Title : “IGNITE ME”
[ book 3 of SHATTER ME Trilogy ]
Copyright © 2014 by Tahereh Mafi
Cover art © 2014 by Colin Anderson
Cover art inspired by a photograph by Sharee Davenport
Cover design by Cara E. Petrus
Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books | a division of HarperCollins Publishers (www.epicreads.com)
First edition in paperback 2014 | 412 p | ISBN 978-0-06-231878-7
Rate : 4.5 of 5
~ Conclusion in Bahasa Indonesia at the bottom post ~
Juliette Ferrars still alive !! She survive from the near-death experiences, having shot by Anderson right on her heart. And she cannot believe that her life will eternally in debt to one person that should be mutual enemy of her and her friends. Yep, Warner save Juliette with the help of the healer twins, Sonya and Sara. When she finally wake-up, the relief of being alive (again) changes rapidly into devastation. ‘Coz the war is over. The Reestablishment winning and destroy all the remaining rebels by bomming Omega Point. According to Warner, there is no survivor. They all dead or captured and tortured until death too. The world are colliding, Juliette can not imagine live without Adam, Kenji, James, Castle, Brendan and Winston ... all her friends, the only family she ever close and care enough. Now she must living ‘in-dark’ under Warner protection, since everyone thinks she already dead. But Juliette realize something – she did not want to live in fear constantly, hiding in the dark, trapped in the room like prisoner – like the life she spent in assylum. So she decided a new purpose in her live : she will get-up to destroy The Reestablishment and take revenge on the person who responsible of the death so many innocent people, mostly all her friends !
“Maybe I don’t know what it’s like to live. Maybe I’m still not human enough to know more than what’s right in front of me. But I do know what it’s like to hide from the world. I know what it’s like to live as though I don’t exist, caged away and isolated from society. And I won’t do it again. I can’t. I’ve finally gotten to the point in my life where I’m not afraid to speak. Where my shadow no longer haunts me. And I don’t want to lose that freedom – not again. I can’t go backward. I’d rather be shot dead screaming for justice than die alone in a prison of my own making.” [ p. 122 ]
But could she manage to do the task by herself ? One person against thousand of soldiers ? Well, Juliette got another help – more like getting surprising (and feel strange too) offers to help her mission, from the only man she know living-breathing in front of her right now ; none other than Aaron Warner. How will Warner help her to kill number one enemy : Anderson – who also happen to be his father ? Took quite conversation, dissussion and debating, when Juliette feeling different about Warner. Aaron Warner who also known as cold-blooded leader, killing innocent without thinking, pursue his mission with such dedication above others – that’s everyone things about Warner, and Juliette too, or used-to, before she getting know about lonely boy, his love and dedication to the love one – how he hate one person more than his life. Warner becoming great soldier (cold and ruthless) because of his father. Deep inside, he is totally different person. He willing to thro-away his love and passion just to avoid anybody else that might hurt his heart, again. But all of that changes ever since he know Juliette, specially after he meet her in personal. Aaron Warner falling in love with Juliette and he willing to take a risk in his life just to save her from danger.
“Words – are such unpredictable creatures. No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip their skeletons from our flesh.” [ p. 121 ]
You know, I never been such a fan when comes into romance story, specially in fantasy ‘coz so many of them becoming just another cheesy scenery who repeated over and over again. But this time I will gave higher rating specially because ‘love-scene / love-dialoque’ between Juliette and Warner. I also must said goodbye to dear Adam, who at first appears captured my heart, but then slowly turn into someone I did not like, possesive, over jealously and super control-freak when comes every decision Juliette make. Reading ‘Shatter Me’ follow with ‘Unravel Me’, two previous book before this, almost make me did not want to continue reading the third-instalment, but thank God I gave this book another chance. Not just the love-scene, but the development of the whole setting, changing over the characters even the chemistry between each one to another, is so good, crazy and heart-breaking mixed with happiness at the same time. Confuse ? Well, I guess you must read it by your self to know more about this (or feeling the same experience as I am when riding this roller-coaster emotion from teh beginning-middle-until the end). Even the conclusion gave me ‘reasonable’ reason to accepted as the final chapter that (supposely) about to be close. By this, I must gave perfect 4 star for ‘Ignite Me’. Great job and I love it !!
~ Favorite Quote ~
“One father. Three brothers. Two who nearly killed each other, all because of the world they were bred in. Because of the many words, the many lies they were fed.”“Words are like seeds – planted into our hearts at a tender age. They take root in us as we grow, settling deep into our souls. The good words plant well. They flourish and find homes in our hearts. They build trunks around our spines, steadying us when we’re feeling most flimsy ; planting our feet firmly when we’re feeling most unsure. But the bad words grow poorly. Our trunks infest and spoil until we are hollow and housing the interests of othres and not our own. We are forced to eat the fruit those words have borne, held hostage by the branches growing arms around our necks, suffocating us to death, one word at a time.”
[ ~ IGNITE ME by Tahereh Mafi | p. 358-359 ]
Membaca trilogi ini bagaikan berada dalam roller-coaster, perasaan dan emosi naik-turun tidak keruan. Sejujurnya setelah menyelesaikan ‘Shatter Me’ yang sempat melambungkan imajinasiku, kemudian diikuti dengan ‘Unravel Me’ yang membuatku gregetan karena porsi konflik yang seharusnya seru justru dihabiskan pada konflik ala melodrama antara Juliette dan Adam (dan Warner), hampir saja tidak kulanjutkan kisah ‘Ignite Me’ ini. Untungnya akal sehat (sekaligus rasa penasaran) membuatku memutuskan untuk memberi kesempatan sekali lagi pada sosok Juliette dan kawan-kawannya. Dan ternyata saudara-saudara ... kali ini kepengen banget peluk-cium Tahereh karena berhasil menyajikan kisah penutup yang sangat menarik, menantang, seru, dan sangat menyentuh.
|[ ~ RANSEREH | cutest couple | source ]|
Meski diriku harus mengorbankan Adam ke pinggir jauh-jauh (sorry ya Adam, tapi dikau berubah menjadi sangat menjengkelkan), Warner tampil dengan sangat ... mmm, how am I suppose to said this : So Damn Interesting (^♡^) Hohohoho. Sampai sempat bingung memilih antara Warner dan Kenji, pengennya keduanya sih. Padahal asli diriku bukan tipe yang fangirling gitu, tapi dua cowok ini bikin semarak suasana dengan kekonyolan, keusilan, sampai keseriusan yang selalu tampil tanpa tedeng aling-aling. Tahereh Mafi benar-benar penulis yang sangat kreatif dan mampu memberikan kejutan yang menyenangkan, dengan rangkaian misteri yang mengundang rasa penasaran, konflik dengan alur cepat disertai humor menggelitik di sana-sini, hingga tampilan adegan demi adegan yang mampu mengguncang emosi melalui untaian kalimat yang bikin maknyes saat membacanya. She is an amazing writer indeed, and now I’m become one of her fan too. Yang belum baca buruan deh, bahkan cukup layak untuk dimasukan dalam daftar koleksi pribadi lho #seriusini
“Untuk bertahan hidup, aku hanya perlu huruf-huruf. Tanpanya aku tak akan ada. Karena kata-kata yang kutulis ini adalah satu-satunya bukti bahwa aku masih hidup.” [ ~ Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi ~ ]
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