Published February 4th, 2014
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.
I can’t even begin to tell you how ecstatic I was when I finally bought this book! It’s the third and final book of the Shatter Me Trilogy and I’d been waiting in absolute agony for it to come out for about an entire year!
Basically, Tahereh Mafi left her readers at the end of the second book, Unravel Me, wondering who Juliette really belongs with: Warner or Adam? It was excruciating! I was a staunch ‘Team Warner’ fan, so my stomach was in knots before even reading Ignite Me, wondering if Juliette is going to give him chance or not.
To my utmost delight, the first part of the book was solely about Warner and Juliette getting to know eachother better without anyone else being around and it got so cute and sweet I wanted to faint from happiness!!
Then we move on to how Kenji is the best freaking friend ever to Juliette and I love him so flipping much, and then we discover why, exactly, Adam isn’t a right fit for Juliette. Like, it makes sense. Which made me so bloody elated.
But, like, things are complicated between Warner (or Aaron) and Juliette, until almost the very end, and that is exactly how I like it. Plus, the scene when they finally get together and she finally admits to him that she loves him is singly the best scene I have ever read. My fangirl level imploded.
The best part of the book, however, is how completely bad-ass Juliette becomes. She finally learns how to use her power for the better, and she becomes SO powerful. Like, unbeatable, invincable, indomitable. She has SO MUCH power. It was brilliant seeing her coming into her own, and morphing from that weak girl she once was and realizing her own strength. I almost cried. I was SO proud of her.
Seriously guys, read this series. I promise you won’t regret it.
My Favorite Quotes
“And we are quotation marks, inverted and upside down, clinging to one another at the end of this life sentence. Trapped by lives we did not choose.”
“Ignite, my love. Ignite.”
“Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures.
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, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip their skeletons from our flesh.”
“I’m not sure. But there’s something about the darkness, the stillness of this hour, I think, that creates a language of its own. There’s a strange kind of freedom in the dark; a terrifying vulnerability we allow ourselves at exactly the wrong moment, tricked by the darkness into thinking it will keep our secrets. We forget that the blackness is not a blanket; we forget that the sun will soon rise. But in the moment, at least, we feel brave enough to say things we’d never say in the light.”
“The tattoo is just setting below his hp bone.
H e l l i s e m p t y
a n d a l l t h e d e v i l s a r e h e r e
I kiss my way across the words.
Kissing away the devils.
Kissing away the pain.”
“I can do anything I want.
Be with anyone I want.
And it’ll be my choice.”