by Tahereh Mafi
Release Date: November 15, 2011
Genre: YA Dystopian
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The writing style of this book was very unique and interesting. I loved following Juliette's thoughts. She thinks things but then crosses them out of her mind, trying to think of different things. She was a strong yet strange and sweet character. Juliette was never loved and always seen as a monster. She made a fatal mistake at fourteen and was sent away. Her parents never cared to find out what happened to her. She lives in a horrible asylum all by herself until one day Adam shows up.
Adam is basically the guy I always dream I could meet. He went to school with Juliette as a child and always saw the good in her. Always watched and admired her but never said anything. Then the chance was taken away from him. He is a solider now and working for Warner. Warner has an obsession for Juliette. He has big plans to use her as a weapon.
Warner was a very interesting and complex character. The kind of person you just love to hate. He was completely evil but somehow I still kind of liked him in a weird way. He has serious issues but I felt like Juliette was something he thought could make him happy and in his own crazy reasoning he believed he could make her happy.
Even though Juliette was treated horribly she will not help Warner no matter what he offers her. She fights him and fights to be good. I could never be as strong as her. I would probably just give in. But throughout the book she gets smarter, stronger, and learns to love and trust. There is a ton of great action and interesting twists that I didn't see coming. I always love that in a book. It ends rather abruptly so I am curious as to where the story goes in the next book.
"All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart."
"His lips soften into a smile that cracks apart my spine. He repeats my name like the word amuses him. Entertains him. Delights him.
"Juliette," he whispers, and I realize just how close he is. I'm not sure why I haven't evaporated into nothingness. "It's been me and you against the world forever," he says.
Rating: 5/5 Stars!