I like to read VERY much .. I'm obsessed with reading I don't have time to actually read a book so I've been a listener for three years now
it is on the top favorite but I heard better
I liked Kenji and James they are so funny and I related to them
no but I will now starting with crossed .. I hope it will be as good
It made want to cry at some point , and Kenji made me want to laugh all the time
I love this book so much but the kissing scenes didn't work with me so well
i was drawn in right away and the story line is original. The author wrote in such a unique way, your not sure what is said aloud vs. what is being written in her journal.
It's a little like The Pledge, but not really. Both are post apocalyptic America. both have female lead who must find an inner strength, and have a romeo and juliet type love interest.
I did enjoy the story, when she triumphs, i felt pride. when she fears, i was insecure, i didn't know why no one could touch her, but i didn't want them to.
I can not wait for more from this author, for a first effort, this book was most excellent.
I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!
This is why you do not write a review until you have finished the book. Had I written the review at the end of ten chapters, I would have given it five stars. It starts out with this girl in prison. A prison where there is only a small window about fist size. The only light is through that window. She is fed maybe once a day. She has been in prison for nine months and has not spoken to anyone in that time. It kind of reminded me a little of Room by Donoghue. The language or vocabulary is different then any I have heard in any book: See Examples. When the story started to go down hill, which is when she is let out of this jail for another jail, I stayed with it for the flavor of Mafi's words. After about a third of the book is over, the story seems rushed, gets very predictable and even the tasty language which had been about every other sentence stops, with the exception of the semi-love scenes. With the exception of one line in the whole book(See Examples), the love scenes are very middle school. The bad guy is laughable. The book ends with a copy of X-Men.
Examples of Mafi's savory language; My words use no parachutes as they fall out of my mouth. I've discovered I don't know how to breathe. The bed under my back. My eyes are fighting not to flutter. I am going to memorize every inch of your body with my lips. I die stupid in that second.
I wish I could have written these down as I drove, they come at you every other sentence in the first half of the book. If Mafi ever writes an adult novel or erotica, I most assuredly want to read it. This book went from five stars to two stars faster then a speeding bullet and I have no interest in the rest of the series.
The narrator sounds like a ten year old girl, the girl is seventeen.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
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 story and the characters are compelling, and I found myself fully engaged emotionally. I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator did a fabulous job with the voices. I will definitely read further into the series. In fact, I checked with some friends who have read the series before making that decision. I've been disappointed in the endings of some series, and I didn't want to invest in this one if the ending wasn't satisfactory. I'm assured it is.
I've listened to all 3 books in this series at least 4 times over the past few years. I love the story line. It's very original. And I think Kate Simses performance is great! Her voice makes the character very likeable and innocent. Fun series. Highly recommend.
As an audiobook, it was a little hard to follow unless you also read at least part of it, because the heroine "scratches out" some of what she's written so that sounds a little weird in the audio version, but once I figured that out, it was easy to understand. I mostly listened to this as an audiobook for when I couldn't be reading. Couldn't put the series down. It was just a fun and emotionally stirring read without being too thought provoking (my job/life are stressful enough, so I like to read just for fun).
I love the performance, the story has a great story line but I don't like how many metaphors are in the story back to back. I find myself thinking ok..... I get it...... Move on. I feel like it started out pretty slow but It did pick up quite a bit so I'm reading the next and hopefully it's a bit more fast paced than this book
This was my first audiobook and what drew me into getting this one was , not only the title but the narration once I opened it up. There is a way that Kate reads Juliet's character that just brings her insanity to life. You grow with the character and you really get invested in her. It was just so well done. It was a fantastic first experience and if I have to recommend one audiobook ever, it'll be this one.