Monday 23 February 2015

Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3)

Book Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

My Review
I took a break from this series. And with a break I mean a long while, and with a long while I mean about a year. Don't look at me like that! I wanted to read something else and the book wasn't in the library when I wanted to read it.
Let's sum the basic plot (without spoilers of course) up. (I assume that you already read Shatter Me and Unravel Me). So basically, Juliette's skin is lethal and she has superhuman strength. She goes to Omega Point with Kenji and Adam and joins Castle to fight against he Reestablishment. While fighting, she got kidnapped and shot in the chest. A normal day in Juliette Ferrars life. Cool. In this book she wakes up in Warner's bedroom. That's all I can say without spoiling anything. The whole book completely changes your perspective about everything you have been told so far in the other books!
Let's move on to the writing style. In all of the books, the story is told out of Juliette's perspective. Since she was kept in an asylum for almost a year and was afraid of herself and getting noticed, her mind of course started breaking over time. That's why, in the first and second books, there was a lot of crossing out and the sentences were impossibly long. That leads us over to the extreme character development. In this book, Juliette becomes more confident and actually wants to fight back herself and she finally allowed herself to be angry. That caused the sentences in the book to be shorter, there are less metaphors and similes and there isn't any crossing out of words. And finally we also get to know Warner's motivations and what he is thinking. I don't know if I am the only one who feels like this, but I really liked Adam in Shatter Me, in Unravel Me I absolutely hated him and in this book I still hated him. So naturally, every time Juliette and Adam argued, I was smirking behind the book. I might be evil, I really enjoyed reading about those arguments. 
I really enjoyed reading this book. The only thing that was kind of unusual for me was the writing style, but you get used to it and as I said, the sentences finally get shorter in this book. I give it 5 out of 5 stars!

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