>>>> Nº32 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A Trilogy #3 <<<<
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.
*** Warning, there will be lots of SPOILERS ***
I am obsessed with this book! I started it on Thursday night (actually it was friday already, around midnight or something), thinking I would read a couple of chapters and head on to bed… yeah, that didn’t work out. I stayed up until 6 a.m. reading it and only stopped because I was conscious that I needed to get some sleep before sunrise – by this time I was also fully aware that there was no way I was going into work in the morning. I finished it as soon as I woke up on Friday… and then I re-read a few chapters… several times during the whole weekend.
So as you might have figured it out by now, I absolutely loved this book, it’s definitely my favorite of the series and I don’t understand why it isn’t longer, because I needed more of it. I have so many questions, and I don’t understand why this is only a trilogy, because I could have had more (or at least some more novellas to keep me tight up).
Warner + Juliette
Have I mentioned before how much I love Warner? Yes? No? Oh well, I love Warner, a LOT! I loved that he finally explained everything to Juliette and that even extremely heart broken, he still did everything in his power to help her and gave her everything she wanted. He was so vulnerable throughout some parts of this book and that was such an interesting thing to read, given how he was always so in control in all the others. I loved all his moments with Juliette, and that what’s kept me awake for the whole night!
Juliette grew so much in this book. I loved that she stood up for herself and those she loves!
I also liked that she took her time figuring out her feelings and that she only went to Warner when she knew that she had all the choices but all she wanted was him. But it was hard! He was in so much pain and she wanted him and didn’t say it… oh…. my heart was in physical pain throughout all this.
But people… the sex! OMG! The sex! If their scene together in Unravel Me was hot (and it was), it doesn’t hold a candle to everything that goes on here, just… wow!
By the way, “Lift your hips for me, love.” will forever be etched into my brain…
(Also, why do I keep imagining him slightly british when he calls her “love”? I keep going to Tom Hiddlestone accent… don’t know why…)
Juliette + Kenji
This was my second favorite thing about this book: Kenji and Juliette’s friendship. I want a best friend like Kenji! He’s hilarious, so damn funny, and I loved all their talks. I loved that he took the time and had the cool head to actually listen to her. Even if he thought she was a bit mental for trusting Warner, he still listened and understood. Such beautiful moments there…
Adam vs The World
When I started to read Shatter Me and loved Adam, I talked to Kat @Life and Other Disasters and she told me she didn’t like Adam, that he did something bad. I couldn’t understand, I believed I could never hate him, ship Juliette with Warner, maybe, but dislike Adam? Not possible!
Then I read Fracture Me and my feelings for Adam started to change very drastically, and then I got to this book and I wanted to kill him each time he opened his mouth! It’s not that I don’t understand where it’s coming from, I can understand that, but what he said to Juliette? Some of that stuff is unforgivable in my book.
But I did like that Juliette stood up to him (you go girl!), but this Adam?! GOD! By the end he seemed a bit more mellow, but he was just so stupid throughout everything… I didn’t like it, and I didn’t like him! 😦
What I loved:
I really liked that ending. I liked that Anderson died with 2 bullets to the head – though Juliette, love, it should have been “One for Warner. One for Adam.” and not the other way around… but hey, I forgive you.
I loved all the powers and projections and stuff. I’m a huge fan of Warner’s power and how quickly he was able to control it.
I loved Juliette’s relationship with Warner. I loved that he respected her, her powers and her opinions. And that she did the same regarding him. They ended up being a perfectly balanced couple, and I couldn’t have predicted that on book 1.
WHY I WANTED MORE:
I wanted more of Juliette and Warner. I wanted more of them as a couple, I wanted to know what happened when she took control, I wanted to know it all. I also wanted more bed, tables, walls, bathtubs and disrobing scenes… seriously, they can’t even keep their clothes on!
I also would have loved to have a double POV in this book, I wanted to know what Warner was thinking for most of the book, especially during all those weeks when he couldn’t even look straight at Juliette.
More Kenji! More Kenji with Juliette. More Kenji with Warner. Basically, more Kenji.
I wanted to know more about Winston and Brendan and all of the gang. I wanted backstories and the works. Novellas, maybe? Can a girl dream?
I wanted Warner bonding with Adam and James. I absolutely loved that Warner was the bigger man and showed interest and getting to know his brothers, but I wanted to see him actually interacting with the both of them as brothers. Also, James would be confused as hell…
I wished that Anderson would have been aware that both his children were against him – not that it would have mattered to him… he was a monster.
I wanted to know all the secrets that Warner was still not telling. Come on, we just know that there’s a lot more stuff, right? I wanted everything!
Rating: 4.7 Stars
PS: to everyone that told me that Warner would win me over and that I would change my opinion of him from the first book on… you were so so right!
PS2: I’m so unwilling to let go that I actually went looking for fanfiction last night… I never ever read fanfic before…
– Shatter Me – Destroy Me – Unravel Me – Fracture Me –
36 thoughts on “Ignite Me (Tahereh Mafi)”
She shot the bullets in alphabetical order hahaha
I am SO glad you loved these books as much as I did!!! Your excitement got me excited for the show to come out because I want more of the story and I think the show would provide that. And I am trying to picture a cast, but I am failing at it.
p.s. I imagined Warner slightly british too … don’t know why.
I think it’s because of the “love” think… I find it so british, lol.
I loved it so so much – thank you for recommending this to me 😉 . I’ve been opening and reading the last books all this past weekend… I think that I read a couple of chapter a few (5-10) times, it’s not healthy!
I would love to see this world expand, because there’s still so much left to tell. And Kenji! I loved Kenji so much!
Kenji IS the best! You ended up with the same opinions as I did and I wonder if I went through the same motions and feelings about the characters as you did. I can barely remember ever liking Adam and disliking Warner now.
I can see that happening as well, that partly why I wanted to write my review for shatter me before I read anything else.
It’s incredible really how it flips so much. But I really liked Juliette’s development 😀 and I loved all her talks with Kenji!
but Warner takes the prize, obviously, I remember why I hated him, though I now totally understand everything he did…
That’s why I enjoyed Tahereh’s writing so much! It’s not only really poetic and beautiful to read, but she actually manages to twist the story around and doesn’t go for the obvious choices.
😀 yeah, I can’t wait to read her next book!
and also, I think I’ll be revisiting this series soon, it’s such an easy, fast and emotional read.
Totally! I am not big on re-reading but this one is great to revisit.
by the way, can you believe that I actually had to google what IGNITE in warner’s tattoo meant? LOL
That’s what google is for 😉 hahaha
true! but then I couldn’t believe I didn’t see it right away… he says it a few times…
Yeah, but it took me a bit as well.
lol, glad I wasn’t totally alone there
I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH!
😀 Me too (now!)
I love Warner and the way the author carefully crafted his character. He’s a survivor.
YES! I loved this book (not a huge fan of the first two, but this one turned the entire series around for me!) and flew through it, just like you! Warner is amazing, and I could totally see him as slightly British. Calling someone ‘love’ is a very British/Aussie thing to do (have you seen Vampire Diaries, Klaus? :D)
Ugh, this one was just so good and now I want to reread it…
this was definitely my favorite of the 3, though I liked the others as well.
OMG, now that you mention Klaus! YES! Maybe that’s why I keep listening to Warner with an accent!
I haven’t spent a day without opening it and reading something since I finished of friday
I love Klaus! ❤
Tahereh has such a talent for writing books that definitely linger with you for while, doesn't she?
It’s going to give you a longest book hangover.I agree this book is so much intense and hot. I would totally love it if there’s a book in Warner’s POV. I wouldn’t mind if there’s a spin off with Kenji in it. 😀
Oh, that would be amazing… Kenji is amazing (though I would miss Warner and Juliette).
I still have a huge book hangover, it has never happened to me before, not in these terms. I don’t remember actually not being able to sleep because of a book in a really long time! I stayed up until 4a.m. reading fanfic last night… that’s messed up!
ha ha! I can relate to that.Shatter Me is the first series that gave me a huge book hangover too so I know how you are feeling right now. 😀
it’s just so weird! it’s not even my favorite series, lol, but I just can’t get it out of my head!!!! 😐
It’ll take some until you meet another great series. 😀
but but… I’m reading Throne of Glass series, which is AMAZING! and still I have Warnette on the back of my mind… I blame all those sex scenes!
ha ha! I know that scene is too hot to forget. It took me a few weeks to get over it. I’ve also read a book that reminded me of Shatter Me series. 😀
it had already been pretty hot in Unravel Me and nothing really happened there… she just writes extremely well… she should have keep going
IKR. May be she just saved it all for the hot scene in the ignite me.
OH MY GOD SHARE THE FANFICTION WITH ME. Please? 😀
I haven’t read that many, especially because most focus on Juliette getting pregnant, and others have Adam being super mean and violent, and I don’t like that.
This one has a lot of one-shots of warner and juliette and they’re so cute (and some are very smutty… sorry…):
If I read anything else good, I’ll send you 😀