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Review: ‘Ignite Me’ by Tahereh Mafi

Review: ‘Ignite Me’ by Tahereh MafiIgnite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #3
Published by Harper Collins on February 4th, 2014
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 409
Format: Hardcover
Source: bought online
five-stars
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.

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review

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How was I going to write this review when it’s one of my favourite trilogies of all time? When Shatter Me‘s ARC landed on my desk at work I picked it up because it was super shiny and the description sounded like my kind of book. I devoured it, I loved it, and now it’s over. I’m so sad it’s ended sniff

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Juliette’s growth from the first book has grown exponentially. The cover is symbolic in the sense that we find her to have blossomed from the girl she used to be. She’s grown up, matured and so fiercely independent. Her friendship with Kenji is the best type of friendship. Loyal and forever platonic, they care deeply about each other and their witty remarks to each other made me laugh out loud. In general, Kenji makes me laugh no matter what.

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Now on to the boys, we find out what Warner’s plans are (FINALLY!) and I just knew that he had it in him all this time. There were so many hints in Shatter Me so you can see a glimpse into his nature. I’m just so glad that I was right. Now on to the other boy in this series. Adam is being a tool and I don’t like seeing this side of him. He’s so angry all the time. The things he said were so hurtful and so incredibly wrong that I wanted to smack him. I’m surprised Juliette didn’t. Also, The dialogue between James and Warner is too freaking hilarious.. The innocence of children. He says and asks the most funniest things.

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All I have to say is “OMG chapter 55!!!!!” Forever marked in my heart as one of the most heated and sexy time scenes I’ve read in young adult. Whew fans self

Overall, a beautiful perfect ending to this romantic dystopian trilogy. I highly suggest reading this if you love characters that change over time, action scenes with crazy consequences and a chapters that will forever stay in your heart.


quotes

If there was even the slightest chance I could spare this pain, I would’ve taken it. (8)
You can’t depend on others to take care of you. You cannot presume that someone else will do things right. (68)
You have no idea what it’s like to live out here—no idea what it’s like to starve and watch your family die in front of you. (121)
No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip their skeletons from our flesh. (121)
No—I wanted you. That’s all I wanted. From the very beginning, Juliette. You were it. You were all I wanted. (136)
Maybe your lady bits are scientifically confused. (156)
Is it possible to love someone and then stop loving them? (159)
He makes me feel like his equal—like I can accomplish just as much as he can, and more. And if I do something incredible, he’s not even surprised. He expects it. He doesn’t treat me like I’m done fragile little girl who needs to be protected all the time. (160)
It’s like a soap opera. But with worse acting. (175)
I’m not trying to fix you; I don’t think you need to be fixed. I’m not trying to turn you into someone else. I only want you to be who you really are. (184)
I am enough, and I always will be. (245)
It’s the kind of kiss that inspires stars to climb into the sky and light up the world. (319)
I feel like I’ve been split open and stuffed with sunshine. (321)
Words are like seeds, I think, planted into our hearts at a tender age. (358)

reading progress

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rating

5/5

five-stars

2 Comments

  1. Cali W.

    October 11, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    I love the quotes you picked. This is my favorite book of the series too. 😉

  2. Sophie

    February 22, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    I’m pretty sure this is my fave in the series. I loved the character development and how everything was executed. Although, I do wish there were more to read!

    Great review!

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