YA Science Fiction Dystopian Page Count: 421
Omega Point is destroyed. The rebels lost the battle, and the Reestablishment came out victorious. Juliette was at the brink of death and now has no idea if her friends or Adam are alive.
The only hope she has is in the one she would least expect, Warner, unrelenting in his obsessive love for her, and offering his help. With him at her side she pieces together the whereabouts of the few remaining of Omega Point and Warner’s startling past.
The battle may have been lost but Juliette will not give up on the war. Her deadly touch is just the start of her abilities and she will not stop until she’s strong enough to take down the Reestablishment once and for all.
Wow, this book and the emotions, goodness. This was a very emotional book and honestly, the writer was very good at making me feel what the main character was feeling. Very good. It does get redundant after awhile, however.
Most of the book was character building and petty fights. I couldn’t go five chapters without one of Juliette’s boyfriends getting upset and throwing a fit. There was a whole lot of boyfriend drama. Ugh, love triangles!
Although, it didn’t always seem like a love triangle because Juliette was always on (spoilers) Warner’s side and Adam, boyfriend from the first book, Mr. No Personality, is suddenly a HUGE jerk.
In the first book, Juliette tells about how much she loves Adam and he’s her forever but now, because Warner’s being nice to her and is handsome she’s suddenly very much in it for him instead.
The writer seemed very unfair to me. ‘Oh, Juliette can’t choose who she likes more; Psycho sociopath Warner or Mr. No Personality Adam. Hmmm, what should I do? I know! I’ll make one of them a huge jerk so that the other will automatically seem more appealing.
I also felt kind of tricked because Warner, once thought to be an evil sociopath and the antagonist from the first book, was suddenly revealed to be not what he seemed and just a really misunderstood guy. This put a sudden distance between me and the story.
Metaphors! (can you hear me singing and drawing out the words?)
Alright, TOP FAVORITES!
‘And we are quotation marks inverted and upside down, clinging to one another at the end of this life sentence. Trapped by lives we did not choose.”
‘Every vertebra, every knuckle, both kneecaps, both hips. I am a pile of bones on the floor and no one knows it but me. I am a broken skeleton with a beating heart.’
(If you read my previous reviews on the Shatter Me Series, you’ll understand the metaphors thing. :P)
Some of the characters that I disliked before have grown on me like Kenji. He annoyed me because I seriously believed he was only there for comic relief and he never really made me laugh. (He also cussed a lot) But he has more purpose in the story now and I found myself finally enjoying him and laughing.
Although Warner is now her lover and no longer a bad guy, his character is maintained. This can be tough and I’ve got to give the writer some serious credit for it. Warner also made me laugh a few times. I didn’t expect that.
The fights between Juliette and Adam (yea there were a lot, most of the book she was fighting with him) were, very realistic to me. I could really see them happening and I could relate.
I used to like Juliette main character-wise and I know the writer’s trying to attempt a change but the change didn’t fit. She didn’t have the flavor and intensity she once had in the first books. She’s very bland now and not very feminine. She also has a burning hatred for Anderson, the antagonist, I didn’t like. She just wants to kill him and not only does this not comply with her character but it was very distasteful.
The end was very anticlimactic. I was disappointed with it. No twists, no turns, no, ‘Whoa, I can’t believe it’! Just, ‘Hey Juliette is strong and ruthless’.
My Rating for Christians:
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 for ‘seriously?’)
Okay, most of this book had no romance. Really, there wasn’t any till the book was a little more than halfway done. Then it got to be a little much for me. There are two very passionate love scenes that involve the two discarding clothing. Nothing is described but immense feeling and well… taking clothes off. I do not suggest a young teen read this.
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 for ‘constant cussing’.)
God’s name taken in vain a few times with damn. Sh*t a lot, a*s and jacka*s and di*k. One of the characters flips another one off.
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 for ‘graphic violence’.)
Like romance there’s not a lot of violence at the start but later, around when the romance picks up, so does the violence. There is fighting, breaking of noses and killing but no blood or gore described in uncomfortable detail. Blood is described a few times in scenery, however. Juliette is involved in a war and is very powerful, so there are times where she’s a bit violent. She kills someone in self defense.
Drinking, drugs or smoking: 0-10
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 ‘for seriously’.)
I’m pretty sure there’s absolutely none.
No Homosexuals or mention