Author : Tahereh Mafi
Rating : 8 Stars!!! (yes i exceeded the rating in Goodreads)
Paperback, 408 pagesPublished February 4th 2014 by HarperCollins
ISBN : 0062318780
Source copy : National Bookstore
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.
Source : Goodreads
"There is nothing to fear. Nothing to worry about. Grieve nothing in this transitory world"
At last, I've got a time to read Ignite Me within a day. It's actually an achievement for me since in spite the distractions everywhere, I managed to continue on reading it. But on a range scale of distractions, I clearly wanted to be distracted by Warner.
Anyway, as I was saying, Ignite Me continued on the mind-wracking-out-of-mind part wherein Juliet was shot by Anderson right through her chest. The intensity and gravity of the gunshot felt real on my chest too. Seriously.
Upon that, I quickly admired Juliette how she suddenly wakes up from her distress of being different and dangerous. The gunshot was indeed a wake up call on her that being dangerous is her edge to kill Anderson. And yes, the word is KILL. Seeing that, I strongly felt her enraging revenge to stand up and get out of her own solidarity. Juliette on Ignite Me is definitely the matured and strong girl that I've been wanting for to come out. But she doesn't just came out instantly, it came out gradually within her. And I loved that way how Tahereh slowly yet magnificently transform a new Juliette within my mind. Her feelings were never faltered anymore, still she decides what's the best for the others at first.
As for Warner, I don't know about you, but even in Unravel Me, this guy made such a straight boom in my heart. Like a nuclear bomb exploded in mine just because of his body. Yes. Yes, body. But of course, it wasn't just that factor that I insanely love on this guy. On Ignite Me, damn, how should I put this...all of the things that I assumed and accused on Warner for being such an evil character was clearly the exact opposite of it. He was actually being FAIR to everyone. He just lets people accuse him on being such an evil guy. And what I liked best within his mind, it's when he said that he doesn't need to have a validation to the society. Well it also reflects how people can easily judge someone without knowing the reasons behind it.
In Adam, all I felt was pity and sympathy to be honest. Even though he was so mad to Juliette being different and all of that, I still see his point on getting mad. Not anyone can get over with someone who vanishes and suddenly appears to be a completely different person. That is clearly disorienting from his side. And another one, he was having a battle within himself in the middle of the war, actually everyone of the characters also have battles within themselves, but with Adam, having a younger brother, it's such a hard one. Unlike others who doesn't have a family anymore, Adam still has one and he pledge to protect James, which I think is really complicated for Adam.
The pacing of the story naturally glides. I mean, it wasn't fast but it wasn't slow too. It was just happening. The characters were just gliding to the events deciding what's the next plan to bring down The Reestablishment. But the main thing, the essential thing that sparked me the most, it's the realization of Juliette with Warner even deeper than she actually knows. I was superbly in loved how these two characters merged they're feelings, the rejection and acceptance is totally worth embracing for. *cue of screaming fan girls of Warner*
Alongside with it, Ignite Me showed a blazing finale. The words and sentences being played around built such outstanding ideas within the characters that forms a great foundation. Well to summarize all of this, Shatter Me series brought me into such a drastic place yet full of splendid and excellent characters. I am so happy yet sad that trilogy ends. But oh well, reading Ignite Me, I feel so much better now on reading more books.