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. @ goodreads
Read from April 26 to May 01, 2015
Holy butt-crack! I loved this book! Yay! Another trilogy for me. I already have the other books. You can seriously go broke on Goodreads!
Sooo.. I think I'm going to have to add **SPOILERS**! Read at your own risk :)
This book captured me from the start! Juliette has lived in a type of mental ward for 264 days. She doesn't get to talk to anyone or do anything. It takes a good bit of time for them to tell you why her parents threw her in this place. She killed a little boy just by touching him. If she touches you, she sucks the life right out of you. Soooo... she hasn't touched anyone in 264 days either. She was devastated, she just wanted to try to give the little boy some comfort when his mom was being horrible to him.
I love the way the author has her repeating sentences two or three times to herself or in her little notebook. I do that myself when I'm in one of my moods! It made her seem real. I mean who wouldn't be a little nutzy cuckoo locked up alone for that long and knowing you couldn't touch anyone. Well, it would come in handy for your enemies!!
Out of the blue one day they announce they are going to give her a roommate. She gets Adam. Lovely, yummy Adam :) Come to find out she has known him all of her life, from childhood.
Anyhoo, then we find out Adam is a soldier to some wicked dude that pulls her out of the place. This man named Warren wants to use her as a weapon to kill people. I mean what evil villain wouldn't right? He also has a little crush on her but he's a jerk and evil so that's a no go.
She is in love with Adam and he with her. They have loved each other all of their lives and guess what? He can touch her without being killed :)
They break out and go to Adam's home to see his younger brother. It's in a place where the bad people don't generally go. Some other soldier ends up coming to the house all shot and what not and telling them he knows of a safe place for them to go.
They start to head out as the bad guy finds them, Adam gets shot but will be ok. And for some reason that jerk can touch Juliette now too. She shoots him, but we all know he's not dead!
They make it to the safe house and all I can say from there is it reminds me of X-Men. There are a whole crew of "different" peeps there.
I'm excited to find out what will happen with all of these new friends.
Awesome book! 5 Stars