Ignite by Danielle Rogland

Ratings: 4 Stars
Genre: YA: Action and Adventure
ASIN: B06Y5M85K3
File Size: 1761 KB
ISBN-10: 1542367107
ISBN-13: 978-1542367103
Pages: 329

Ignite by Danielle Rogland hooks you right from the beginning. The tale develops from the POV of four major characters: Jacks (orphaned and living on the streets as a pickpocket), Corry (one of the leaders of the Flames), Zira (the leader of the Flames with a mysterious past), and Jeremy (another street orphan working with the Flames). In this post-apocalyptic world, the Flames are a rebel group working against Donovan and his Empire.

Ms. Rogland does a great job in developing the characters; you can’t help but like them. The interactions between the characters are interesting and I loved how I could tell whose story I was reading by the character’s speaking style. Well done!

The details of the story helped me visualize this world where no one can be trusted. The story is action-filled and suspenseful and will keep you turning pages to see what happens next. The pace, though, gets sluggish in the last half of the book as Jacks and Zira question what the are doing and why they are doing it. In my mind, this angst was too prolonged and repetitious. I must admit that I read the ARC and there may have been changes made prior to the release to tighten the pace and correct a few grammatical errors.

In spite of this, I think Ignite is well worth the read. It is captivating. original, and entertaining (even for adults).