The first part of the book was just the constant whining. I almost skipped a whole chapter. I'm glad I didn't though, because it got really good as I...moreThe first part of the book was just the constant whining. I almost skipped a whole chapter. I'm glad I didn't though, because it got really good as I read on. Thanks a bunch to Kenji for enlightening our esteemed protagonist.
So, Juliette is still in the process of learning to control her special powers and is constantly discovering more overwhelming, if not, more dangerous side of her ability. The more she figures out how powerful she is ... the more depress she gets. She is always in this state of realization of how much she will get people hurt either by accident or not. The worse thing still is that she cannot spend intimate time with Adam anymore because the latter gets overwhelmed with her power that he loses control of his own resilience to her's and he gets hurt. And we so all know how Juliette couldn't stand hurting anybody!
After having read this book and the short novella, "Destroy Me", I am more inclined in changing my team to team Warner. He is such a complicated person. A very complicated interesting person. When you thought you got him all figured out, he leaves you in awe. He is basically my favorite character in this book. And definitely a swoon worthy guy. It is such a surprise to find people you thought who were really messed up ... turn out to be the most leveled and open and wise people around. And who knew they were capable of loving ... unconditionally too?
If Adam is left speechless and overwhelmed with his feelings for Juliette, Warner is filled with the right things to say to sweep you off your feet. Sometimes I am left thinking ... there must be someone more worthy of Warner than Juliette. I am just not loving her character.
Although, I have to admit, I loved the writing and the words used ... sometimes, Juliette's emotions are so intense that I am left discovering some cheesy moments with her. I can't keep myself from rolling my eyes wherever which way!(less)
I thoroughly enjoy this series. Dez is a funny and witty heroine ... she just cracks me up whenever she opens her mouth. The story was fast paced and...moreI thoroughly enjoy this series. Dez is a funny and witty heroine ... she just cracks me up whenever she opens her mouth. The story was fast paced and engaging, I cannot put it down.
Since it has been a while since I've read the first installment, it took me sometime to pick up where the story left off. After Dez rescued Kale from a grave bullet wound caused by Alex.
In this book, Dez and Kale struggle with the difficulty of lack of physical contact. Dez, having to sacrifice the ability to touch Kale just so she could save Kale's life, finds herself in danger of pain and death with Kale's touch. To make matters worse, Jade comes into the picture with the intention of "helping" Kale control his power because apparently she's the only human being left who can actually touch Kale without having to suffer. Although, to be honest, we, the readers, and Dez, the girlfriend, know Jade has ulterior motive! This predicament made Dez self-conscious and doubtful of the resilience of Dez and Kale's relationship. We find Kale spending more time with Jade while Dez had to suffer all on her own not only with the stress caused by Jade's "intervention" but also with her father's evil plans on making her life miserable.
In this series, I'm on the fence with Alex's character. On the first book he was the totally irritating fellow who always gets in the way. However, in this book he kind of managed to redeem himself ... well, in my eyes at least. There's just something very complicated going on with Alex. After having rescued Dez many times and having confessed his true feelings with Dez, I kind of found myself swooning for him ... a little bit.
Kale on the other hand just really annoyed me. His claimed "innocence" is such a nuisance bordering on naivety. Although we know he truly loves Dez, his failure of putting Jade in her proper place early on in their relationship, left an ugly dent on his relationship with Dez.
I really feel sorry for Dez in this book. It's a good thing she's a strong character or else we would be reading whines non-stop!
And don't get me started with Ginger ... destiny ... whatever! What's the use of having the ability to see the future if you cannot do anything about it! I've always believed personally that the future is not set in stone. What's freewill for if everything's already written down?
Dez's dad is still the stellar villain, having recruited some talented twins to rage havoc as usual.
This was an action packed and emotionally charged book. You cannot afford to miss it!
By the way ... I almost missed reading the bonus part! Kale's POV. Having read Kale's POV should make me happy. Right? Wrong! I found him more annoying ... how can you even think of doing it Kale? Really for 57 seconds ... 10 seconds is long enough for me! And please ... for Dez's sake my .... whatever! You don't get to try all for size and see what fits. The magic comes from finding what is, without the need for comparison, because it is all there is to everything!(less)
I find the circumstance in which Max and Fang left things totally disagreeable with the tug of my heart. I am not disappointed with the plot per se .....moreI find the circumstance in which Max and Fang left things totally disagreeable with the tug of my heart. I am not disappointed with the plot per se ... just the way they had to be. (less)