Ignite Me || Tahereh Mafi
A book review for Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, everyone Juliette cared about may be dead and now she must rely on Warner. The one person she never thought she could trust.
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
This may be my favorite book from the whole series, I know I haven’t finished the series yet, but this book was so good, really good! I enjoyed it a lot and it was such a beautiful book.
We got to see Warner from another side and I loved that. This story was scary, exciting, loving, and sad. Also, the cover you guys, it's beautiful and so original.
At the beginning of the book, we find out that Warner didn’t try to torture Juliette, was trying to understand her and what she could do. He was trying to find a cure for someone dear to him. His mom. She had the power of Self-lethal touch; her touch killed her. His mom is called Leila Warner and even being in her own skin hurt her. I can’t imagine what that woman has gone through. She had the opposite power to Juliette. Warner was trying to find a cure, but he needed to convince his father to get Juliette to sector 45. That’s why he made up that story.
I loved Warner more when I discovered this. That he would go so far for his mom, it’s incredible. As I mentioned in the previous blogs, his father is a cruel man. He gave Leila (Warner’s mom) drugs so he wouldn’t have to take care of her. Because of him, she became addicted to drugs and eventually died at the end of Ignite Me. It was so sad, and I just saw how it broke Aaron. He was broken and he cried in Juliette’s arms. It was so so sad, to see him like that because he always was raised to be brave and to never show emotion. I was glad to see that he had emotion and was actually sad, but I think that’s also understandable when your mom dies. For Warner, it was rare though, because he wasn’t raised like that. I like to see that he still had some humanity within himself; throughout this story, I saw that he had a lot of that. His mom was the only person that really loved him, but when she became addicted, his father ruined that for him too. His father, Paris, was such a cruel man and I also hate him from the ground of my heart. He is a horrible person.
When Warner found out about Adam and James being his brother, I was a little bit scared of his reaction. I was also very happy because his mom died but he got 2 brothers in return for it. Even though it’s sad that his mom, Leila died, I’m glad that he isn’t alone, and that he still has some family in the world. He deserves that because no one should be alone in the world they live in. I also felt after everything that happened with the two of them, when Warner found out that they were brothers, a weight was lifted off Adam’s shoulders. He was probably scared of warner’s reaction too if he ever found out and I get that because if you don’t really know Warner, he can be an intimidating and scary man. Though he really isn’t.
Even though Warner had a really shitty family, he still managed to have some humanity in him. I loved him so much in this book, he was so sweet. He was kind, caring, and a real leader. He also really loved Juliette so much and cared so much about her, he only ever cared about his mom, and to see him care so much about Juliette, it’s beautiful. I really believe that Warner is a good person, he probably did some horrible things in his past, but after everything that he has been through he still has some humanity. I have a lot of respect for that.
Warner offered up his training facilities for Juliette’s friends, Kenji, Branden, Winston, Lily, Alia, Ian, and Castile, I thought that was so sweet of him. Juliette asked Warner if he could help her get her friend's on save ground because they were on illegal ground, I couldn’t imagine how much Warner loved Juliette at that point if he would do such thing for her. Warner doesn’t do things for other people, he isn’t raised like that. He loved her so much, he would give and do everything for her.
And of course, I need to speak about one of my favorite characters, Kenji Kishimoto. I still love him so much and during this book, I loved him more and more and I also respected him more, I don’t know why. Probably because in this book it became very clear that he put other people before himself and I respect that. I do think that he needs to think about himself more because he is also important. He doesn’t need to forget about himself. Kenji is such a beautiful and lovely character and such a good and funny friend, he is really amazing
Aaron and Juliette
First, the tension in this book was killing me, Aaron and Juliette, they are so perfect. I just can explain it any better than that. We really got to see another side of Warner and what he really like underneath his skin. They were perfect in this book together. I feel like they are meant to be, because of everything that happened. They both make each other feel special in a way that I can’t imagine. I hope I have that too someday. One part is still sticking with me, that was when Juliette walks into Warner’s office and he is wearing nothing but jogging pants. He was holding something in his hands, and he was acting really weird. He was holding a jar and Juliette took it out of his hands. It was something for the scars on his back, but he obviously couldn’t reach it. When he saw that Juliette understood he tried to pretend he didn’t care about his scars, but Juliette wanted to help him. That was so sweet and every time I read about Warner’s scars, my heart breaks. I still want to know where he got the scars for, though I’m also really scared of what I'll find out. The tension in this book was amazing and they were both so sweet and gentle with each other, I love them both so much.
The ending was so cool, and I liked that Juliette finally got her revenge. Warner’s dad really got it going. Juliette was so strong and powerful in this book like I have never seen her. I didn’t know she was so strong, and it was amazing. She literally may be the strongest person alive, I wouldn’t doubt it. She was amazing and Paris got what he deserved; I’m really excited to continue this series and it’s absolutely worth it to continue this series.
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