Ignite Me (Shatter Me Series #3)

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One day I might break
One day I might break free

Nothing will ever be the same.

The fate of Omega Point is unknown. Everyone Juliette has ever cared about could be dead. The war could be over before it ever really began.

Juliette is the only one standing in The Reestablishment's way. She knows that if she's going to survive, The ...

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Overview

One day I might break
One day I might break free

Nothing will ever be the same.

The fate of Omega Point is unknown. Everyone Juliette has ever cared about could be dead. The war could be over before it ever really began.

Juliette is the only one standing in The Reestablishment's way. She knows that if she's going to survive, The Reestablishment cannot.

But to take down The Reestablishment and the man who very nearly killed her, Juliette will need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together to bring down their enemy, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew—about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam—was wrong.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“Rip-roaring adventure and steamy romance scenes, with a relationship teens will root for as much as they did for Bella and Edward. Inventive touches propel the story, such as strikeouts that reveal Juliette’s inner thoughts. The final chapters leave Juliette, Adam, and Warner well poised for round two.”
ALA Booklist
“Ready for round two? The war between the Reestablishment and its citizens is ramping up in this sequel to the steamy dystopia Shatter Me. Fans will be thrilled with the secrets unveiled in this one.”
Shelf Awareness
“It’s time for war in the edge-of-your seat sequel to Tahereh Mafi’s dystopian Shatter Me. Mafi creates characters that readers feel invested in. The lyricism of the first book carries over in this installment.”
Ransom Riggs
PRAISE FOR THE SHATTER ME SERIES:“Tahereh Mafi’s bold, inventive prose crackles with raw emotion. A thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love, the Shatter Me series is a must-read for fans of dystopian young adult literature—or any literature!”
Kami Garcia
“Dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense. I dare you to stop reading.”
Lauren Kate
“Addictive, intense, and oozing with romance. I’m envious. I couldn’t put it down.”
New York Journal of Books
“The story and character arcs are glorious and well thought out. Tahereh Mafi has proved herself a masterful plotter and storyteller.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books on Shatter Me
“Fans of Cashore’s Fire, Oliver’s Delirium, and, yes, Twilight will find this addictive.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books on Unravel Me
“Compelling and bittersweet.”
Voya Reviews, April 2014 (Vol. 36, No. 1) - Johanna Nation-Vallee
In this final book of the Shatter Me series, Mafi concludes the story of Juliette, a girl struggling to harness her own power, one that has prevented her from being able to touch people without inflicting pain. Juliette’s dystopian world is controlled by The Reestablishment, a regime whose supreme commander has just shot her. Warner, the Supreme’s son, whom Juliette has long mistrusted and despised, rescues her and tells of the rebel defeat, which he believes has killed her boyfriend and closest friends. Juliette wants revenge, and Warner offers his help. Secretly, they train to defeat the Supreme. Miraculously, Juliette finds that her friends have survived the battle, and they join her and train at Warner’s facility. A love triangle involving Warner, Juliette, and her boyfriend, Adam, is central to the novel. Warner is demonstrably in love with Juliette, and she wrestles with her growing feelings for him, yet she is torn by her loyalty to Adam. The author delves into relationships and emotional expression on a level uncommon in teen dystopian literature. An occasional distraction from the pace of the narrative, it is so well explored as to be a true asset to the novel. This book should be well received among both male and female readers, especially fans of the series. A lengthy and explicit sex scene may make Ignite Me unsuitable for certain readers, and the book is perhaps best for older teens. Reviewer: Johanna Nation-Vallee; Ages 15 to 18.
Kirkus Reviews
Fighting an oppressive regime is an afterthought in this conclusion to Mafi's romantic trilogy.

Unravel Me (2013) left the resistance thoroughly trounced. Juliette barely escaped death at the hands of Warner's father, and she's rescued and hidden by Warner on the base. In a refrain familiar to the series' readers, Juliette again vows to fight back, for real this time, and to destroy the Reestablishment. But first, she must romance Warner and find out what's become of her Omega Point friends. Romancing Warner is easy: Warner's early, frequent, lengthy monologues explain how Juliette misinterpreted nearly every villainous thing Warner has ever done. It's even easier after Juliette reunites with the Omega Point survivors, finds Adam and gets a taste of his new, jerk personality. Broad strokes destroy any complexity, mystery or tension in the love triangle. Many of the most interesting and difficult moments, such as a conversation between Adam and Warner about their parentage, are glossed over in favor of the repetitive sharing of emotions. A high page count gives the novel physical if not psychological weight and includes such padding as Juliette's lengthy musings on a bar of soap. After all this, the end is all too easy, for characters anyway.
Well, most people are probably reading these books for Warner anyway. (Science fiction. 12 & up)

Shelf Awareness on Ignite Me
“Mafi unveils the tragic effects of war; these revelations, along with the high-octane battles and a narrative that traces the growing empowerment of her characters, bring this trilogy to a strong and blazing finish.”
Teenreads.com
“IGNITE ME really does ignite all five of your senses. It blows your mind and makes you hungry for more of its amazing characters. It will completely blow your expectations; Tahereh Mafi truly knows how to deliver!”
Booklist on Shatter Me
“Rip-roaring adventure and steamy romance scenes, with a relationship teens will root for as much as they did for Bella and Edward. Inventive touches propel the story, such as strikeouts that reveal Juliette’s inner thoughts. The final chapters leave Juliette, Adam, and Warner well poised for round two.”
Booklist on Unravel Me
“Ready for round two? The war between the Reestablishment and its citizens is ramping up in this sequel to the steamy dystopia Shatter Me. Fans will be thrilled with the secrets unveiled in this one.”
Shelf Awareness on Unravel Me
“It’s time for war in the edge-of-your seat sequel to Tahereh Mafi’s dystopian Shatter Me. Mafi creates characters that readers feel invested in. The lyricism of the first book carries over in this installment.”
New York Journal of Books
“The story and character arcs are glorious and well thought out. Tahereh Mafi has proved herself a masterful plotter and storyteller.”
Kami Garcia
“Dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense. I dare you to stop reading.”
Lauren Kate
“Addictive, intense, and oozing with romance. I’m envious. I couldn’t put it down.”
Ransom Riggs
PRAISE FOR THE SHATTER ME SERIES:“Tahereh Mafi’s bold, inventive prose crackles with raw emotion. A thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love, the Shatter Me series is a must-read for fans of dystopian young adult literature—or any literature!”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books on Shatter Me
“Fans of Cashore’s Fire, Oliver’s Delirium, and, yes, Twilight will find this addictive.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books on Unravel Me
“Compelling and bittersweet.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062085573
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Series: Shatter Me Series , #3
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 813
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Tahereh Mafi

Tahereh Mafi is a girl. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Orange County, California, where the weather is just a little too perfect for her taste. When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts. Shatter Me and Unravel Me are the first two novels in a trilogy about Juliette.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted February 6, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    I will start with the generic, non-spoilery party of my review i

    I will start with the generic, non-spoilery party of my review in saying that first off that I had a feeling where characters were going to go and it frustrated me to no end. There were some really major character developments that I found seemed very OOC in a bad way, again feeding into my frustration.

    However, there were some moments that I enjoyed, particularly moments with Kenji, which was surprising, considering I didn't really care for him in the first 2 books. In actuality, I found him annoying to no end, but he redeemed himself in my eyes in this one.

    As for the pace of the story, well, there's major drama, too much angst, really, which made me want to just read over those parts faster than I normally read just to try to find some better parts.

    Overall, due to the dramatic changes in character and the frustration of some parts, I couldn't even give it 3 stars. I rated it 2 stars, mostly due to the enjoyment of Kenji.


    MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW...

    I know the author was very much siding for Warner to end up with Juliette before even starting the book. As to the means of having Juliette get there, I was frustrated and outright upset about, because this affected all that we understood Adam Kent to be. Yes, I really liked Adam. I felt that he cared more about her in a healthier way than Warner did.

    So, to see him go from the understanding, caring boy that Juliette knows and falls for in the first 2 books, to an absolute raging, controlling lunatic freak was completely disappointing. I don't like to use the word "forced" but this time I felt it really did apply in this circumstance, because it's obvious that the author wanted to make the volatile argument between Juliette and Adam become so unforgivable that she would never be able to be with someone like that. Even in the end, Adam became an afterthought and that completely broke my heart.

    Warner's development was a little less drastic. I still felt that he was too unhealthily obsessed with Juliette in the first 2 books and that Juliette's interest in him seemed so shallow due to his attractiveness. I didn't care for that. However, I did soften to him when more of his past came out. Still, I felt so much of what was written about Juliette's feelings to Warner was repetitive in a way that the author was really wanting me to like the idea of them being together as much as she did. Maybe I would've, if the change in the two boys didn't feel so forced and drastic.

    I guess the one truly saving grace for me in this final book of the trilogy was how much more enjoyable Kenji turned out to be for me. His sarcastic and comedic wit didn't grate on me at all this time around. And I loved the scenes between him and Juliette. This is one duo I didn't feel was forced on me to like this time. It felt comfortable and fun and cute in a brother/sister kind of way. So, yes, Kenji for all the wins in this one.

    I can't say I'm surprised that Juliette ended up with Warner in the end. I'm just disappointed in some aspects of the way it was brought about.

    And Juliette, well, I'm glad that she was able to find her courage and her freedom and strength. That is all.

    But I'm still very disappointed and angry regarding how Adam was written in this book because I have a feeling that people will find more of his reaction a reason to hate him. Tahereh has turned my favorite character into a jerk, to put it very mildly, and I'm not happy about that.

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    The Best Ending To A Beautiful Trilogy

    This last installment wasn't just about the romance (which was pretty hot). It was about Juliette becoming such a strong main character. I absolutely loved her development through these books! I've never been happier with an ending than I was after reading this book. Definitely my favorite book from this trilogy.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    The actual action, which is very little, comes very late, almost

    The actual action, which is very little, comes very late, almost only at the end of the book. The horrors of war was
    just glazed over. Juliet is now this indestructible super hero and Adam has been reduced to a constantly angry, 
    overly dramatic and bitter spurned lover. Warner is now Aaron. Kenji is just irresistible. Everything was tied up neatly
    at the end. Simplistic overall writing, predictable, forgettable except for maybe one very passionate scene. Overall::
    Not bad but could have been much better.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Couldn't put it down

    I'm so sad to see this series finish, but what a beautiful story. I highly recommend this series to all my fellow reading junkies out there. Can't wait to see more from Mafi!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    WARNER

    Wghshansnejejejejend

    6 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    Idek

    I'm actually just sitting here waiting for Ignite Me to come out and I've read every exerpt and teaser I can but honestly this waiting is so excrutiating but I don't know what I will do after this seeing as its the final book. Time seems to be going so slowly and I'm super nervous since I know I'll probably finish it by the end of the day and I can't sleep at all. Okay

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    It took me several days to congeal my thoughts about Ignite Me i

    It took me several days to congeal my thoughts about Ignite Me into something that I could actually put into words. My review that follows is not one I normally would write, in that, it’s rife with spoilers. I do apologize for that. To be honest, the writing of this review is going to be somewhat cathartic for me, and I’m sorry that you who haven’t read it yet, are on the receiving end of my word vomit.

    I will say that Tahereh Mafi is an absolutely beautiful writer. It flows and ebbs like water and she has the ability to elicit real emotion from me without much apparent effort. Her use of symbolism is unmatched. And, something new that I discovered about her – this woman knows how to write romance. Face-fanning, lady-bit tingling, jelly-legged romance. It’s good stuff.

    And, seriously, the covers of all her books in the Shatter Me series are orgasms for my eyes. They are the most beautiful series covers I’ve ever seen.

    So, on to the spoilers. If you haven’t read Ignite Me, you will want to stop now.

    Seriously – stop reading if you don’t want to know who Juliette picked.

    Last warning.


    My feelings on whether I “liked” or “did not like” Ignite Me are not wrapped up in whether my team won or lost. It’s not nearly as simplistic as that, although some might dispute that. Certainly, I’ll be the first one to admit that I wish Juliette had chosen the other guy, and that fact does color my overall opinion of the book to some degree. How could it not?

    We, as book fans, become so involved in our favorite characters’ lives that we create Twitter handles and websites dedicated to them. We passionately advocate for our favorite crushes and couples in tournaments and create badges and buttons announcing our allegiances for our blogs and Facebook pages. Of course the outcome of love triangles are going to affect our overall impressions of the books in which they are found, and there is nothing wrong with that.

    I have always said that the worst way out of a love triangle is to kill off one of the choices. And, I realized after finishing Ignite Me that that is exactly what Mafi did here. Granted, both Adam and Warner were physically alive in the end. But, all the qualities that made up the Adam that was introduced to us in Shatter Me died a fiery, horrible death over the course of this 408-page book, and frankly, it makes me more angry than anything else.

    Adam captured my heart from the very beginning. The story of how this boy helped this girl and became her only friend when no one else would dare brought tears to my eyes. Then, after spending years trying to find her, he risks everything to free her from both her physical and mental prison. He loved her practically his whole life, and the greatest gift was when he heard that her love was returned. He naturally wanted to protect her from all the bad scary things (love kinda makes you want to do that), but he also believed that she could be so much more.

    That man was nowhere to be found in Ignite Me.

    I appreciate that Juliette wanted to stop hiding and start living. But, didn’t she do that the second she jumped out of her bedroom window with Adam? Wasn’t she standing up for herself when she pointed that gun in Kenji’s face while in Adam’s apartment? Didn’t she take charge of her life when she made the decision to take Adam and James to Omega Point in the first place? And, didn’t Adam support her and go along with it all?

    The Adam that was presented to us in Ignite Me was bitter, cold and hateful. He was indecisive and angry. It was almost as if Mafi was trying to force her choice down my throat. I hate to break it to her, but I could’ve gotten behind her decision to put Juliette with Warner if she had given me a good reason why. But, vilifying and demonizing Adam in order to paint a more radical contrast between he and the now angelic Warner felt so wrong to me. If two characters are going to completely switch personalities over the course of a series, I want a solid reason why, and unrequited love isn’t one. Not for these two guys.

    In the end, I just didn’t believe any of it.

    Sadly, if you put all the relationship drama aside, there isn’t much left in Ignite Me. Whereas Shatter Me and Unravel Me focused a lot on the development of Juliette’s powers and how they might take down the Reestablishment, Ignite Me was all angst and guilt and hormones. There was very little said about Juliette’s, Warner’s and Adam’s powers, and almost nothing about the secondary characters’ powers (so little, in fact, that I forgot what they were until about 85% through).

    All three books were leading up to the final showdown between Juliette and Anderson. We didn’t even see Anderson until the final pages of the book. And, then it was over. Just like that. All the waiting and anticipation was over so fast, and I literally said out loud, “So, that’s it then?” I wanted so much more! I wanted to know what was beyond Sector 45 and how the destruction of it and Anderson was going to affect the rest of the country. Is there even a country? What does the world look like? The world-building has always been a little weak for my liking, and I was thinking we’d finally fill in those holes in Ignite Me.

    Not so.

    Now that it’s all said and done and I’ve had some time to reflect on my true feelings regarding Ignite Me, I realize that I just feel cheated. What I thought was the whole point (taking down the leader of the regime that has been oppressing people for years) ended up being buried amid the unrealistic destruction of one character loved by many and the unbelievable elevation of another to one who could do absolutely nothing wrong. The shaping of Juliette’s budding abilities and personality was squashed by her constant indecision in the “I love him, I love him not” game.

    Or, maybe, I missed the point entirely.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Boooo!

    She totally trashed adam in this book!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    No! No! No! (Slightly Spoilers)

    I need more! Can you please write a novelia? I mean what happens with Warner(Aaron) and Juliett? What hapens in the process of talking over the world, rebuliding their homes? What happens with Warner, James, and Adam? I mean do they tell James that Warner is his brother too? I am extremely mad right now because this journey cannot be over! Right now I am seriously mad at the author!!!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    BEST SERIES EVER

    I love all of her booksi was there from day one when these books came outand I have read each iof them at least 3 times I can't get enough of juilettes powers and the mysteryof what going to happen next..... LOVE IT

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Enjoyable

    It was a good ending to one of my favorite series. I would, however, have liked the war to be little more drawn out. I love the new relationdhip between Aaron and Juliette.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Extrodinary

    This book was amazing, life-changing, emotional, funny, powerful, and most of all... Juliette's story was beautiful. Excuse me. IS beautiful. Tahereh's words captivated my heart, soul, and even my personal journal. Makes me want to write her words in ink everywhere I go. All I can say is read it, enjoy it, captivate yourself in her world, cry, laugh, et cetera. But most importantly, remember to smile and honor Juliette's journey by igniting yourself.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    While I love the series and love the writing style and was not c

    While I love the series and love the writing style and was not completely sold on how this ended.


    Spoilery 



     I love Adam...loved Adam and Juliette, but I was resigned to the fact that she was going to end up with Warner. It was obvious it was going to go that way. I didn't hate that, in fact I like the way we got to know Warner and saw the human side of him. What I did not like was the way Adam was made basically a villain to do it. I don't for a second think this was who Adam always was. It felt like it was a way for readers to dislike him so that it was ok for her to end up with Warner. I just don't think it was necessary. Other than that I loved it, just wish that her being with Warner didn't have to happen with ruining my favorite character. 

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Powerful

    I read this book in one day and let me tell you I was stunned. I love the development in Juliette she went from a girl crying in the corner to a strong demanding woman. I also love Juliette and Aaron... if i could go in that book though i would slap Adam. Anyways i really do recomend this series. Happy reading!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Loved it!

    Amazing!!! Beautifully written!! When the series started I was all for Adam, but as the characters grew, i fell in love with Aaron! Love the series! Sad to see them go!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    ADAM IS SUCH A JERK!!!!

    This book is good but Adam is a jerk.:-(

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    Ignite me is worth more than money!

    All i can say is please ignite me!!!!!!!!!!!!i love this book everything in it is funny and romantic its defenitely a re-read.;)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Amazing

    I love this whole series but it bugged me how mafi made adam a jerk in the last book.Warner.......oh Warner with his accent and his cocky demeanor I fell just as hard for him as juliette did.I loved Warner and Juliette together.Warner was amazing in this book.I love Kenji! I mean who doesn't but kenji was awesome this whole series and I love him.Overall great book except for how rushed the ending was

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    This trilogy was so true to life and young women! I loved that y

    This trilogy was so true to life and young women! I loved that you saw the evolution of Juliette from sad and passive to powerful and driven. I think more women need to be inspired to go after what they want and be themselves without feeling like they need to apologize for being strong. Furthermore, I just really enjoyed Mafi's writing style. It drew me in so well in the beginning and kept me entertained for three books straight. Also, she throws in a little bit of everything: scify, romance, action, you name it. Such a great read! I recommend to anyone and everyone!

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  • Posted April 17, 2014

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    That's It? It took me a day to finish the book and one thing is

    That's It?
    It took me a day to finish the book and one thing is running through my head while I finished. THAT'S IT? I felt as though there was so much more depth and conclusion to the book that it truly made it look like the whole plot was rushed.
    Of course, we come back from the bombing thing and Warner being Juliette's savior, keeping her alive and then she finds out everyone is safe and then we see Adam, with his emotions all blown up and he became a raging monster all of sudden just because she came back with Warner? Dude, chill.

    There was so much more potential to the book than just knowing that your OTP is gonna be together. I seriously think that it is quintessential to finish what you started in the grandeur of how it is supposed to be finished. And when you think about killing Anderson and all that, you imagine guns everywhere, machines blowing up, the guys of Omega Point showing off their powers and Anderson being a total sadist that he is but I was left with a wee bit of disappointment coz it started out to be such a good encounter between Juliette and Anderson and it ends like that? My oh my.

    The strikethroughs are gone, which my friend said was the end of Juliette's dramatics, but I loved those strikethroughs! Juliette can live in fear even if she has found her courage.
    And then there's Kenji. He's the breath of fresh air, the saving grace for me. He just knows.

    I honestly love Tahereh and her story and I respect what she wanted to happen, but I would've been happier reading a 1000 pages more than be left with 400 of it when things weren't settled the way they should have been. Her writing style is still flawless and lovely and of course she has described the surroundings, the characters well enough for us to love them even more, but storywise, I am left hanging.

    Kudos though to the success of the Shatter Me Trilogy! All in all, I loved every bit of it and I still dream of a Kenji novella to this day!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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