Jan 9, 2018

Before She Ignites

Before She Ignites
by Jodi Meadows

Book: Fallen Isles Trilogy 
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Pub Date: September 17, 2017
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Borrowed




Before

Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.

But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.

After

Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she would die to protect.

No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth the dark truths about the Fallen Isles–and herself–before her very world begins to collapse. 

My Review: DNF.

I have always loved a book by Jodi, but with this book, I couldn't even finish it.  

Mira is supposed to be this amazing person. She has always been told she is special and needs to hold up this perfect image. When in reality, this isn't the life she really wanted. She has anxiety and just wants to be around her dragons. To be normal and enjoy her life. But then a secret ruins everything she knows.

The story starts with Mira counting the steps and she descend down them to the pit. Which is the worst prison anyone could be sent to. While she makes her way down the steps, she is wondering what people are going to say about her absence. Probably make something up to keep the truth under wraps.  Her once perfect and easy life is no more. Her dress will be ruined, she won't be able to bathe in luxury, have any meal she wants. Nothing is going to be the same now that she is behind the prison bars. 

At this point, I wasn't sure how I felt about the book. I didn't know what this secret was. How it was so bad to send her down to the pit. How it could ruin the treaty. What the people are hiding. There was just way too many unanswered questions. By the time I got closer to the end I still wasn't sure how I felt about the book. It wasn't grabbing me like Jodi's other books. So I just didn't finish the book. I'm hoping the next one turns out better than this one. 




My Rating:
✪✪