Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3) by Tahereh Mafi
Tahereh Mafi conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling Sooo, I just saw the release date for this. But we now know how Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs write When she's engaged with a project, she works from morning until night. If you didn't already know, authors Tahereh Mafi and her husband Ransom Riggs are the ultimate literary #couplegoals. Tahereh is the author of the bestselling.
Juliette would establish her agency, Adam would spit on that agency because 1 it was at odds with the delicate girl he met in the first book and 2 it was linked to a potential romance with Warner who he hates, Juliette would be upset at his hateful words, Adam walks away and repeat.
The characters also felt inconsistent or on some kind of loop. The book is telling us that Juliette is powerful.
Someone who inspires, encourages and essentially makes the character a better version of themselves. The book is telling us that Warner is not such a bad guy after all and should be with Juliette. Warner as a character feels like a round peg being forced into a square hole. He was a really bad yet interesting guy in the first book.
Then the novella, Destroy Me, came out trying to get readers to sympathize with him as a character which, in my opinion, failed because we were ultimately told how to feel rather than shown. I felt a little less antagonistic towards him in the second book but not enough to empathize or become a romantic possibility for Juliette.
In this book, I saw what Mafi was trying to do with him but it was out in the distance and not within reach. She told us why Warner was great for Juliette as opposed to Adam and man, if she showed us, it would be an interesting place to take the love triangle model. There was a bomb dropped that all the bad things he did in the first book were all about perspective i. That was too much of a stretch for me to make given the evidence previously presented compared to the ones now.
Also, it made him less of an interesting antagonist in the first book by doing that. So why does Warner make such a great match for Juliette? He believes in her, he encourages her agency and never doubted that she had the power to be great. Adam, I felt, was consistent in how he saw Juliette and their relationship.
I liked there was more character stuff at the beginning for him but then he dissolved into the one dimensional clown in a snap. What happened to the dystopic world? It spent half of the book if not more setting up for the actions when the set up has already occurred in the previous books. But it was pretty ridiculous that he managed to be as shocked as he was that Juliette thought so little of him. Because really what did he expect? Oh, he just shot his soldier in the head. It was seemingly done for no legit reason.
Oh, he just almost made me kill a baby. She was really supposed to surmise that it was all a simulation?
Add to that there were so many other things that Warner did do wrong yet because all of his larger misdeeds were explained and forgiven everything else was brushed under the rug? He literally knows nothing about this girl that he claims to love other than what was written in the pages of her diary.
And what a terrible invasion of privacy! It just felt like a quick resolution and was the ultimate of cop-outs.
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Fairly exciting stuff finally starts happening in the last like, 75 pages. It was exciting and thrilling with characters I really enjoyed. It made me dislike the other 1, or so pages of this series even more than I already did.
It could have been an awesome ending to a trilogy and while it was admittedly the best part of the entire series for me, it was still incredibly rushed.