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Genre: YA Dystopian Romance
Recommended if you like:
characters with some sort of supernatural ability/superpower, an unsure heroine who grows more and more confident, a love triangle, romance as a large factor, and
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.
The book starts out with our heroine sulking around, not really doing anything because she's a prisoner. She's not confident about herself, and she fears that her abilities are too dangerous. But as the story progressed, I realized that showing her weak side was important, as it later shows her character growth and acceptance of her own self.
Romance plays a huge role in the book - In fact, genre-wise, it's probably more romance than it is dystopian. Society has turned to crap, and because of our heroine's powers, she becomes a very important figure in the war for both the bad guys and the good guys.
Overall, it was a good. I will read the sequel. The writing style takes getting used to, but once you get over it you'll easily dive into the story. And I'm a total sucker for characters with superpowers. Hell, I wish I had a superpower too.