Review: Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1) by Jodi Meadows

Title: Before She Ignites
Series: Fallen Isles #1
Author: Jodi Meadows
Publication Date: September 12, 2017
Pages: 400
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Source: Ed
Format: e-ARC
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy


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.

Jodi Meadows has had a special place in my heart ever since I first read Incarnate. I do not know what drew me in besides the words on the page that took me on a journey. I was beyond excited when given the chance to read this book and to see where Jodi Meadows had me going next. 

Following Mira, the Hopebearer, who has been told all her life that she is special, important. There is a Treaty that is named after her that has kept the seven islands united against their enemies. But although other people may see her as someone with importance there is that self-doubt that Mira has for herself. And when you think things can't get any worse, a secret is exposed that can prove troublesome for the seven islands, and Mira as well. 

Mira is one strong character. What she must face not on just the outside but also inside of her is something that makes her relatable to us.  No we do not have dragons or anything like, at least not that we know of but the constant turmoils that we all face is something we all face. 

This was a slower read for me of Meadows than I was probably expecting but I did realize that it is also the first in a trilogy so there was a lot of build up. I am anxiously awaiting the next book hoping that there is much more excitement and hoping the second book syndrome came a little early. 

However, do not let the slow pacing of the book make you turn away from these books. There is plenty of adventure and a roller coaster of emotions. Jodi Meadows will have a special place in my heart and I will check out the next book. 


Post a Comment

We love and appreciate comments, so feel free to leave us one. We always try to respond to every single one and show love back. :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...