Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi | Book Review

(Shatter Me #3)

Published: February 4th 2014

Synopsis:

 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.


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My Rating: 5 stars 5/5 (Outstanding)

Book Information

Publisher: HarperCollins

Genre(s): Young-adult fiction, dystopia, romance

Page Count: 408

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 0062318780


This book was used for the Popsugar challenge: A book you own but have never read.

I only have 1 word. Outstanding. Tahereh Mafi outdid herself in this heart-stopping conclusion to the Shatter Me trilogy! I absolutely loved this book!!!

Note: To make this a spoiler-free review, I’m skipping my usual quick summary.
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Top 10 Tuesday #12 (June 30): Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

It’s officially the last day of June, and it’s a Tuesday, which means it’s Top Ten Tuesday time! This week’s topic is top ten books I’ve read so far in 2o15, and since I’ve read tons of great books this year, let’s get to it! As usual, in no particular order:

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas [review]

Absolutely outstanding, this was! Loved it, the writing, the plot, the retelling was simply so wonderful.

2. Shatter Me [review], Destroy Me [review], Unravel Me [review] & Ignite Me [reviewby Tahereh Mafi

Yes, I know these are several books, but I had to. This series was simply outstanding. Notice how I excluded Fracture Me from this. 😉

3. Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern [review]

This book was filled with heartfelt moments and I just loved it! The writing style was also quite unique. Definitely one of my favorites this year.

4. Angelfall by Susan Ee [review]

I really love the trilogy, and this book was great starting it off! Everything was really dark and mysterious, and it wasn’t afraid to delve into the nitty-gritty.

5. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West [review]

This was such a cute contemporary novel! I really enjoyed it, the characters, the writing style, and especially the romance, ’cause it was simply so cute!

6. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell [review]

Fangirl was outstanding! The characters were so relatable and this book simply gave me all the feels. So glad I read it!

7. The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski 

The sequel to The Winner’s Curse, The Winner’s Crime was intriguing and suspenseful, and it was a great book! I loved reading it.

8. Deception So Dark by Clara Kensie 

I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this, at least not as much as I did its predecessor, Deception So Deadly. But I happen to have enjoyed this even more than Deception So Deadly. It was an amazing book!

9. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

I absolutely loved this book! It was full of action, and wonderfully written. Definitely one of the best books I’ve read this year.

10. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven 

This book rendered me speechless, to be honest, it had great writing, a beautiful and touching story, and definitely has become on of my all-time favorites! This book took me on quite the emotional rollercoaster!


 

So there we have it! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday. Which books do you agree with? Which books do you think should be added to this list? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy reading!

-A

2015 June Book Haul

Hi! I’ve accumulated quite the number of books this month, although I really shouldn’t have considering how low I am on money and how many unread books I already own. Oh well! So here are the physical books I got over the month:

I also forgot to add:

I’m pretty happy that I was able to get so many great books, and they were on sale too! 🙂

And some e-books:

I’m pretty wary of Hello, I Love You, because I’ve heard a lot of bad reviews on it, but I got it anyway. I’m looking forward to reading Royal Wedding though, as it’s part of the Princess Diaries series which I enjoyed, and I’ve read good reviews on Charlie, Presumed Dead as well.

And last but not least, review copies:

I think I’m forgetting some review copies, but oh well. These are the ones I remember I have received this month.


So overall I think, excluding the review copies of course, I have bought 21 27 books! Huh. Considering how much it seemed like I bought, 27 doesn’t seem like much. Oh well. I think I’m getting better at controlling myself. (Or so I’m deluding myself to believe I am.)

What books have you hauled this month? Do we share any in common? Let me know in the comments below or feel free to link your haul post as well!

Happy hauling and end of June!

-A

Teaser Tuesday #12 (June 30): Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

It’s Teaser Tuesday time, (a meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm)! To play along, simply open to the page you’re on in the book you’re currently reading and share a ‘teaser’ from it.
Today I have a teaser from Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. This book is a re-read for me, and I’m really enjoying it. 🙂

Ruby Red_bookcover“How can she expect us to believe a word of what she says anyway?” asked the man by the mantelpiece. I thought his way of acting as if Mum and I weren’t even in the room was very arrogant. “I have the clearest recollections of the lies Grace told to protect Lucy and Paul at that time. It was her fault they got away from us. If it hadn’t been for her, we might have been able to avert the disaster.

-Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

 

 

That’s all for this post! What are you currently reading? What do you think of this teaser? Did you read this book before? Let me know in the comments below!

-A

 

Burrito Bowl Book Tag

Hi there! I was tagged to do this by Ashley @ Dear World! Thanks, Ashley! ❤ This seems like a super fun tag, so I’m excited to jump right to it. Especially since I was tagged for this since over a month ago, I think. Oops!

Rice: The Foundation – “The book that got you into reading (or book blogging)” – N/A

To be completely honest, there really is not a single book that got me into reading. I just always loved to read, and my decision to start blogging was pretty spontaneous, and wasn’t affected by a book.

Matched by Ally Condie

Beans: The Filler – “The book with a whole lot of nothing going on” – Matched by Ally Condie

This book honestly had so many unneeded, or at least boring, parts in it, and would’ve been so much better if there hadn’t been! Of course, I am biased, I didn’t particularly like this book, after all. But still! My opinion remains the same. (You can check out my review on Matched here.)

Protein: The Building Block – “A book quote to live by” – “It takes a great deal of bravery to Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone-bookcover
stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

This is such an important quote to remember! It’s not always bullies we have to face, it’s usually our friends.

Throne of Glass_bookcoverFajitas: The Crunch of Texture – “A book with immaculate world-building” – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I know Ashley also answered this for this one, and I definitely agree! The world-building in this book is undeniably on point! Loved it!

Angelfall by Susan Ee

Salsa: The Dance of Flavour – “A book that kept you on your toes” – Angelfall by Susan Ee

Again, I’m agreeing with Ashley on this one! Angelfall was full of gritty, action-packed moments!

Fangirl_bookcoverCorn: The Explosion of Sweetness – “A memorable scene with friendship/romance” – Levi & Cath’s moments together

There were so many memorable moments in Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, between Levi & Cath, I can’t choose one! They’re just soooo cute together!!

Cheese: The Bond of Calcium – “Two characters from different books you wish could be friends” – Dee-dum and Fred & George OR Elinor & Jane

Dee-Dum from the Penryn & the End of Days trilogy are both such troublemakers and so alike to Fred and George of the HP series, they would all become friends in no time! And they’re twins too, just like Fred and George. Although if they do become friends… it’ll be 4 times the trouble! 😉


Another pairing I can think of would be Elinor Dashwood and Jane Bennet, both characters from Jane Austen’s books Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice, respectively. Both characters are calm, sensible, and kind, so I can definitely see them be friends!

Sour Cream: The Tangy Topper – “The quirkiest character you’ve ever read (protagonist or supporting)” – Luna Lovegood

Luna from the HP series is definitely a quirky character! In a good way, though. She’s loyal, and doesn’t care what people think of her, always believing in what she believes in no matter what.

Flash Point_bookcoverGuacamole: The Cost of Creaminess – “A book you paid too much for” – Flash Point by Nancy Kress

This book was such a disappointment, I’m sad to say! It had such an interesting premise, but it just didn’t do it for me. (You can check out my review on it here.) Even though it wasn’t overly pricey or anything, it wasn’t worth the money.

Lettuce: The Handful of Crispness – “A refreshing concept/theme in a book” – A Court of Thorns and Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas is, as most of you know by now, a fairytale retelling (a Beauty and the Beast one, at that!) and it’s definitely one of the most refreshing and unique retellings I’ve read! Incorporating faelore into a classic fairytale, ACOTAR is amazing. (You can check out my review on it here.)

Chips: Le Pièce de Résistance – “A must-read recommendation [if you like this book/genre—you decide!]” – Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

I absolutely love the Shatter Me series, and if you like dystopia, you must read it!! Full of action, romance, and great characters alongside a beautiful writing style, this is one series you must not miss!

Tabasco: The Kick to the Face – “Your favorite fight/action sequence” – Tiger’s DestinyTiger's Destiny_bookcover

There are so many good fight scenes I can recall from books, and I definitely agree with Ashley’s pick of The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan, but I’m going to choose Tiger’s Destiny by Colleen Houck for this one, because damn the fight scene at the end of the book was intense! It was great.

 


I tag:


I apologize if you’ve already done this, in which case feel free to ignore or leave a link to your tag in the comments below.
What do you think of these choices? Agree? Disagree? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Enjoy your burrito bowl!

-A