I am a bit torn after reading this book a second time, when i first read this book, i loved it and thought it was perfect, but now i have reflected on it more and refreshed and i realise even though i still like it there are some points that made me feel that i could not say it was still perfect.
Firstly the good points:
I love the writing style, it is beautiful and poetic. Because the book is written from Juliette’s viewpoint and in first person the writing style basically shows how her character thinks in her head. I like the use of run on sentences, the metaphors, the strike through words to show the inner thoughts that Juliette doesn’t want to let out, and the repetition of words to help to emphasise thoughts and emotions that were more intense, all these components really help to connect with Juliette’s mind set, and understand her fully. The writing style really helped to make me care for her.
I like most of the characters, especially being a psychology student, i like that specifically Juliette and Warner have some abnormality. Juliette’s character is complex and so interesting, her power does seem like it is a rip off of Rogue from X-men but the addition of her super strength does make up for that, i like the fact that even though she was treated badly by everyone, even her family, she still has the ability to care for other people and resisted Warner’s manipulations. I like that she is strong both mentally and physically (power). I like that Warner’s character is unsettling, he made me feel scared for Juliette, he screams bad touch , he is not good and does not apologise for killing people, in fact he enjoys it. But i like him, i wanted to know more about him, to understand why he is the way he is. I love Kenji, and how cocky and funny he is, i like his power and the details about him that were revealed near the ending. I also love how the ending is hopeful and uplifting, and the introduction of other people with powers too. Now the bad points: Some parts of the writing style was annoying, while the metaphors used were lovely, they sometimes didn’t make sense, it felt like the author was trying to make the writing too lyrical and it came across odd. Also the whole love relationship between Juliette and Adam didn’t really seem believable, when Adam was first in the cell with Juliette, he is suppose to be in love with her since he was younger but he didn’t really hint at his love neither did Juliette, who reveals later on she was in love with him since she was 14, even though she didn’t recognize him when they were in the same room?. It just seemed off a bit. I don’t know, maybe i felt this way because i didn’t really like Adam much. Overall, i do like this book, despite its flaws which were not very many, and would recommend it.