by Tahereh Mafi
Narrator: Kate Simses
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on February 4, 2014
Genres: Young Adult Paranormal
Length: 9 hours and 50 minutes
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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.”
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.
Ignite Me is the exciting conclusion for the Shatter Me series. As a final book for a series I thought this was really good. This gave closure to everything I wanted – Juliet and her abilities, the love triangle and the revolution. But I did have some problems with the story.
You have to read the other books of the series in order, so I will keep my review short to avoid any spoilers. Ignite Me wasn’t perfect because I thought the pace of the first half was really slow. So much time was spent on Juliette getting a grip on her feelings for Warner and Adam that I was frustrated and bored. Juliette grows as a character but I didn’t like how she dealt with Adam. She became a strong person, not willing to stand by and let The Establishment destroy lives. But then Juliette couldn’t explain how she felt to Adam. It was confusing and frustrating. But the last half of the book switched in the stories direction and I thought it was amazing. It was so worth the wait!
Overall I did enjoy Ignite Me. I love author Tahereh Mafi’s writing. It is so artistic I feel as if I’m reading poetry. The Shatter Me series is a must read for all YA Dystopian fans!
I thought that Kate Simses does a great job as Juliette. She has the voice of a young lady and you sense the innocence and vulnerability. As Juliette’s character grows Ms. Simses perfectly portrayed the strength and confidence. But I wish there was a male narrator for the male characters. As much as I liked Ms. Simses as Juliette I had a hard time listening to her for the other characters. Except for Kenji and James the other characters sounded too similar. If it hadn’t been for her to say who the character was I would have had a hard time following the story. Despite this I did enjoy listening to Ms. Simses.