Thursday, February 6, 2014

Review: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi


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"
Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.

In Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi created a captivating and original story that combined 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." The sequel, Unravel Me, blew readers away with heart-racing twists and turns, and New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia said it was "dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense." Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and climactic end.

Publication Date: February 4, 2013

This book gave me the feels and I don’t know how my heart is ever going to recover from the series being over! I could read a hundred more books about these characters. I loved how far the characters came and was so happy with the series resolution.

Juliette was such a different character in Ignite Me. After being shot, she’s like a phoenix reborn. She’s tough and independent and no longer afraid of the world. After all of the crying in the past two books, it was amazing to see her come into her own.

Warner has intrigued me since the first book and his character arc has been incredible. He’s snarky and selfish and unapologetic about it. I loved that we got to see such a different side of Warner in Ignite Me. He was still sexy as hell, but I loved his child-like moments when readers got to see what a lifetime of abuse had done to him.

Adam was unrecognizable in Ignite Me. Adam has been through a lot, but his actions were so unlike who I thought he was as a character. SPOILERS AHEAD Juliette was so right in her assumption that Adam needed her weak and dependent on him. The new Juliette in Ignite Me overshadowed Adam and she needed a strong equal like Warner. END OF SPOILERS

Kenji had the best lines in the book as usual. It was great to see his friendship with Juliette blossom. I liked that Mafi decided to use his character as more than just comic relief. I know the series is over, but a girl can hope for a Kenji novella, right?

The plot was fast-paced and I thought the book ended in a satisfying way. I’ve read a lot of end of trilogy books lately with awful endings and I was gleeful that this didn’t happen. No throwing my Kindle across the room and cursing the wasted time I spent invested in the series.

If you haven’t picked up the series yet, it’s honestly a must read. I love Mafi’s gorgeous writing style and her ability to create dynamic and unforgettable characters.

5/5 Stars


  1. I skimmed because I am super excited to read this one, but it looks like it was a satisfying ending and I def know what you mean, I can't believe this will be the end.

  2. Well, I shall have to grab a sample. :) Thanks for sharing your awesome review, Heather. WRITE ON!