Hello, oh look, I’m still here! I wasn’t abducted by aliens or anything! Although I wouldn’t mind that. My finals are coming up and they are a literal pain. They physically hurt.
But I have to write one last review before I sign off, again, for a month. This one especially couldn’t wait.
I have a curse
I have a gift
I am a monster
I’m more than human
My touch is lethal
My touch is power
I am their weapon
I will fight back
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.
Okay … I heard a lot of hype about this book? A lot of mixed reviews on goodreads and stuff, but still I guess a lot of people have read it (obviously, since it released in 2012 or smthn’)
what i liked:
The blurb very appealing?
what i didn’t like:
*takes a deep breath*
This could have actually been a good book. I mean, girl with scary powers? Yes ma’am. Weird world and evil government? Sign me up. Oh wasted, wasted potential.
The main idea was appealing. From the blurb. After starting the book, well. Nothing was. First off, the characters oh my god the characters. Juliette is very unlikeable. Or maybe I just couldn’t sympathize with her because everything about her screamed cliche. I tried very, very hard to feel something for her, but she’s just dull.
I don’t like Adam or Warner. The only purpose Warner serves is to be that Bad Guy™ who is SURE to be like, a future love interest. He’s not even a good villain. And Adam is the Righteous One who is the epitome of Goodness and Bravery. They serve no purpose other than a potential love triangle, from what I get with the spoilers I’ve read for the next part.
The world building is too vague. Like for example, there’s the Restablishment, but I don’t know much about it except that it wants to erase the past? And I guess the writing on it’s own is bad too. Like a poorly stringed fanfiction with sort of lyrical phrases, almost trying to be poetic.
I guess it really is the way it was written that made it so bad. The world building is poor, the characters are unlikeable, the plot is boring and drab.
It’s very rare that I hate a book. I guess I try very hard to find something nice in every book, or I’m just lucky to have not come across too many bad reads. But it royally sunk, because there is literally nothing appealing in it.
1.5 out of 5