GoodReads Summary: As Omega Point prepares to launch an all-out assault on The Reestablishment soldiers stationed in Sector 45, Adam's focus couldn't be further from the upcoming battle. He's reeling from his breakup with Juliette, scared for his best friend's life, and as concerned as ever for his brother James's safety. And just as Adam begins to wonder if this life is really for him, the alarms sound. It's time for war.
On the battlefield, it seems like the odds are in their favor—but taking down Warner, Adam's newly discovered half brother, won't be that easy. The Reestablishment can't tolerate a rebellion, and they'll do anything to crush the resistance . . . including killing everyone Adam has ever cared about.
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I am so annoyed right now.
I love Adam, but this isn't the Adam I've come to know over the past two books. The only thing that felt Adam-like was his love for his brother. This guy, whoever he is, thinks Juliette is some weakling who needs protecting:
"I knew she should've stayed behind. She's not built for this-she's not strong enough."
"The smart thing would be to hide her somewhere. Keep her safe. A weak link can bring everything down with it."
"Kenji and Castle are always blowing smoke up her ass when they shouldn't, and honestly? It's dangerous. It's not good to make her think she can do this kind of thing when really, it'll probably get her killed."
These thoughts both shocked and angered me, because the Adam I know wouldn't think such things.
The tagline on the cover says "I will not lose her" and about half way through the novella he says he's not ready to give up on her or whatever, but towards the end it seems as if he has given up on her. Apparently he's not sure if he wants to rescue the girl who broke up with him and left him and his brother. He also doesn't want to be on the run again and put his brother in danger (which is fair enough, but it completely goes against his character. I thought he didn't want to lose her?) So, Kenji who is desperate to find Juliette (and btw, seems more worried about Juliette than Adam does) has to convince him to come up with a plan to brake her out. Yes, you read correctly. He has to convince him:
"Dude, what the hell are you talking about? Aren't you in love with this girl? Where's the fire under your ass? I thought you would be dying to get to her right now-"
What happened to the Adam that once said:
"You have no idea how much I've thought about you. How many times I've dreamt...how many times I've dreamt about being this close to you. God, Juliette, I'd follow you anywhere. You're the only good thing left in this world.”
Also, when Kenji and Adam were talking about how ruthless Warner is, Juliette's reaction kind of irked me. I get that she saw a softer side to him in Unravel Me, but she couldn't honestly be surprised at the things they were saying.
Prior to reading this I at least had some hope for Adam and Juliette, but now? Nope. It's feel to me like the author was initially set on Juliette/Adam, but suddenly after book 2 she changed her mind and decided Warner/Juliette was end game. Then in order for this to happen she dragged Adam through the mud by basically giving him a complete personality makeover, thus making his character completely unlikable.