Juliette’s touch kills. She’s locked up in an institution for a crime she never meant to commit. All she ever wanted was to fit in and be loved. Instead she is destined to a life alone. Until Adam. When Adam is thrown into her cell as a roommate, her whole life changes. Soon she is the pet project of a power-hungry army leader who wants to use her power for torture. In a world left in decay, can Juliette find her place?
I heard A LOT about this book before I read it, but it came pretty close to living up to the massive amounts of hype. I loved Juliette and Adam. I hated Warner. They were all great characters. The book kept me on my toes. I had no idea where it was going to go.
The world-building is subtle. There is a lot Juliette doesn’t know, so there is a lot we don’t know. But it works. I am looking forward to subsequent books to learn just what this world is like (yep, this appears to be another series).
And, wow, can Mafi write a makeout scene. If you are looking for tame YA, don’t look here. These scenes are HOT.
Personally, I found the strike through portions a little annoying. When Juliette had a thought that she didn’t really want to put out there, it would be crossed out.
Like this. My brain was tempted to skip over those, which is pretty much the opposite effect I think Mafi was going for. But that may just be me.
If you’re looking for a fast-paced novel with a little romance, a bit of paranormal, and a hint of dystopia, definitely check out Shatter Me.