Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi | Book Review

By | April 6, 2018

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi | Book Review: Ignite Me written by Tahereh Mafi is the book 3 in the Shatter Me series. The fantasy dystopia fiction revolves around Juliette, a gifted teenager whose touch is lethal and her relationship with Adam Kent and Aaron Warner. The book was published in the year 2014.

Omega Point  has been destroyed and Juliette is recovering from a bullet wound courtesy of Paris Anderson. Under the help and guidance  of Warner, Juliette survives the fatal wound but her friends Sara and her twin sister has been taken captive by Anderson. Juliette has to think and act fast in order to saving her friends and help the remaining survivals of Omega Point. Warner, who hates his father, joins hands with Juliette and tries to help her in killing his own father. Ignite is one roller-coaster ride filled with action, drama and romance!

Ignite-Me-by-Tahereh-Mafi-book-reviewAs soon as I picked up the book “Ignite Me”, I knew I will be completely absorbed in the story and its settings. I was right. The story picks up right from where Unravel Me ended. I loved how Warner took care of Juliette. But the action and gripping story only starts after Juliette meets her Omega Point members and convinces them to fight against the Reestablishment again. I loved her reunion with her members. I disliked Adam Kent in Unravel Me, but I loathed him in Ignite Me. He surely knows how to g et on readers nerves. I wish Juliette had punched him solidly when he asked her to move out from his place. That would have been epic.

The characters development is something which we definitely needs to address here.  I loved Juliette more in Ignite Me than in Shatter me or Unravel Me. She has finally accepted her gift and has started to use it. She
Is not that cowering, frightened teenager we met in Shatter Me. I enjoyed her banter with Warner.

The only thing I had bit of a problem was Ignite Me is too focused on the drama. I wish it was less. I wanted more action and less drama. I wanted the killing of Anderson to be epic. The ending was really not satisfactory. I know Mafi is an excellent story teller but when it comes to climax, I am never satisfied. I wish Mafi had not left many things unanswered. I wish she had told who was the guy with Anderson with pressure wave gift. I wish she had made things bit clear instead of rushing to the end. Well I guess we will find our answers in Restore Me or in the next books since Tahereh Mafi has told she will be continuing the story.

Ignite Me, if you forget first few chapters is fast paced and will really keep the readers hooked throughout the end. You will definitely enjoy Warner and Juliette’s love story which is a bonus point.
Its worth your time and money. Go grab a copy.

Book Synopsis: Ignite Me [Goodreads]

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”

Book Details

Title: Ignite Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #3
Language: English
Year of publication: 4th February 2018
Publisher: Harper Collins
Format: Paperback
Page count: 408
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia, Fiction
Characters: Juliette Ferrars, Adam Kent, Aaron Warner, Kenji, Castle,

About Author

Tahereh-Mafi-authorTahereh Mafi is an Iranian-American, bestselling Author known for Shatter Me series. She was born in Connecticut. She was graduated from Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, California. Shatter Me was her first novel and was published on November 15, 2011. She resides in Santa Monica, California. Some of her notable works includes
Shatter Me (2011)
Unravel Me (2013)
Ignite Me (2014) and Restore Me (2018)



One thought on “Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi | Book Review

  1. Guru Karthik

    Nice review, now I have to add the book to read list.


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