21 February, 2014

book review

Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi

My Copy: Paperback, 408 pages
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Purchased

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.





My Review

Notes I took and/or thoughts I had while reading:

25 pages in:
I think the reason I’m always leaning toward liking Warner better over Adam is that Warner is much more interesting of a character.  Adam is actually pretty boring.  Warner has many sides and characteristics that just make him way more interesting to read about.  Even if he is bad.  That’s always been a struggle for me.  Because he just wouldn’t be completely good.  But he was more interesting.  It’s like I wanted to like him more and be on team Warner, but that one thing held me back: the evil side of him.  I’m only 25 pages in, but I’ve decided that I am team Warner, now that I’ve deciphered my feelings about him. We’ll see what happens!
66 pages in:
<3
172 pages in:
Okay Adam, you need to calm the f*** down.  If there was any doubt before, I’m definitely team Warner now.
229 pages in:
I kind of don’t want this book to end.  I don’t want the story to be over…


My thoughts after reading :
Mafi has a brilliant mind when it comes to words. Some of the things she writes, I can’t even fathom how she came up with them. I adore her writing style and I adore her stories. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay…
–Page 121

And every moment in the world drops dead just then, because they woke up and realized they’d never be as important as this one.
–Page 357

I highly recommend this series. I loved every bit of it. I think my favourite book of the three would have to be Unravel Me, just because that’s the moment I absolutely fell in love with the series and knew it was a favourite.
Mafi did everything right with the series, in my opinion. The characters were amazing and super easy to connect with.  The story is filled with action, emotion, and romance.  The world building was well done.  And the writing is wonderfully unique.  There was no middle book syndrome (as I said, the second book was my favourite) and there was no disappointing conclusion.  I’ve been finding that trilogies all too often have one of those: a book that falls short from the rest and has the potential to ruin the series.  I am delighted to say that this trilogy was fantastic through and through.  I’m just sad that it had to come to an end.

5 stars blue

 

A Peek Inside

I am no longer afraid of fear, and I will not let it rule me. Fear will learn to fear me.
–Page 103


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