Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. Warning: contains fangirling

May contain spoilers for both Shatter Me and Unravel Me
Ignite Me (Shatter Me / The Juliette Chronicles: Book Three)
Written by Tahereh Mafi
Published in Australia February 26th 2014
416 Pages
Thank you to the fabulous Allen and Unwin
The exciting and chilling conclusion to the internationally successful Juliette Chronicles series. With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels 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. 

He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world... But that’s not all he wants with her.
Juliette is recovering from her gunshot would, courtesy of Anderson, Warner's father. The war appears to be over, and the only known whereabouts of any survivors is the healer twins, Sonya and Sara, that have been kidnapped by the leader himself. Omega Point, the former home of the group of supernaturals now lies in ruins. Survivors have been subdued, and the rebellion has died along with the masses of citizens that have been killed during the conflict. Juliette doesn't have time to mourn the loss of her friends, including Adam and best friend Kenji, she's consumed by an anger that threatens to destroy not only Anderson, but the Reestablishment. Where others have failed, Juliette is now taking it upon herself to lead the resistance. With nothing left to lose, she's a stronger, fiercer, version of the girl that was once captured. Only now she has the battle scars to prove it.

To recapture her world that she's never had the opportunity to call home, she must harness her power, but not without training. But it seems Anderson wasn't able to destroy her spirit, or those that called Omega Point home, as survivors begin to emerge from the shadows. But with Warner at her side, can she convince them to join her cause?

My Thoughts

Ignite Me is difficult to review without giving away the storyline. I absolutely loved it with a passion. Juliette is the girl with the killer touch, her entire existence has been marred by the lack of human contact, until she met Adam. Adam was a soldier of the Reestablishment, working under the supervision of Warner, and was immune to Juliette's touch. The two shared an intense relationship, that begun to dissipate in Unravel Me, book two in the series. Warner completes the complication, falling for Juliette whilst holding her captive. Warner is, simply put, the greatest character in young adult, ever. He transformed what it was to be the villain, he turned the captive audience against the male protagonist and we found ourselves wanting to live through Juliette.

Tahereh Mafi isn't an author, she's a poet. Her unique writing style is incredible, and although it isn't for everyone, it's addictive and mesmerising, a true storyteller in every sense of the word. She created characters that were so in depth that readers have emotionally invested in them. Like the majority of young adult releases, there is a love triangle, but honestly, who the hell cares, this is Tahereh Mafi we're talking about. She could have included a horde of clowns on miniature tricycles with sausage dogs on their heads, and I still would have loved it immensely. 

The quotes alone from the series are inspirational, beautiful and have now cemented Tahereh Mafi as one of the young adult authors of a generation.


Words are like seeds, I think, planted into our hearts at a tender age. They take root in us as we grow, settling deep into our souls. The good words plant well. They flourish and find homes in our hearts. They build trunks around our spines, steadying us when we’re feeling most flimsy; planting our feet firmly when we’re feeling most unsure. But the bad words grow poorly. Our trunks infest and spoil until we are hollow and housing the interests of others and not our own. We are forced to eat the fruit those words have borne, held hostage by the branches growing arms around our necks, suffocating us to death, one word at a time.


  1. Sounds wonderful, I really need to read this series! I'm glad everyone is loving the 3rd book in this series (is it the last book, or does it keep going?) Means I won't be disappointed when I pick this one up.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

    1. This is the finale Jeann, but I'm not sure it's the ending as such. It promises a slither of hope that we might see a follow up sometime in the distant future. I absolutely love this series, and completely fallen in love with Tahereh Mafi's style of writing.

  2. I admit the style freaked me out in book #1, but maybe I just needed to get used to it? (Although, I kind of think it toned down a little too.) It IS totally beautiful and breathtaking. Like, the whole time I was so caught up in Juliette's voice. AMAZING. The characters...just FAJSKL;FJAS I LOVED THEM. Plot, not so much. ;)

    1. I couldn't agree more Cait. But I barely notice any issues with the plot, the writing is just phenomenal. The characters are so well developed, I loved Warner. His progression through the series, as was Juliette's was incredible.

      I was really sad to have to say goodbye.

  3. Oh, Kelly. Kelly. Kelly...it's true, Mafi created characters that made readers feel for them with a passion! Still, I was heartbroken over Adam. *my heart* Warner's okay, too. OKAY. More than OKAY. But still...Adam. Don't hurt me!

    1. LOL. For those who think Dre's a tad nutty, we've got this ongoing thing where I threaten her to love the Shatter Me series, and she pretends it's just alright. Deep down, it's her all time favourite and she sleeps with the book each night under her pillow.

      She tries to be nonchalant about it, but you've got nothing to be ashamed of Dre, we're all friends here.

  4. I'm so looking forward to this one! Loved the first two.
    Found your review off Carole's page.


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