Saturday, March 21, 2015


pic taken from Amazon and description taken from Goodreads


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.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.


Okay, I have been wanting to read this series for a long time, and finally got the opportunity.  I devoted a whole month to only reading book on my TBR pile.  Unfortunately other things happened this month that have made it impossible to read.  Now, I am now on my third book (I think) and it has been so much fun.  I love reading my review books, but I really, really love reading my TBR pile :).

This book was so good.  I love reading about people with "powers".  I always think "what would I do with those powers".  I don't think I would like Juliette's power though.  I love to be able to hug my kids, and my husband.  Not being able to touch anyone would be horrible.  

Juliette has been locked away for 264 days with no contact with anyone until a random night when a boy ends up in her cell/room.  Adam.  What to say about Adam.  I loved him.  Loved him.  I didn't know if I would at the beginning, but as the book went on he grew on me.  

Juliette is taken to a man who wants to use her for her abilities.  Warner.  What do I have to say about Warner.  Well he is not my favorite person.  He is a wonderful bad guy though.    He is definitely one of those characters I love to hate.  He wants to use Juliette's power to defeat his enemies.

Adam and Juliette have different plans.  Really, the story is so great.  I love the world building, and characters.  I really felt like I was in the book with Juliette.  The way Juliette describes her world, made me feel the pain she was going through with her.  The writing is just beautiful.

I cannot wait to read the next book.  Although I am doing the novella because I am reading them in order (or order according to Goodreads.).  I really am so excited to find out if Juliette and Adam join the fight against Warner and his people.  

Source:  I bought this book for my self.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.





Tahereh Mafi
pic and  bio taken from Goodreads

She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, where she drinks too much caffeine and finds the weather to be just a little too perfect for her taste. 
When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts.


  1. I haven't heard of this series before and it sounds good! Great review! I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on the rest of the series.

  2. I really liked this as well! Just wait until you read the novella from Warner's POV, it will make you change your whole mind about him! I so need to read the next books and novella. I keep putting it off but I really do need to finish this series.

    1. Ugh, I did, and now what. I thought he was all evil, and now I just don't know. I don't think i like him, but his father is pure evil!

  3. Yiyiyi! I'm so behind in this challenge. You're doing awesome! I have this series, or at least the first book and haven't read it yet. I need to! Glad you really liked it!!

    1. Well, I love it so far...I cannot wait to finish it. Reading has been hard this month so it is taking me forever to read any books :).

  4. I'm not normally a novella fan, but I do think you need to read the Warner novella (can't remember the name) to understand the story. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the rest of the books!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

    1. I do not like novellas very much either, usually because they come out after and that makes me mad. The novella was actually really good.