Friday, February 21, 2014

Book Review: Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by: Tahereh Mafi

Release Date: February 4, 2014
from Harper TEEN
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"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."

My Thoughts:

On a scale of one to Clockwork Princess, I award Ignite Me a nine. If you know me, you know that I adored Clockwork Princess and it is the conclusion I judge all other conclusions by so long story short: Ignite Me was absolutely amazing. There isn’t a single thing I would change about this book. No complaints whatsoever. 

Juliette has come such a long way over the course of this series. She has gone from such a weak timid girl to someone you do not want to mess with. Gone is the girl afraid of her own shadow! She is sure of herself and sure in what she wants and determined to forge a better life for herself and for her friends. Gone is her doubt and self-depreciation and in their place is resolve and strength. In a word, she is kickass. 

Now is the part of the review where I would discuss Warner and Adam and I have so many things I want to say. Unfortunately to do so would be to spoil a whole lot of things so I shall refrain. All I will say is that both characters had some shocking revelations. I’ll also say this; you get your love triangle answer pretty early on. 

Since I can’t discuss those two I will discuss Kenji instead because Kenji is made of awesome. I can’t even explain how much I love his character. He is so witty and funny and always a spot of humor in the midst of a lot of destruction and devastation. He is such a great guy and a great friend to Juliette and Juliette really needs a friend. Behind his humor is a wonderful person and someone Juliette can really count on and I love that she finally found that. 

Tahereh’s writing in Ignite Me was gorgeous. It was a slightly different style from her previous novels, but that really reflects how Juliette has grown. Her writing just flows and I feel like it really allows you to feel like you are really living inside Juliette’s head. 

There are so many more things I want to say about the perfection that is Ignite Me. Unfortunately I can’t because all of them would spoil this wonderful book. It was just a wonderful conclusion to a wonderful series. Just read it!


  1. I have seen soooo many people raving about this series and ALL THE FEELS, but I've been scared to read it until I knew the series ends well. I hate committing to a series, only to get let down by the last book, so I am very happy to hear that this one sounds amazing!! Cant wait to finally start it...I think a binge session is in order!

  2. Everyone is mad gushing about this book and series. All the more that I want to read it. I can now comfortably binge w/o cliffies and having to wait for months or even a year for the next installment!

  3. Ah, I can write a whole review on Kenji and his awesomeness. Looooved this book so much! I hope we get a spin off series :)

  4. *sigh* I need to finish this series.

  5. I am so glad to hear this was a 9 on clockwork princess scale, I can't wait to read and finish end of story

  6. YES! All this and so much more! This book was amazing! Unputdownable! I loved it so much! Best of the year so far. I loved Juliette in this book, she's changed so much and I love who she's become. And Kenji, he is just plain awesomesauce. I love him!

  7. I love your rating scale and yes, that is huge praise. Everyone seems to be so pleased with how the series ends. Great review, Teresa!

  8. Well. I can't really comment on this as I haven't read it, but I have heard that Mafi's writing style is even more gorgeous than it was before. I may not agree with her decisions and choices in this series, but I have to give the woman props for such a unique style! I am glad you enjoyed this one so much though. :)

  9. AH! Thank you for not spoiling anything, especially with Warner and Adam! I really need to read this one! And kenji is made of awesome! So much awesome! And her writing style is just amazing! I love it so much! I must read this one as soon as I can!!!

    I loved your review!!!

    1. I really need you to read this book Magen! We have so much to discuss and flail over. It was perfect!

  10. *nods head* You nailed it, Wifey! This conclusion was perfection, and it really doesn't matter what team you're on -- this was about Juliette and her amazing growth! I feel so bad for those missing out on this because of the romantic aspect -- it's so much more than that! Team Juliette, BABY!! lol Beautiful review -- well done! xo


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