Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.
Seriously, what is this? X-Men?
^That was me by the end of the book.
I can’t. I don’t even know what to say anymore. This book left me speechless but in a bad way.
Prior starting this book, I have heard mixed reviews, mainly negative feedback but I decided to give it a chance. I thought my biggest problem would be with the writing. Apparently, although some sentences resulted in awkward laugh or terrible frown on my face, eventually I got used to it and even found the writing to be mildly tolerable. Some were beautiful even.
“My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
What I couldn’t just tolerate were the poorly-developed, unrealistic characters and the nearly non-existent plot.
Right from the start,we know that Juliette is locked in a prison due to her superpower for 200+ days. I completely understand how such thing would affect her emotional state — no friends, never experiencing any parental affection. I would believe if she had difficulties trusting people but BAM…once Juliette knows that Adam is her childhood friend she just melts…
Which leads to the second issue, the romance. I had difficulty buying their relationship because it seems to be based on past experience. I mean, just because you went to the same school and both of you suffered from terrible condition back then doesn’t mean that it’s love. I want build-up tension. Sparks and chemistry.
And that revelation in the end? I did not expect that it would end that way because the whole book was dedicated to romance with political talks inserted here and there. I thought the sudden plot development was rather far-fetched and now I don’t know whether I should continue the series or not…