Ignite by Danielle Rogland Review

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

“Everyone knew about ‘The Flames’ and how much trouble they had caused for the Empire. They were the only rebel group anyone knew about that had lasted longer than a few months without getting caught, leaving candles behind whenever they snatched somebody out of the Empire’s grasp. Getting involved with people like them is stupid. So stupid.”

Ever since her parents were murdered by the empires agents, Jacks has been living on the street as a pickpocket trying to keep away from trouble. When she accidentally witnesses the rebel group ‘The Flames’ in the middle of an operation she is unwillingly swept up into their world, and has to decide if she’s going to go back to looking after herself or join the rebellion and help them fight for the people of London Ruins.She knows that getting involved was stupid, but does she really have a choice?


My Rating: 3 Stars

Ignite has a great plot and cast of characters but it feels as if it's missing something. There's so much more that could have been done and I think we could have cared more about the characters but I just didn't. I liked Jacks and Jeremy the best. Zira and Corry irritated me at best and I guess I could get their story once I knew it but it did not really connect with me. And I didn't know Finn and Addy that well. I was left wondering what'd happened to these characters to get to the point they were at but I didn't care for them enough to really relate to them and understand their plight or care.

The plot line was interesting but we've seen it before. I knew that Zira would get caught at some point and they'd end up in the dungeons. You could see that the plot to save them was going to work because it has to for the book to continue. I don't mean to be harsh about the book but it left me wanting more. I just feel like there was so much more that could have been explored and done with this book. With that being said, I'd still read other books, like possibly the sequel, by this author. I'd give her another chance.

Please get your copy at Amazon! It's still a good read if you like dystopian novels.

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