Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Blog Tour Review: Before She Ignites

28524058Title: Before She Ignites
Author: Jodi Meadows
Pages: 496
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: September 12th, 2017


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.


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.

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Mira's name is known to all in the Fallen Isles. She's the Hopebearer. The girl who had a peace treaty named after her. But only those closest to her know who she really is. So when Mira learns a secret about the dragons, she is promptly imprisoned.

My first question while reading was, "What the heck did she learn?" Jodi gives us little glimpses of what happened through a non-linear timeline. And each little bit gets you closer and closer to figuring out the secret. All the while, Mira is still imprisoned in the Fallen Isles most notorious prison. This is a book that would seriously benefit from having a map, as the names of places mentioned tend to get jumbled. There are just so many places, and it's tough to keep track of everything.

I'd like to talk about the things that I loved. First off, we have a heroine who is beautifully flawed, but we can still cheer for her. Her anxiety is very real. And she worries about everyone learning about her anxiety and about the dragons more than she worries about getting out of prison. Mira is probably my favorite protagonist in all of Jodi's books to date.

Did I also mention dragons? Because there are dragons in this book. Explanations of all different kinds and breed of dragon, interaction with baby dragons, saving dragons, capturing dragons... It's all here. I would just love to see even more.

Another thing to love is the great friendships. The bonds between Ilina, Hristo, and Mira were admirable. The things they'd do for each other, to keep each other safe--I only wish I could have a friendship like that in my life.

And then we have the addition of Aaru. Who I still don't know enough about. PLEASE TELL ME MORE JODI. I'm not shouting, you're shouting. But seriously, Aaru was awesome. I loved that his people have their own silent language, kind of like sign language, but a bit different.

I really loved the first book in the Fallen Isles series. If you've read and loved Jodi's work before, I think you will absolutely adore Before She Ignites. I noticed that the style seemed to be more similar to that of Incarnate, so if you read and loved that one, prepare yourself to be blown away.

5 stars

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To our wonderful readers, Thank you for stopping by the blog for Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows Tour! As a thank you and appreciating we have a GIVEAWAY for you in ALL TOUR STOPS!
Miss Jodi Meadows was very kind and generous and donated 2 Finished copies of 🔥 Before She Ignites🐲 for 2 lucky winners!!! Giveaway is at the end of this blog post.
For more chances to win this amazing GIVEAWAY please don't miss the all the stops. Which will be full of interviews, creative posts, reviews and an excerpt!
But first, we would like to introduce to you the outstanding book trailer for Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows

Book Trailer

Thank you, Sarah, from the book blog The YA Book Traveler for designing the beautiful images and for creating the amazing book trailer which we can't stop watching! We can't appreciate you enough.


Tour Stops

Monday 9/4 -TheLifeofABookNerdAddict - Guest Post
Monday 9/4 - TalesofTheRavenousreader- Creative Post
Tuesday 9/5 - BooksAndPrejudice - Review
Wednesday 9/6 - EaterofBooks - Interview
Thursday 9/7 - ForTheSakeofReading - Review
Friday 9/8 - ABackwardsStory- Guest Post
Monday 9/11 -MaryHadALittleBookBlog -Guest Post
Monday 9/11 - thatartsyreadergirl.com -Review
Tuesday 9/12 - TheYABookTraveler -Review
Wednesday 9/13 - AThousandWordsAMillionBooks - Interview
Thursday 9/14 - BookCrush- Creative Post
Friday 9/15 - TheReaderAndTheChef- Review
Monday 9/18 - YAandWine - Review
Tuesday 9/19 - TakeMeAwayToAGreatRead - Creative Post
Wednesday 9/20 - AphonicSarah - Interview
Thursday 9/21 - TheKindredReader - Review
Friday 9/22 - ReadWriteLove28 - Excerpt
Friday 9/22 - LoveIsNotATriangle - Guest Post

About the Author:

 Jodi Meadows wants to be a ferret when she grows up and she has no self-control when it comes to yarn, ink, or outer space. Still, she manages to write books. She is the author of the INCARNATE Trilogy, the ORPHAN QUEEN Duology, and the FALLEN ISLES Trilogy (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen), and a coauthor of MY LADY JANE (HarperTeen). Visit her at Website: 

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