Title: Ignite Me ( Shatter Me #3)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Dystopian, YA
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication date: February 2014
Paperback: 416 pages
My Rating: ★★★★

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.


Ignite Me is the third installment in the Shatter Me series and it was everything I wanted and more. I didn’t think I could enjoy a YA story this much. I loved every page, every paragraph, every word written. This book was focused most of all on the blooming relationship between Julliette and Warner. I didn't care much about the general plot of the story. For me, this was a book about self-discovery and confidence. About being who you are and being okay with it. About getting stronger, and helping your friends, and being accepted by them.

“I am no longer afraid of fear and I will not let it rule me. Fear will learn to fear me.”

Julliette becomes stronger than ever. She finally gets a grip on her emotions and becomes the best version of herself, a strong heroine that can unleash hell on her enemies. But what I liked most about her is that she didn’t just throw herself into Aaron's arms, she took her time in understanding how she felt about him and when she felt sure about her feelings she acted on them.

“For some many years, I lived in constant terror of myself. Doubt had married my fear and moved into my mind, where it built castles and ruled kingdoms and reigned over me, bowing my will to its whispers until I was little more than an acquiescing peon, too terrified to disobey, too terrified to disagree. I had been shackled, a prisoner in my mind. But finally, finally, I have learned to break free.”

Both her's and Warner's portraits are perfect. Even though sometimes their behavior can be quite crazy, every gesture, every step back, every choice has its role and solid motivation. I understood all their emotions. Warner is the best example of why I love “bad guys” with tortured souls. The complexity of his character is simply astonishing. He always says that he doesn’t care about the faith of others but his actions prove otherwise. He always supported Julliete in facing her fears and the harsh truths and he has been there for her in ways that Adam never could. All their scenes together made me giggle like a kid because I’m so in love with their paring.

“You are magnificent. You are extraordinary… There is nothing to fear. Nothing to worry about. Grieve nothing in this transitory world…”
“Ignite, my love. Ignite.”

The Secondary characters are also built with as much care and attention to detail. I loved Kenji as much as Warner and Juliette and I was once again pleasantly surprised by the complexity of this character.

Ignite me is packed with angst, drama, action, humor, and joy. There are phrases so powerful that they make you feel stronger, there are fragments that shape your soul and pages that chain you between the words of this story. I can't wait to read the next book. I’m really happy that Tahereh Mafi continued the series because I didn’t want it to end just yet. I want to see this story unfold further and I need more time with these characters.