Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Book 3 in the Shatter Me trilogy
Genre: YA dystopian
Ignite Me was an epic ending to the trilogy. It was really intense, but also full of humor and romance. 😀
Juliette was absolutely amazing in this book. There were no crossed out lines, so you can tell she’s much more confident and stable. That, and she’s planning a huge rebellion. She learns and masters the full extent of her abilities, and uses them as she needs to, with no hesitation. She’s almost literally invincible, and she is one of my all-time favorite female leads.
Ignite Me also finally got me on board with Kenji and Warner. I started to really like them in Unravel Me, but this book made it official. Kenji was great for comedic relief, but he was also an awesome friend to Juliette. Warner improved a lot in my opinion, and more of his vulnerability and passion was displayed in various scenes. Both were really strong characters and I love them both.
But I couldn’t stand Adam in this book. He was being a jerk to Juliette for ½ the book, and awkwardly casual the other ½. I hardly understood his actions or emotions as I read, and I was glad when he finally accepted that Juliette wasn’t his girlfriend anymore.
On that note, I adored Juliette and Warner’s relationship. I think that they’re adorable together, even after their rough start. I’m so glad they didn’t suddenly form an insta-love. It gave the book more depth, and me as a reader more to root for. 🙂
There wasn’t a lot of action in the first ¾ of the book because everyone was training and planning and there was a lot of development. I was totally okay with that, because it made the actual rebellion in the last ¼ even more intense and satisfying.
The only issue I had with this book was the very ending. Everything worked out in Juliette’s favor, but I feel like a lot of questions were unanswered. Was Juliette a good leader? Did Juliette and Warner’s relationship get stronger? What did the Omega Point survivors do after the war? What changes did Juliette make? What happened to everyone else? Did the nation improve? I loved the outcome, but I just wish there were more details.
Overall, I really enjoyed Ignite Me, and I thought it was an awesome ending to the trilogy. If a bit more had been explained, I would’ve given it 5/5 stars. Honestly, I’m disappointed I couldn’t give it that rating. But otherwise, it met and exceeded my hopes and expectations. 🙂
Tahereh is a new favorite author of mine for sure. I’m so glad I picked this series up, and I hope I’ll own it soon. I can’t wait to read her new book Furthermore! ❤
Until next time- Olivia ❤