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’ve reached the end. It is here. I started this book with a pit in my stomach. First of all, I didn’t want the series to end. Ever. I could read about these guys always. Second, I was just worried about how it would all work out–or if it would. At the end of Unravel Me, things are pretty much at the most unrest there could ever possibly be. Juliette is healing from her altercation (that’s an understatement if I ever heard one) with Anderson, the war is raging on, and she has no idea if Adam, or any of her friends, are still alive. But she’s pissed. We finish that book, and she is ready to fight. She’s no longer the meek Juliette we know. The gloves are coming off–literally.
So Ignite Me begins and Warner is waking her up. He’s saved her life, and she’s about to find out what’s going on outside. She’s also about to learn a whole more about Warner and his motives and the basis of their entire “relationship.” If you had any question about who Juliette should pick, and you still maybe wavered between Warner and Adam, I’d think this would really seal the deal (ew, cliche) for you. This man really, truly, unapologetically loves this girl. And their chemistry is amazing–and hot!
A lot happens, of course, and we find out the friends are all alive, and the rivalry between Adam and Warner comes to a head–but under Juliette’s demands, somehow everyone comes together. On base. To end this thing once and for all.
There’s so much fight in this book–there’s the fight between Adam and Juliette, Juliette with herself, Juliette and Warner, Warner and Adam, Adam and Kenji, and then everyone versus the reestablishment. So there’s a lot of excitement, a lot of energy, suspense; you’re really left furiously flipping pages for the majority of this novel.
Kenji and Juliette’s relationship is so important–and I swear, can this guy get a novella? Please?
In terms of the romantic tension in this book–Adam and Juliette had a whole slew of issues, and they really come to a hilt here, but more than that, is the relationship between Warner and Juliette. He saved her life, he’s helping her take down The Reestablishment, and after declaring his love for her, he’s now pulling back? HUH?! So many times I wanted to slap both of them upside the head, but at the same time, the tension was sooooo thick, it could almost choke you, and it added so much to the story. We learn so much more about Warner in this book, and I liked how, first and foremost, Juliette was there as his friend. Because he’d kept his distance from her romantically, she had to force her way back into his life and his heart. Not only did that feel authentic, it created this beautiful dynamic between them–and it really went to show just how much she knew him in a way no one else did or could.
The end of this book, and therefore, the end of this trilogy, couldn’t have been more perfect, better written, exciting, heart-stopping, heart-racing, endearing, anything. It couldn’t be more of any one thing. It was exactly what it needed to be. And I realize I didn’t fill you in on a lot of what really happened, but just read and you’ll find out. It’s so worth it, and as mad as I am that it took me so long to read this series, I’m super pumped I didn’t have to wait between books, but at the same time, I’m also jealous of anyone who gets to pick this up with fresh eyes. That’s how much I love this. Read it.