” Loneliness is a strange sort of thing It creeps up on you, quiet and still, sits by your side in the dark, strokes your hair as you sleep. It wraps itself around your bones, squeezing so tight you almost can’t breathe. It leaves lies in your heart, lies next to you at night, leaches the light out from every corner. It’s a constant companion, clasping your hand only to yank you down when you’re struggling to stand up.”
– Tahereh Mafi
Adam and Juliette are making a new life in Omega Point and learning about their powers. As she continues to struggle reigning in her abilities her and Adam grow further apart when she learns that she makes him weak and can kill him. The Reestablishment has learned of their location and kidnapped some people from Omega Point. The people of Omega Point must now prepare to attack the Reestablishment and the Supreme. In the first meeting with the Supreme, Juliette almost kills hims and they manage to take Warner as a hostage. Warner professes his love for Juliette and she begins to see another side of him and fall for him. But after he escapes and the people of Omega Point learn of the Reestablishments plan to attack they decide they must go to war. In the midst of battle, the Supreme shoots Juliette, but Warner is able to get the healers to save her. Omega Point is are war losing members, the Supreme thinks Juliette is dead and Warner saved Juliette’s life and keeping it a secret.
Mafi works magic with her writing. The story and plot could use some work, seeing as the 400+ pages mainly consisted of them in an underground compound, but it is beautifully written. I am obsessed with the way she uses words and phrases sentences. I also love how she continued the trend of striking out some of Juliette’s word so that you can see her thought process play out. I also became a huge Warner fan. I am team Warner! It is my belief that you want someone who will challenge you and make you a better person and that is what Warner does for Juliette. I have a feeling that I am gonna be let down in the third book and that something will happen to Warner. If she ends up with Adam I will be so upset. My favorite chapter was 62. It was absolutely amazing and shocking and had everything that makes a great moment and twist in a romance. I re-read this like three times. I would suggest to pay attention to this if you ever read the book!
“And even when you’re ready to let go. When you’re ready to break free. When you’re ready to be brand-new. Loneliness is an old friend standing beside you in the mirror, looking you in the eye, challenging you to live your life without it. You can’t find the words to fight yourself, to fight the words screaming that you’re not enough never enough never ever enough. Loneliness is a bitter, wretched companion. “
– Tahereh Mafi
Coming Soon: Ignite Me (#3 Shatter Me Series)