Ignite Me

ignite meIgnite Me. Tahereh Mafi. Young Adult/Dystopian. 2014. 421 pages. 5 stars. [Source: eBook]

“I grieve nothing. I take everything. . . Ignite, my love. Ignite.”

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”

With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.

The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu. Tahereh Mafi has created a captivating and original story that combines the best of dystopian and paranormal, and was praised by Publishers Weekly as “a gripping read from an author who’s not afraid to take risks.” Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and satisfying end.

This book killed me. It was the perfect ending for a beautiful series. Tahereh Mafi’s writing plus the amazing plot has made one heck of an impact when I finished reading it.

The character developments of not only Juliette but Kenji and Warner–I would add Adam, but that would be ironic–really impressed me. I loved how when you compare them from Shatter Me, it’s like looking at two completely different characters in the best way possible.

With everything coming down to a tense situation, it was evident that war was about to come. Juliette is now mature enough to see that she is ready to lead the people to what they rightfully deserve and attempt to overthrow The Reestablishment.

I was really impressed as to how everything came together. Everything was spot on and well thought out. I also like how Juliette recalled herself back in Shatter Me and finally realized how immature, petty, and childish she was being. To add to that, Warner was, for lack of better words, unabashedly recalling and laughing at Shatter-Me-Juliette.

With so many things going on, I was left hanging when Ignite Me’s final chapter was open ended. I’m still very curious as to how everything worked out afterwards. I would kill for an epilogue. I just want to know what happens. If they turned out successful, how they’re now living, what happened to the world, if birds flew again–just anything! I’m still clinging onto the hope of Tahereh writing a short epilogue just to ease everyone’s curiosity.

Overall, it was the cherry on top to an exquisite series. From the writing, to the characters, to the plot, it was such a joy to read. I have no regrets rereading it. I might even reread it for the third time around in a few months!

It’s been such a joy to review these books and I highly recommend you read it if you haven’t. But if you have, don’t hesitate to reread!

9 Replies to “Ignite Me”

  1. I totally agree with you! I have always wished for an epilogue. It even got to the point where I wish the series would stretch into like 5 books and see how warner and juliette take over the world lol 😆

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  2. I have this series as e-books on my iPad… and they were definitely compelling reads! I’m so glad about how Juliet’s love life turned out haha.

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      1. I haven’t read them for a while, but I think I will again while I have the chance. Tahereh Mafi is definitely a great author!


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