Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #3
Published by: HarperCollins on 2/4/2014
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: Audiobook Purchase
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About the Book:
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.
Finallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly!!!!! WARNER! Just…WoW…I think I’ve waited for this moment since Shatter Me. Warner is literally, literally, LITERALLY HOT. I can’t even describe it. This review is not going to be a typical review, but a series of quotes. Because, dang…there are so many. Dang this book is so good. Dang I’m so jealous of Juliette. And the only way I can do Ignite Me justice is by using Mafi’s own words.
This review contains MAJOR spoilers from Ignite Me…read at your own risk….
The Comedy…Oh Kenji…
Warner leans back, just a little. “Tell me what you want,” he says desperately. “Tell me what to do,” he says, “and I’ll do it.”
“This is, by far, the craziest shit I have ever seen,” Kenji says. “I really never would’ve believed it. Not in a million years.”
“It’s like a soap opera.” Ian nods. “But with worse acting.”
“I think it’s kind of sweet,” Winston says.
I jerk back, half spinning around. Everyone is staring at us. Winston is the only one smiling. (Page 175 hardcover)
“So,” he says. “I don’t see you for twenty-four hours and you and Warner go from let’s-hug-in-super-dramatic-fashion to let-me-give-you-an-ice-cold-shoulder, huh?” Kenji is tracing shapes into the mats underneath us. “Must be an interesting story there.” (Page 2013 hardcover)
“It’s weird, isn’t it?” he says.
“If we were naked right now, I’d be dead.”
“Shut up,” I say, laughing against his chest. We’re both wearing long sleeves, long pants. As long as my face and hands don’t touch his skin, he’s perfectly safe.
“Well, it’s true.”
“In what alternate universe would I ever be naked with you?”
“I am just saying,” he says. “Shit happens. You never know.”
“I think you need a girl friend.” (Page 215 hardcover)
“I’ve never seen him in sweatpants before.” I try to sound normal. “I’ve never seen him in shorts.”
Kenji raises and eyebrow at me. “I bet you’ve seen him in less.”
I want to die. (Page 233 hardcover)
“Have you never looked in a mirror?” I ask, angry now.
“You’re perfect,” I tell him, so overcome I forget myself. “All of you. You entire body. Proportionally. Symmetrically. You’re absurdly, mathematically perfect. It doesn’t even make sense that a person could look like you,” I say, shaking my head. “I can’t believe you would ever say something like that—” (Page 200 hardcover)
I’m beyond rational thought. Beyond words, beyond comprehensible ideas. Seconds are merging into minutes and hearts are collapsing and hands are grasping and I’ve tripped over a planet and I don’t know anything anymore, I don’t know anything because nothing will ever be able to compare to this. Nothing will ever capture the way I’m feeling right now.
Nothing matters anymore. (Page 318 hardcover)
He wraps my legs around his hips and dips me backward until the mattress is under my head and he leans over me, cupping my face in his hands, his thumbs two parentheses around my mouth and he pulls me close and he kisses me, kisses me until time topples over and my head spins into oblivion.
It’s a heavy, unbelievable kiss. (Page 319 hardcover)
He kisses the curve of my shoulder. My shoulder blade. Five kisses down my spine, one softer than the next. “I will be here every night,” he whispers, his words so soft, so tortured, “to keep you warm. I will kiss you until I can’t keep my eyes open.”
My head is caught in a cloud.
Can you hear my heart? I want to ask him.
I want you to make a list of all your favorite things, and I want to be one it. (Page 332 hardcover)
“I have never known this kind of peace. Never known this kind of comfort. And sometimes I am afraid,” he says, dropping his eyes, “that my love will terrify you.” (Page 333 hardcover)
My hands move to his pants. His eyes fly open.
“Close your eyes,” I have to tell him.
“No.” He can hardly speak.
“Close your eyes.”
He shakes his head.
I unbutton his pants. Unzip. (Page 334 hardcover)
Poor Adam…please find some peace…
“She looks at that psycho like she’s in love with him,” Adam barks back. “You think I don’t know what that look is? You think I wouldn’t be able to tell? She used to look at me like that. I know her – I know her so well—” (Page 169 hardcover)
“Because I don’t want to die,” he says to me. “Because I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out how to feed my little brother and I’ve come up with exactly jack and shit in the way of solutions. Because it’s cold as hell outside, and he’s hungry and because our electricity is going to get shut off soon.” Adam is breathing hard. “I didn’t know what else to do. So now I’m here, my pride in the toilet, hoping I can stay in my ex-girlfriends new boyfriend’s bachelor pad, and I want to kill myself.” (Page 259 hardcover)
“It doesn’t matter anymore.” I’m staring at my hand in his, his refusal to let go. “We would’ve ended up in the same place sooner or later.”
“That’s not true – this is proof!” he says, holding up my hand. “We could’ve made it work—”
“We’re too different now. We want different things. And this?” I say, nodding at our hands. “All this managed to prove is that you are extremely good at turning me off.” (Page 307 hardcover)
By this point, if you are not completely convinced, dying, swooning, utterly salivating to read Ignite Me…then, all hope in humanity is lost. Tahereh Mafi has single-handedly created something so beautiful with her mastery of words it’s indescribable. I can’t even properly express how much I enjoyed this entire series. I cried. I laughed. God I fell completely and madly in love with a fictional character. Juliette’s transformation from scared girl to woman was amazing and so very well written. I don’t think I could have asked, begged, or wished for a better ending to this stunning trilogy. This is how books are supposed to be written. This is how words are supposed to be meshed together. Thank you, thank you, thank you Tahereh for bringing such joy to my world in the form of these characters!
This book, Ignite Me, is a heavy, unbelievable kiss…
My Rating (As If You Didn’t Already Know)
For the Love of Monkey Bananas, Grab This Series! (I’m totally book pimpin here…)