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Ignite Me: Book Review

Ignite Me: Book Review

TITLE: Ignite Me

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Published February 4th 2014

RATING: ★★★★★

5 out of 5 stars


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.”

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.


Pages: 421

Publisher: HarperCollins

Series? Yes! This story was meant to be a trilogy, but a fourth book called Restore Me, came out this year!


This is by FAR the best book of the series (so far, seeing as I haven’t read Restore Me yet).

I am going to try my best to make this a spoiler free review, but I am just bursting with things to say about this book.

Warner.. Adam.. Kenji.. Juliette.. these characters have grown so much since the first book (Shatter Me), they have grown into their characters in good and bad ways.

For the majority of the book I could not stop drawing connections between Warner aka Aaron and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, was it just me?

Juliette as a character grew so much in this book. She decided that she was ready to start fighting. Juliette decided that she wasn’t a shy girl anymore who would just cry in a corner. She decided she was tough and that she could do it. I loved it when she decided that she didn’t just want anybody by default because she could touch them. She wanted it to be her choice.

Can we talk about Kenji for a moment? I’m a die hard Kenji fan. Between his nicknames for Juliette (“princess”, “J”, etc) and his humor and wit, he is by far one of my favorite characters.

Warner’s character is so complex, and I am here for it 100%. I don’t want to give too much away, but I am totally here for Warner. He was written as such a good villian and his backstory and all that you learn about him is so so good.

This book was chock full of action, romance, suspense and more. The writing was absolutely beautiful. From the first page, I was hooked.

If you haven’t read this series, what are you waiting for?

Be sure to read my reviews for Shatter Me and Unravel Me.

Warning: There is one inappropriate or graphic scene and there is some innuendo throughout the book that may not be suited to a younger audience. I recommend older readers for this book, and use your best judgement as you are reading.

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading this book series!

Have you read the Shatter Me series? What did you think about it?

As I write this review I am getting ready to start Restore Me, and I don’t know if I am prepared for it all to end!


Sarah June


Other books in the series:

Shatter Me: Book Review

Unravel Me: Book Review

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