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Romeo, Juliet, and Jim

2.91  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Shakespeare meets Gossip Girl in this modern-day tale of two star-crossed lovers that soon becomes a love triangle in the first book of a trilogy.

Romeo and Juliet seem to have it all. They are heirs to the two greatest and oldest fashion houses Paris has ever seen, the House of Montague and the rival House of Capulet. They live in stunning penthouses, attend glamor
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published June 6th 2017 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Jun 03, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Anything R+J is an auto buy and I loved this premise...sadly it was severely disappointing.

This Romeo and Juliet are so dramatic it's ridiculous. The story pretty much went from "omg we're so in love, let's run away together" to "omg why didn't he/she email more than one sentence" to "he/she clearly loves someone else even though they're doing the exact same things they always have." It was a lot of interpreting glances and photos. There are entire chapters without dialogue. Needless to say, it
Rachel  (APCB Reviews)
This book instantly intrigued me because it's basically a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet with a Gossip Girl twist to it.

In this reimagining of Romeo and Juliet, the Houses of Capulet and Montague are fashion companies. I loved that this story is centered around the fashion world of Paris! I love following the lives of the uber wealthy in novels and their rich people problems, and this book definitely captivated me. The setting of this novel is Paris, France, and I love the incl
Jun 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF: 19th June

I think I'll set this aside for the time being. I might pick this up again in the future, but right now, I am not in the mood for this.
Although I doubt the two star-crossed lovers who were so desperate to hide their love would have ever trusted Jim with their secret, I enjoyed this modern day version of William Shakespeare's classic story. Appropriately set in Paris, both Romeo and Juliet are attractive, smart, and seem to have everything their hearts could ever desire, mostly due to the wealth and influence of their two families, rivals in the fashion industry. Until he was charmed by Juliet, Romeo has cut quite a swathe among ...more
Take Me Away To A Great Read
DNF at pg. 68

I found no connection to the world, characters or plot. I really was excited for this modern retake on Romeo and Juliet but it just went so wrong. The relationships felt wrong and forced and they stereotypes rubbed me the wrong way. I am sad to say I just could not get into the book, it sounded so promising but just was not for me.
Abbie Lemieux
Romeo, Juliet, and Jim is a modern retake on the classic Shakespearean tragedy. This book is great for young adults that may not be too fond of reading. The text is somewhat large, the book is pretty short, and the story is very intriguing. I'm very impressed by how the author was able to keep the messages and emotions of important plot points, but was still able to transform it into a modern story that people can relate to today. It was also very impressive how the author was able to weave the ...more
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
Alright, this book was difficult for me to like but there were some great aspects of this story so I am going to start with what I liked and go from there.
Things I liked:
1. The setting, of my favorite cities in the world. When reading the parts where the characters are roaming the streets, seeing the made me what to be walking right there with them.
2. I have to say that I really did like the way the characters were introduced. Romeo and Juliet as heirs to t
For the record, I am 100% on board with wacky-ridiculous YA retellings of Shakespeare. Lesbian Macbeth in a gothic Southern boarding school? Sign me up. The Winter's Tale at cheer camp? Give me a Y-E-S. Much Ado About Nothing in a 1920s speakeasy? JUST TAKE MY MONEY, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.

What I'm not onboard for is authors inserting unnecessary original characters into adaptations of Shakespeare like bad Gary Stu fanfic. Romeo, Juliet & Jim is just such a creature, which is unfortunate because the concep
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Schwarz, Larry and Palmer, Iva-Marie Romeo, Juliet and Jim 278 pgs. Henry Holt, 2017. $17.99 Content: Language: PG (20 swears: 10A, 10FrechforS) Mature Content: PG13 (Sex w/o details, teen drinking); Violence: G

Romeo and Juliet are already secretly dating in this modern day re-telling. They live in Paris and are the scion of competing enemy fashion houses. They are both wealthy, popular and good looking. They wish they could share their romance with the world, but must keep things secret, sleep
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
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I won an ARC copy of Romeo, Juliet, and Jim from a giveaway, hosted by Fierce Reads.

Romeo, Juliet, and Jim is a retelling of the classic story of the world's most famous star-crossed lovers. In this novel by Larry Schwarz and Iva-Marie Palmer, fate introduces a third party to the doomed star-crossed duo.

The synopsis of Romeo, Juliet, and Jim captured my interest when it was first introduced. I was curious on reading about a new twist of fate for Romeo and Juliet. Sadly, I was disappointed with/>
Feb 24, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, young-adult
Picture it, Paris. Romeo & Juliet are still in love except in this version their families are THE prominent fashion houses in all the land. Love or at least lust is in the air, but so is despair, distrust, and jealousy. Romeo & Juliet meet Jim, who unbeknownst to them is the son of the American tycoon that wants to buy their family's fashion empires, dismantle, and then combine them. In a world of secret texts and email accounts and he/she is taking too long to respond, he must not love ...more
Brenna Clark
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was enthralled by the imaginative retelling of one of the world's best and most well-known love stories. It was updated quite a bit, and felt exactly what I think that story would be like if it happened now. We grow more insecure and more desperate for love and a meaning in life with each generation. Those in power think themselves better than anyone else, and hate anyone that questions their authority. Romeo, Juliet, and Jim all lived in and were mold ...more
Andria Henry
This novel was surprisingly better than I thought it was going to be, it wasn't the same retelling we hear over and over again. Especially since we get a new person in the story named Jim. I think I enjoyed reading from Jim's view more than Juliet's and Romeo's, his was more interesting. I never knew what was going to happen with Jim. Romeo and Juliet's love story was cute, but I could tell when reading the book that they lack some trust in their relationship. The friendship that formed between ...more
Jul 02, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reads, ala, jri
"Contemporary romantic thriller" = I was 60% in and so far nothing had happened except rich French kids being pretentious and an appalling use of "nymphet," a word that no one even used in my generation, because it was written into the mouth of a pedophile. Every Romeo or Jim chapter made my skin crawl. No thank you. DNF pg 177
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, ya
Light and easy to get through, but predictable.
In modern-day Paris, Romeo and Juliet are 16-year-old star-crossed lovers, kept apart because of their families' competing fashion companies. They befriend Jim, a mysterious American — but what they don't know that Jim's father is trying to buy and merge the Houses of Montague and Capulet. (This is meant to be a travesty, but it's hard to feel compelled.)

When I first read the title, I hoped the "+Jim" would be a bisexual storyline (in love with bo
Laura's Book Addiction
"When you can't have someone all the time, the moments with them are the high, and the moments without them are the despair when you can think of nothing but them."

An ok read but very predictable and a ton of insta love thrown in.
Jul 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I inner monologue was a bit much at times (Juliet seemed so young! Grow a pair already!) but darn it I had to figure out who the heck Jim is! A different twist to a know story that is still left unresolved, hello book 2 and 3! 3.5 stars
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this book! It is a modern Romeo and Juliet with a twist! It keeps you entertained because it is not exactly like the original. It will make you want to keep reading and since it is a book in a series, that is a good thing.
Donna Foster
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
You will become immersed in this teen / young adult novel that has it all.
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So good, and the scenes in this book are AMAZING!!!! I would definitely buy this book, and read it over.... and over... and over again! aahdhfshfkshfhfka so good!!!!!
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I really wanted to enjoy this book - but the writing style was all over the place, and the last 6 chapters felt rushed and ended abruptly.
Sep 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gotta have someone review it before we can keep it in the school library. Glad to oblige.

Cute little easy, no-brainer, superficial teen read. Being a high school teacher, the teen drama was more relateable and accurate than some may realize.
Jun 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Lately, all the books I randomly pick up with high hopes because the description is intriguing are really crappy. Like why-did-you-read-it crappy. Romeo, Juliet, and Jim were no exception.
The rating on Goodreads should have been a clear warning that a bunch of crap was going to be shoved in a book. But stupid little me decided to spend two and a 1/2 hours reading a book I have so many feelings on. Mostly negative.
Why. Just why. All of the characters are bland and boring and so stupid
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