Book Review: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Ignite Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi


Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi summary on Goodreads:

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.

With Ignite Me, another of my favorite dystopian series came to an end.

The book was absolutely amazing, but it could not satisfy me wholly. The third installment was supposed to focus on Juliette’s preparation for the inevitable war, which to some extent, indeed, was reflected throughout the plot. However, a major portion of it was spent solving her relationship problems. I felt as if I was reading the book to ultimately find out who she ended up with rather than finding out what happens to Sector 45 or the Reestablishment. So I am a little disappointed there.

I am not going to disclose who she ends up with. You have to read and find it out yourself! Some of you are going to get your hearts broken, so proceed with caution! 😉

The war was, well, shortened, and lacked enough details. And the aftermath was, to be frank, not something I would want to believe. I can understand that Juliette was *SPOILER*, but at least the author could have included incidents that would make the whole impact of the gruesome war more believable.

Also, the book could really, really do with another chapter or a few more, because I had so many questions even after reading the last sentence. It seemed as if it had ended abruptly. But then there was the acknowledgement, and I was forced to convince myself that this was truly the end.

There is a rumor going around the web that Mafi might actually have a plan for a fourth book. Let’s cross our fingers and pray!

All in all, it was a good read. Mafi did justice to the series with such an ending, but a few more things added to the plot could do wonders.

My Rating: 4/5

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