrained in death as she had been when she was still alive. Instead, he told me to take it with me to Italy, so that I would remember him when I found my big treasure. He picked up the key. Your aunt was convinced that your mother had found something of tremendous value. I rubbed my face, mostly to avoid his accusatory stare. You know they told me -- ".
Actually, they -- the Italian police -- had told me significantly more than I had ever passed on to Umberto. But he knew the gist of it. He knew that I had once been arrested in Rome during an antiwar demonstration, and spent a very unrecommendable night in a local prison before being tossed out of the country at daybreak and told never to come back. I had been eighteen, and all I had wanted was to go to Italy and see the place where I was born.
One of those countries, I was excited to discover, was Italy. At the bottom of the page was a list of dates and destinations; anyone interested in the cause was welcome to join in. One week in Rome -- travel included -- would cost me no more than four hundred dollars, which was precisely what I had left in my bank account.
And so, understanding very little about the purpose of the trip, I circled back to the poster several times before finally signing up. That night, however, tossing around in my bed, I knew I had done the wrong thing and that I would have to undo it as soon as possible. But I was trapped in the crowd like everyone else, and once the Roman police had had enough of our rocks and Molotov cocktails, we were all baptized by tear gas. It was the first time in my life I found myself thinking, I could die now.
Perhaps like the martyrs of old, I discovered another place; somewhere that was neither life nor death. But then the pain came back, and the panic, too, and after a moment it stopped feeling like a religious experience. Months later, I kept wondering if I had ever fully recovered from the events in Rome. But what about Giulietta Tolomei? I did a double take. Here was Umberto, who still scolded me for dressing like a flower child, urging me to break the law. Seeing the sincerity in his eyes, I struggled once more against the tears.
We could find the treasure together. Umberto reached out and touched my cheek very gently, as if he knew that, once I was gone, I would never come back. Preview — Juliet by Anne Fortier. Juliet by Anne Fortier Goodreads Author. Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved aunt Rose. The only thing Julie receives is a key—one carried by her mother on the day she herself died—to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy. This key sends Julie on a journey that will change her life forever—a journey into the troubled past of her ancestor Giulietta Tolomei.
In , still reeling from the slaughter of her parents, Giulietta was smuggled into Siena, where she met a young man named Romeo.
But six centuries have a way of catching up to the present, and Julie gradually begins to discover that here, in this ancient city, the past and present are hard to tell apart.
The deeper she delves into the history of Romeo and Giulietta, and the closer she gets to the treasure they allegedly left behind, the greater the danger surrounding her—superstitions, ancient hostilities, and personal vendettas. Only someone like Romeo, it seems, could save her from this dreaded fate, but his story ended long ago.
Or did it? Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published August 24th by Ballantine Books first published January 1st More Details Original Title. Siena Italy Italy. Other Editions 9. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Juliet , please sign up. The dialog was so bad was I the only person who had trouble finishing the book? Plot seemed to be ok, characters ok, historical detail interesting why was it so had to finish?
Satvika I'm agree with you,it's so hard to follow at first i almost give up,read the first chapter and abandon this book for 2 years later hahaha..
I really love this story, I would like read something similar. Do you have any recommendation for me? See all 6 questions about Juliet…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Is it wrong to list my own book here? But seriously, I love this story, and I can't tell you how hard it was for me to sign off on the manuscript and -- after three years of writing and editing -- move out of the lush, mysterious world of Siena Would I love to write a sequel?
You bet I would! And maybe, God willing, one day I will. View all 28 comments. Feb 16, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it liked it Shelves: Find all of my reviews at: I won! It's a major award!
But nothing we say is just a story. Well, yeah. That sums it up pretty precisely.
The only thing left to Julie? A key to a safety deposit Find all of my reviews at: A key to a safety deposit box in Siena, Italy. Don't worry - Julie's not a total butthole. Left with no other option, Julie packs it up and heads off to claim her inheritance.
It is up to Julie to unravel the mysteries of the past as well as her part in it. So like the gif above said, if you enjoyed The DaVinci Code.
Oh stop with the disappointed judgey face. The main problem I had was it was just soooooo long for not a whole lot of action. Mmmmmmm Tour of Italy. Where was I? Oh yeah, I sometimes wished the book would get to the point already. View all 21 comments. I'm in love with this book. Turns out though that this was so much more I'm in love with this book. Turns out though that this was so much more - it went beyond the Shakespeare tale and was the better for it and mingled pastlives, romance, destiny, soulmates, history, crime, mystery, adventure, betrayals and all the fun stuff to make a book that I want to re-read immediately.
I'm a sucker for all that so it's like the book was written exactly to my own specifications, which I clearly cannot complain about at all. It's set for the most part in Siena and the descriptions of the town makes the locales easy to imagine even for someone who has never been there and I almost want to go and book a holiday to Siena solely to experience some of it. The two tales - modern and past blend together beautifully and it says a lot about the author that I was equally invested in both stories, even though I knew that one was going to end tragically.
The premise involved Julie travelling to Italy on a quest to get something her mother had bequeathed her after her aunt died, in the belief that it will be worth a lot of money and clear her debts after she was written out her aunt's will unexpectedly. In Italy, she travels under her real name, Giulieta Tolomei and discovers that her family is at the centre of an ancient feud with another family and that her name holds some medieval weight nowadays. It was a wonderful book, and although I'm sure there were aspects of it that people could find fault with - the characterisation of Janice was maybe a little ott and a little out there, but I didn't really mind it that much tbh.
I just didn't mind it that much, and I honestly didn't have any complaints. It checked every box that I could possibly want it to check and the balance just felt right.
The film rights to this have been sold already. As a person who loved the book as completely as I did, I'm delighted to have another way to enjoy it but I just really hope they do it justice.
No crappy casting choices just to have some big name in the role who is completely unsuitable, and although I love her, no Amanda Seyfried either. If they are going to botch up the casting, I'd rather they just left it personally.
Now I'm just sad that this was a new release - it means I'm going to have years for the author's follow-up book.
View all 9 comments. Feb 03, Kimberly rated it it was ok Shelves: I saw great reviews about this book in several places, including at least two magazines. So I gave it a go. But now I'm left with the confusion that comes when you don't like something that everyone else seems to love. The story follows the modern-day ancestors of the real-life Romeo and Juliet, who believe themselves to be victims of a curse that has plagued the families for years, ever since Romeo and Juliet were not allowed to be together.
The book provides some insight into the historical I saw great reviews about this book in several places, including at least two magazines. The book provides some insight into the historical family feud from the 14th century, on which Shakespeare based his play.
However, there were things in the book that did not make it past my suspension of disbelief. I find it hard to believe that the Virgin Mary would curse a family for years just because she didn't get her way with the original Romeo and Juliet. I also didn't like how the ancestors of Romeo and Juliet seemed to have this "Well, you're named after Romeo and I'm named after Juliet, so we're supposed to be with each other and fall in love" attitude.
It was weird and I didn't find it to be the least-bit romantic. And I found it infuriating the way that none of the characters were ever straight with each other on anything until the very end. And while the climax of the book was satisfying, a great portion of the book left me rolling my eyes. If you have a deep love of Romeo and Juliet , can buy into the idea of your life being controlled by "fate" and curses, and have sappy notions about romance, then you might like this book.
Otherwise, I recommend that you pass it up. View all 13 comments. Tamamen isminden etkilenip almak istedim. O ben miyim? View all 12 comments. Jul 07, kari rated it liked it Shelves: So, where to begin? The first page is wonderfully crafted; the first page.
I thought, wow, this is going to be really wonderful. And I still love that first page, but the other pages not so much. I wanted to love all of it, I really did. There are two main stories running throughout the book.
The other story is a re-telling of the story of Romeo and Juliet, supposedly the actual historical people and events. She seemed like a very cardboard character tossed in for no real reason. She is presented as this selfish, self-centered almost evil creature, always grasping and taking from her twin sister, very rapacious and greedy.
Juliet is angry with her for a bit and then they work together. They are now just good buddies. This person has made her life miserable, ruining everything all the time, making sure anything that Juliet dreamed of was put down, stomped on. There is not any resolution of this, other than Juliet thinks she actually looks contrite a time or two. Someone has made your life a misery and you just shrug it off because she looks a bit sad or sincere?
Her attitude toward men seemed odd. She behaves or thinks like an uptight spinster which seems somewhat odd for a woman of twenty-five. I get that she had to remain a virgin for the plot, but her attitude that all men are wanting her for some kind of prize made me think she thought pretty highly of herself while at the same time she would be remembering that people only ever noticed her sister.
Oh, one has princess hair and one has bear hair; what the heck does that mean? I know Allesandro has green eyes and dark hair and a lean, muscled physique, I guess. There are descriptions of palazzos and towers and cathedrals and castellos and fields and alleys so I know the author does enjoy describing things; I guess just not people.
The romance of historical Romeo and Juliet was beautifully told and that was what kept me reading. The twists and turns and the way the author wove in the Palio horse race and the conflicts between the powerful families was really well done.
The historical part was page-turning and heartbreaking until toward the end when it becomes a bit too much telling and not enough showing, but there are centuries to be closed up so I understood that. I could feel the author pushing this romance forward, but it felt very forced. Even the love scenes, if you can call them that, are very flat. Okay, rumpled sheets, did they sleep together or did they sleep together? The romance is somewhat central to the story, both historical and modern, so it really needed to soar.
I really wanted the modern story to get out of the way so I could enjoy the historical one and since the majority of the story is the modern one, that isn't good. In the last chapters, there is tons of backstory which took away a lot of the urgency of the plot. I know there was a need for all the information, but I wish it had been presented in some different way. The ending was okay.
However, there is something introduced on the last pages which leads me to believe there will be a sequel or related book at some point in the future. This one was a bit of a slog to get through. The historical story was brilliant and full of emotion; the modern one, not so much. View all 16 comments. Aug 28, Michelle rated it it was ok Shelves: This book has garnered a lot of hype.
Many have called it a woman's DaVinci Code. I can somewhat buy the comparison but only a little bit. First of all, in DaVinci Code, the "exposed secrets" are much further reaching than the "true story" behind Romeo and Juliet. Many complained about the terrible writing in DaVinci Code but, to be honest, the story was intriguing enough that I didn't notice it too much.
Such is not the case with "Juliet. Why not "the last time I saw you" versus "the last time I had seen you"? There were some pages where had-something was used twenty times or more, so much so I couldn't even focus on the words between them. All I saw was had, had, had. For such an "active" book the writing was incredibly passive. I can't believe her editor, or her agent for that matter, let her get away with it. Also, the author over-explains everything.
For example, one character clearly makes a sarcastic remark, which the author tags with, "he said, meaning the opposite. And the dialogue? Atrocious, awful. People do not talk like the characters in this book. What bitchy, privileged twenty-five year old American woman exclaims at a pivotal point , "Creepers!
Creepers, indeed. There is also holy cow and hates my guts and taking the love train to cherry town, to name a few. Furthermore, the main character e.
We know nothing about her other than she has credit card debt and is the "nice sister," versus her twin who is the "mean sister. Apparently I really disliked this book! I will give it points for concept and a fantastic setting Siena. Also, the author clearly did a ton of research. I do think it will be a massive bestseller because it seems like the type of book a lot of people like. I imagine book clubs all over the world picking it.
Hopefully mine does not. View all 7 comments. Sep 22, Rachel rated it it was ok. Really predictable Juliet reincarnation genealogically speaking story. It started out strong with an interesting and sympathetic heroine. But once the hero was introduced the dialogue got really, really corny. Like roll-my-eyes corny. And the heroine was TSTL in one of my pet peeve ways.
She'd miss tons of tons of really obvious clues, and then think to herself, "wow, I feel stupid.
It would have bee Bleh It would have been so much easier if I'd gotten all this in the first place. It would have.
Especially since I figured it all out and kept wondering why you hadn't. Which leads to the next problem. Everything was SO contrived. That the heroine was TSTL and couldn't put two and two together allowed the plot to continue. Otherwise the book would have been must shorter. The ending was hugely disappointing. There was a big 'explanation' scene where all the bizarre happenings are explained by one character. Only it all felt so silly.
The happenings at the country estate were just bizarre. Anyways, this book was hugely disappointing, especially since the author is a decent writer and she did a great job with the history and setting of Seina.
It is the story and plot that need help. View 1 comment. Feb 16, Gemma rated it it was ok. But Julie gets a key to a safety deposit box in Siena that will be—in a completely obvious literal and metaphorical sense—the key to her past.
I was with Fortier at this point. It seemed like I kept turning pages and nothing was happening that made me interested in Julie or her quest. However they should be interesting in some way; intelligent, clever, tough, stubborn. Julie was nothing.
I think Fortier wanted to create sympathy for Julie by making her the meek, lost counterpart to her outgoing, abrasive twin sister. But instead Julie was presented as someone with no personality who was just letting life carry her along; she has no career, massive debt, and her participation in war protests is only a result of her desire to prove to her sister she can do something.
Her emotions toward the events in the story do not read true because Fortier never gives us a sense of what is driving them. At best she seems ambivalent toward discovering the truth about her past. The twin sister is horribly characterized.
If Fortier wanted to make her evil, she should have just gone for it. You can have a character who is a jerk and give them redeeming qualities. Janice seemed to have multiple personality disorder. I think Fortier was trying to create a character who was headstrong and street smart but also protective, but if this was the case it did not come off. She was very mean and blunt, and then suddenly she was loving and protective.
It did not read like a true person. I found it unbelievable when she suddenly popped up in Siena.
I also found her disguise hard to swallow. One of the few physical descriptions we get of a main character is that Janice is curvy; Julie asks her in the beginning of the book when she got her most recent addition, referring to her chest.
So could a buxom woman put on a leather jacket and pass for a man? There is some mention of Janice being interested in cars, but how does that translate to riding a motorcycle? And that was the biggest problem of the book for me.
Many have pointed out that Fortier is not American, but I cannot let her off that easily. I think it would have been more successful if Fortier had written it as she would have said it in her native langue, and then strip it of any colloquialisms. The modern day dialogue between all the characters was stilted and jarring and came off as very immature. Usually characters had no more than two or three lines of dialogue at a time, and it never carried the plot forward.
The love story between Julie and Alessandro is laughable, or better yet, invisible. Fortier did a pretty decent job building a little tension between these two, but she gives no real reason why Julie, who never seems to have had a relationship in her life, suddenly falls in love with him. She never shows any kind of pluck or intelligence or charm that would have attracted him to her.
At least none that felt believable. And their strange marriage ceremony and wedding night was just bizarre. I think you can successfully write around a sex scene, but after so much was made of Julie being a virgin, and so many references to virginity throughout, it felt like that scene should have been given more weight. I found the historical parts of the novel to be the best written, however I did have issues. It seemed like omnipotent narration. I think she dwelled too much on them at the expense of characterizing her modern day characters.
I found myself rushing through the historical parts in the hopes that something interesting would happen between the modern day characters. It never really did. The end was predictable and it did not feel very modern. Julie just drifts through life until a man saves her and marries her. Try to give it a little more of a twist.
A lot of this novel, especially the end, felt like it was the first idea.