“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”
I heard good things about this book online. I found a set of the first four for a bargain price, despite my ever-growing pile of TBR books I picked them up. The book is set in a dystopian future. Juliette is our main character, and she has an unknown power. Her touch can kill; the Reestablishment rules and Juliette is being held for murder.
The story is told from Juliette’s point of view, as she is recording what happens in the diary/notebook. The writing style is unique, and you’ll either love it or hate. I loved it! I was drawn into the story; I love how Juliette’s character develops through the story. The strikethroughs in the writing become less and less. She knows who she is and that she is not a monster like the world has always treated.
This book has a strong romance factor to it as well. I love Adam, he is the hero, the one who helps her escape and he has loved her since they were at school together. I hate Warner, he is one of the leaders in the Reestablishment, and he wants to use Juliette for her power, as a weapon. You can sense that there is more that he feels though. I can see this potentially turning into a love triangle in further books.
I am looking forward to continuing Juliette’s story and to reading the rest of the series.
“You can’t touch me,” I whisper. I’m lying, is what I don’t tell him. He can touch me, is what I’ll never tell him. Please touch me, is what I want to tell him.”
Lou @ Wishful Books Reviews