Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 1 August, 2014 by Amanda / 6 Comments

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi {Amanda’s Review}Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #3
four-half-stars
Also in this series: Unravel Me
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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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.

Ended the way it needed to.

Thoughts on Ignite Me

I waited a long time to read Ignite Me, and in some ways I’m glad I did. The time—and what I’ve learned about story telling—gave me greater perspective. I would have loved Ignite Me regardless, but I have new respect for Tahereh Mafi and her evil story telling genius.

See, Unravel Me made me do something I’ve never done before: switch allegiances with the love interest.  Even so, I wasn’t as excited about Unravel Me as I was about Shatter Me (which was a 10). I wasn’t sure what to expect with Ignite Me. I’ve been disappointed with series endings before. *looks pointedly at Divergent*

But I picked Ignite Me up in the midst of an extremely strong historical romance bender—you need breaks sometimes, right?—and blew right through the book. No, seriously. I read it, cover to cover, in about four hours. I couldn’t put it down.

And standing at the end now, I see why all the books, even the novellas, were written the way they were. I GET IT. IT IS GLORIOUS.

Juliette finally realizes who she’s meant to be. Shit goes down. Kenji is absolutely hilarious, and I want to put him in my pocket and take him everywhere with me. The love triangle is resolved. It’s everything it needed to be.

I’m a deliriously happy reader right now.

four-half-stars

Filed under: Dystopian, ESR: 9, Review: Amanda, YA,

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6 Responses to “Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. I saw the title of your post when it came into my email. I looked at it nervously for a second, then clicked on it. I was anxious to see what you thought. I put it off for a while, until one of my BFF’s read it and I wanted to know, like RIGHT THEN, what happened. And I loved it. I was so pleased, and happy, and warm all over. And you can only put Kenji in your pocket if he can be split in two, because he’s in mine. There were a few times I literally (yes, literally) told Juliette to give up on Adam *and* Warner and just take Kenji (I didn’t care what Kenji thought about it, mind you).

    And yes, Tahereh Mafi is an evil storytelling genius. I can’t wait to read anything she writes – even if it’s a take on the alphabet. ;)

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