Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Mini Review)

Title: Ignite Me

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Pages: 408

Genre: Young adult: dystopian

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: February 4th 2014

My Rating: 5/5 stars

“Are you out of your goddamn mind? You think we can take on two hundred soldiers? I know I am an extremely attractive man, J, but I am not Bruce Lee.” – Tahereh Mafi

Goodreads synopsis:

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City, 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.

My review:

Ignite Me is the third book in this series, and definitely my favourite so far. This may contain spoilers for Shatter Me and Unravel Me, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH! Mostly because we get lots more scenes with Warner and Kenji, my favourite characters in this series. I love how Kenji’s and Juliette’s friendship has developed, and that despite his belief, Kenji still trusts Juliette to make her own decisions and will support her all the way, no matter how stupid he thinks her decisions are. Honestly, their friendship is goals and I wish, for the thousandth time, that Kenji was my best friend. I’d definitely have him as a sidekick.

We also get an insight to Warner’s past and his personality and it made me fall in love with him even more. I find his brutal honesty towards Juliette’s friends amusing, and though the trust between them all is strained, I adored reading them work together and become almost-friends (because let’s face it, even if they were all friends, Warner wouldn’t admit it). I hope in Restore Me, the friendships between everyone is further developed.

I found this book to be more fun than the previous two, and though most of the action is left to the end of the book, I still adored it for the beautiful writing (who doesn’t love Tahereh Mafi’s writing?) and the development of the characters and the relationships. I definitely laughed a lot, and James is SO ADORABLE IN THIS BOOK THAT I JUST WANT TO HUG HIM.

I still would have liked if there was more world building and action, however, since Restore Me has come out, I’m hoping that the world will be better explored since Juliette will have the resources to do so. Adam was also really annoying in this book, like you have higher priorities than your relationship status with Juliette. I guess towards the end, he does get better, but I won’t make any final judgement on his character yet.

I’ve no idea what else to say, so this review is ending here. I actually liked having more scenes with the other people from Omega Point and I swear, if someone dies in Restore Me or and further book, I will start a riot ahah. I’m way too nervous to read Restore Me, tbh.

Have you guys read Restore Me yet? Did you like it?


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