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PFS2012 Character Interview: Juliet from When You Were Mine + Giveaway


This year, one of my all-time favorite books is Rebecca Serle's WHEN YOU WERE MINE. It takes rejection and devastation and crushed dreams to a whole new level, while still delivering hope to you, for Rosaline's future as well as what our own might look like. I mourned for a love that could never be while I embraced another, and was emotionally stunned by Rosaline's remarkable growth. This is a Romeo and Juliet retelling if you haven't guessed, so who better to include in the lineup during a fantasy and retellings event than Rebecca Serle? And she's brought Juliet with her.

Were you actually excited to be living in the same place as your cousin, Rosaline, or were you anxious? Were your intentions toward Rosaline already negative right from the beginning?

Juliet: I didn’t think too much about it, honestly. We were close when I used to live here but that was like a million years ago.

I can’t help what happened between Rob and me. It’s not my fault he wanted to be with me. And he wasn’t even Rosaline’s boyfriend. I mean maybe she had some childhood crush on him, or something, but that isn’t really my problem…you know?

What’s your happiest memory and with whom?

Juliet: My parents and I took a family vacation to Disney World when I was seven. It sounds really cheesy but it was a lot of fun. I still like to look through that photo album.

If you could wish for a brother or sister, what’s one quality you’d wish them to have?

Juliet: Loyalty.

What is your biggest regret? Your greatest success so far?

Juliet: My greatest success would be winning Ms. Junior LA last year. There were like three thousand girls who competed and I got the crown. Also what’s happening in my acting career. That’s cool, too.

My biggest regret would probably be falling out of touch with my cousin. I think it was her fault, but I could have tried harder, too, I guess.

If you could go rewind back to a moment in your childhood, what would it be and why?

Juliet:The moment Rosaline came to visit us for Christmas. She probably doesn’t remember this, but I broke her doll. Every thing was a mess before that, but after we didn’t see her family for like a decade. If I could maybe I would have talked to her. I don’t know. It doesn’t really matter, now.

Were your reasons for zeroing in on Rob purely because you were genuinely interested or did you set out to pursue him with ulterior motives?

Juliet: Look, we fell in love. Like I said it sucks Rosaline had feelings for him, but all is fair in love and war…right?

What does your future look like in five years?

Juliet: I’d like to be back living in LA. I’d like to be engaged, maybe. Graduating from USC, for sure. Maybe I’m starring on a hit TV show. I’m probably a little more famous. I’m with Rob, though. He’s there. Whatever my life is in five years, he’s with me.
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Not only can you already enter to win WHEN YOU WERE MINE as part of the US prize packs, but there's an extra separate copy for you greedy US citizens extra eager for this book!

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In this intensely romantic, modern recounting of the greatest love story ever told, Romeo’s original intended—Juliet’s cousin Rosaline—tells her side of the tale.

What’s in a name, Shakespeare? I’ll tell you: Everything.

Rosaline knows that she and Rob are destined to be together. Rose has been waiting for years for Rob to kiss her—and when he finally does, it’s perfect. But then Juliet moves back to town. Juliet, who used to be Rose’s best friend. Juliet, who now inexplicably hates her. Juliet, who is gorgeous, vindictive, and a little bit crazy...and who has set her sights on Rob. He doesn’t even stand a chance.

Rose is devastated over losing Rob to Juliet. This is not how the story was supposed to go. And when rumors start swirling about Juliet’s instability, her neediness, and her threats of suicide, Rose starts to fear not only for Rob’s heart, but also for his life. Because Shakespeare may have gotten the story wrong, but we all still know how it ends…

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21 comments:

Marie Landry said...

I keep seeing this book around but hadn't actually read the synopsis - it sounds really good! Thanks for the great interview! :-)

Addie R. said...

Interesting interview. I've always been curious of Juliet's motives. I loved this book and great post!:)

Danny Bookworm said...

Great Review! I have been meaning to read this one since quite a while.. Even worse, I actually have a copy .. !!
And yes... all is fair in love and war! Can't wait to read it :)

Lili said...

Really interesting review! I can't tell you what I truly think of her because I haven't read the book yet! Seems she may be a little of both options, though! Definitely interested to read this, so thank you for sharing. (:

Montana G. said...

I love the interview! I really enjoyed When You Were Mine :)

Diannosaurreads said...

Not really sure what to think of her -_-

Brandy Schaefer Dull said...

sympathetic and tragic... thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Heidi said...

OMG I've NEVER liked the character Juliet, and this just kind of nails it home for me. Total back stabber...she values loyalty, but has none herself? You do NOT do this kind of thing when someone you care about has feelings for someone else.

Rebecca said...

I've never been quite sure what to think of Juliet, but the romantic in me (who happens to be very loud actually) chooses to believe she is a sympathetic and tragic character.

Pat said...

Juliet is light. Not mean or snarky.

Asheley said...

HAHA, this is funny! Okay, if you're asking about Juliet from this interview, she's tragic...tragically snarky. And tragically a little unlikable. BUT I haven't read the book, so I may be way off base. I don't remember feeling the same way about the "real" Juliet - I think I identified with her on a more sympathetic level. But I love this interview! So fun!

Gaby said...

I think a little of both :)

Molly said...

Juliet definitely comes across as an evil backstabber.

deadtossedwaves said...

I'm thinking she is a little of both ;)

Sonia said...

Okay, so putting aside any feelings I already have for Juliet.... she doesn't sound completely horrendous from this interview. She definitely sounds pretty oblivious to anyone but herself and a little indifferent to her cousin's feelings but it also sounds like she's genuinely upset about the separation with Rosaline.

That's from the interview anyway. Maybe I'll go back to my usual feelings after I read the book ;)

Sarah said...

*SOBS*
WHY FOR YOU MAKE ME CRY MORE?
I love love LOVED this. I LOVED hearing that Juliet regrets how stuff went with Rose. It's so within character, her blaming R, but I loved seeing she really did seem to love Rob. So sad *runs away crying*

Kitty said...

I think kind of both

Sophia said...

I'm actually not sure! I think it's a mixture of both, although, since it's an interview from Juliet's POV, it could be pretty biased.

Angie said...

I still think she's an evil back stabber.

gummiebear727 said...

I don't think it was entirely her fault, I think it was a lot of politics between all the parents involved. It kind of sucks for Rose's family cuz they were caught in the middle. I prefer the character of Rosaline, but I don't think it's totally fair to pin Juliet as the bad guy.

liane said...

I think she's a backstabber !!