Sunday, February 9, 2014

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Ignite Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Shatter Me
Release: February 4, 2014
Pages: 408
Review: 5 Stars

Ignite Me was amazing! A perfect ending to a perfect series. After months of bad endings, the prospects are starting to look up, which is proven by Ignite Me. The plot is beautiful, the characters done well, and the world magnificent.

The main character is Juliette. Her touch kills for cryin out loud! In book one, Juliette was quiet, meek, and all around weak-hearted. By Ignite Me, Juliette is ANGRY! She is ready to kick butt, and no one's getting in her way! Juliette is not afraid anymore and it's amazing. Suddenly, all the things she's only dreamed of are within sight. There are a couple awkward moments that I cringed at, but beyond that, her interactions with the other characters is strong. My favorite character is quite possibly Kenji. He is the comic relief of the series. Kenji is also kind but stubborn. He's Juliette's best friend, and when she says 'I can't' he says 'Yes you can'. A note on the love triangle. Up until this point I was solid Team Adam but Ignite Me turned me. I am now definitely Team Warner. You honestly don't get just how wonderful and sometimes broken he is until this book.

This book was perfectly done. The action was nonstop and the romance was scorcing. Seriously, I'm blushing just thinking about it. I can't even accurately express the perfectness of this ending. How the characters decided to deal with the problem was risky and made for a lot of kick butt time. Juliette didn't take no for an answer. The language that Tahereh chooses to use in the book is beautiful. The writing is similar to that of The Book Thief. It's so poetic and fun to read. Unlike the first book, in Ignite Me, there are no cross outs. The tagline 'Fear will learn to fear me' is perfect for the book, the cover is beautiful and the book shattered expectations. Ignite Me was amazing and deserves a full five stars.

Author Bio:

Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the SHATTER ME series. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, where she drinks too much caffeine and finds the weather to be just a little too perfect for her taste.

When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts.

SHATTER ME is her first novel.

Foreign rights have sold in 25+ territories to-date and film rights have been optioned by 20th Century Fox.

Her work is represented by Jodi Reamer of Writers House, LLC.

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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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1 comment:

  1. The Romance was scorching for sure! I start blushing every time I think back to it ;)
    It really was an awesome ending, I can't believe this was it... the awesomeness that was Shatter Me has come to an end. I call for a Reread!