Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Release: February 4, 2014 from HarperCollins
The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, called "a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love."I see two things when I look at this cover.
Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew—about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam—was wrong.
In Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi created a captivating and original story that combined 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." The sequel, Unravel Me, blew readers away with heart-racing twists and turns, and New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia said it was "dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense." Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and climactic end.
First I see a piercing blue eye staring straight at me—or maybe straight through me. Either way, its presence feels eerie, as if it is watching me just as people are watching Juliette.
Then my line of sight shifts to the explosion of flowers bursting from the eye's lashes. A harsh contrast to the ice that coats the covers of Shatter Me and Unravel Me, these petaled plants hint at the concluding novel's contents. One of the main themes in the Shatter Me series is that of humanity, and Mafi devotes passage after passage to developing Juliette's. Despite what her society taught her to believe, Juliette is not a monster, and the flowers on this cover make that fact clear. This trilogy's protagonist is thawing, moving from icy solitude to a state capable of supporting rather than destroying life.
I cannot wait to see her become the person this cover promises.