Series: Shatter Me #3
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: February 4th 2014
SPOILER REVIEW! PLEASE DON'T READ THIS REVIEW UNLESS YOU HAVE READ IGNITE ME. IT'S FULL OF MAJOR SPOILERS.
As soon as I finished reading Unravel Me, I was desperate to get my hands on Ignite Me. It took a bit longer than I'd hoped to arrive (and arrived on a day I was working) but I still managed to get through it in a few hours and I have to say that I definitely loved this one the most. I know that it was a bit all over the place for most of the book, but Ignite Me had a completely different feel from the first two books and I just adored everything about it.
I had an explosion of feels from the word go. Tahereh Mafi completely outdid herself with this one. I honestly didn't think anything could be better than Unravel Me, but Ignite Me proved me wrong.
Omega Point is gone (blown up by Warner's dad) and Warner has saved Juliet from dying. Warner tells Juliet that everyone in Omega Point that she loved is dead and that the war is over and they lost. Warner reveals that he wants to kill his father as much as Juliet and they should work together. Juliet is determined not to give up on her friends and has Warner take her back to Omega Point where she discovers that a very small group of her friends survived.
Juliet has grown into such a strong character and she gets stronger and stronger throughout the book. She's finally learned to accept herself and has become a powerful and dangerous character. I really admire her determination and her strength. She never gives up and she always tries to look out for her friends. She's just such an amazing character.
Warner isn't as horrible as he comes across. He puts on a front to protect himself from getting close to anyone because he's been hurt in the past and his father brought him up that way. Learning about Warner's past actually brought tears to my eyes. Warner is a very protective, caring, charismatic and sweet character, but he can also be dangerous and sexy. I adored seeing more of Warner using his power and really seeing what he was capable of. My love for Warner grew and grew throughout this book.
Adam is just a big whiny baby! He really frustrated me in this book and I wanted to punch him in the face on more than one occasion because he was being such a jackass. He was so aggressive, angry and completely out of line. I did understand why he was acting the way he was, but that doesn't mean I had to like it. He's was out of order. That being said, I do still like Adam. He changed a lot during this book as well and finally came to terms with everything that had happened.
Kenji is just my favourite character ever. His interactions with Juliet/Adam/Warner were just amazing. Kenji and Juliet have such a great relationship. They're so close and Kenji knows how to get Juliet to show her potential. He's such a sarcastic, hilarious and amazing character.
The plot of Ignite Me wasn't as faced paced as the previous two books since most of this book was spent planning to kill Warner (and Adam's) dad, but I never got bored. I adored seeing everyone working in Warner's gym and seeing them all train. I loved seeing Warner and Juliet using their powers and also seeing the other characters use their powers. I adored Warner's interactions with James. They were so adorable and they melted my heart. I enjoyed seeing what happened when it was finally revealed that Adam and Warner are brothers. It completely changed everything and I'm pretty sure they'd be able to work everything out since they're brothers (and also because of James).
The scenes between Juliet and Warner were so freaking hot. Holy shit, Tahereh Mafi! You sure know how to write chemistry! I may have actually had to fan myself during a few of these scenes because... wow.
The ending had me on the edge of my seat. I really NEEDED my ending. I needed Warner and Juliet to end up together and I was scared because of the way some endings have gone (I'm looking at you Allegiant) that I might not get my ending. It was just such a fantastic and perfect ending. I'm so glad that Juliet ended up with Warner because he was definitely the perfect choice for her. She just needed the time to get to know the real Warner.
Overall, Ignite Me was a perfect ending to the Shatter Me Trilogy. I honestly couldn't have asked for a more perfect ending and I just want to thank Tahereh Mafi for writing such an amazing series full of fantastic characters and some of the best/most heart-wrenching twists ever. Even though I haven't been invested in this series for long, I still can't believe that it's over! I JUST WANT MORE. I don't want it to be over. I need more Juliet & Warner, more Kenji, more James and more Adam! I guess I'll just have to read this amazing series over and over again, which is actually a really great thing.