Daily Archives: Jun 8, 2015

Ignite Me (Shatter Me/The Juliette Chronicles #3)

Read from 1st-3rd June, 2015

Author: Tahareh Mafi

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5 Stars

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The fate of Omega Point is unknown.

Everyone Juliette cares about may be dead. Now Juliette I’d the only one standing in The Reestablishment’s way. But to take them down, as well as Anderson, the man that nearly killed her, Juliette needs 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.

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Ignite Me is the thrilling conclusion to an absolutely spectacular series. The writing, the characters and the plot are all phenomenal and I can’t wait to discuss it with you!

Part of what has made this series one of my all-time favourites is that I was able to discuss it and fangirl over it with three or four of my friends no matter what part I was at – I could vent and squeal and it was amazing. The only downside was that they all called dibs on Warner long before I did… But he’s still mine, okay?! A girl can dream.

Tahereh’s writing is absolutely phenomenal, beautiful, poetic and unique. Juliette undergoes massive character development throughout this series and the writing actually corresponds with that. It wasn’t until I was about a quarter into Ignite Me that I realised that it read like a “normal” novel. As in, there were no strike throughs and the like, which is fitting of her character – it is a physical representation that Juliette has transformed from a scared, isolated child to a confident, powerful woman.

Warner. Warner. I absolutely adore this man with every ounce of my being. Not only is he extremely attractive, but his love for Juliette is open, honest, deep and raw. It is so beautiful to witness and, more than that, there are never ending depths to his character. I love him so much that it hurts. To put it into perspective, Warner and Juliette are my real OTP – you know how you always have as gazillion of them? Well, this is my actual answer. (For those of you who are curious, Will, Jem and Tessa from TID are my OT3).

Kenji is amazing. Funny and sarcastic, yet serious when need be, he is a brilliant friend to Juliette and my second (maybe third) favourite character in this series. There is still so much that we don’t know about him, but Kenji’s character was really fleshed out in this installment, which I appreciated. I would love to have Kenji as my best friend boyfriend (because, let’s face it, as much as I love Warner, I ship him and Juliette too much to break them up – not that I would even have the guts to try). He is such a brilliant character and we would have such great times together. I also love how much he cares about James and their dynamic together.

Speaking of, James is absolutely adorable. He is such an enjoyment to read about and his relationship with Warner especially drew upon my heart strings. He is also such a smart kid and I just love him so much. (Are you starting to sense a pattern here?)

I don’t have time to go through all of the side characters, but overwhelmingly they are all fantastic, developed characters that I would love to hang out with.

I’m not going to talk much about Adam aside from mentioning that he was a complete jerk who kind of redeemed himself in the end. I still maintain that he was important in getting Juliette to where she is now, but he is certainly not the one for her. Juliette phrases this perfectly in a conversation with Kenji, which is another thing that I love about her.
There are so many brilliant moments in this series, but particularly in Ignite Me. If you have read this story, please comment your favourite parts so that we can fangirl together.

For those of you who have not yet picked up this series – I’m sorry, but what are you doing with your life? If you’re not sure whether to read this or not, just do it. I highly, highly recommend these books.

You can find my reviews for Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Destroy Me and Fracture Me here, here, here and here.

Side note: Aren’t these covers stunning? And they tie in with the story so well…

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May Wrap-Up 2015

Hello! I know it’s late, but I thought that I’d start participating in monthly wrap-ups. Please let me know what you think in the comments below.

Books Read (Link to Goodreads):
A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Grey
True Calling (True Calling #1) by Siobhan Davis
Love, Rosie by Cecilia Ahern
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs
More Than This by Patrick Ness
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Nothing But Shadows (Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy #4) by Cassandra Clare
Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
Hidden Heart (Hidden #2) by Amy Patrick
The Sway (Hidden #1.5) by Amy Patrick
Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi
Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) by Tahereh Mafi
Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi

Books Reviewed (Link to Review):
True Calling (True Calling #1) by Siobhan Davis
Love, Rosie by Cecilia Ahern
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs
More Than This by Patrick Ness
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Nothing But Shadows (Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy #4) by Cassandra Clare
Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
Hidden Heart (Hidden #2) by Amy Patrick
The Sway (Hidden #1.5) by Amy Patrick
Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi
Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) by Tahereh Mafi
Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi

Despite finishing (and loving) A Thousand Pieces of You just over a month ago, I have still only written half of a review. Whoops…

Other Blog Posts:
Triple Figures!!
Teaser Tuesday #9
Cover Reveal: Death Before Daylight (The Timely Death Trilogy #3) by Shannon A. Thompson

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So there we have it! Do you like this format? Should I continue with these monthly wrap-ups? Should I include the Book of the Month, make a separate post or discontinue it? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.