In the ruins of London, the Empire rules through fear and fire.
“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?
This was an amazing read! I was hooked from the very first chapter, holding my breath to see what would happen next. The characters are rich and vibrant, and the world Danielle has created is fascinating. If you love YA, you MUST read this book. Such a smart, brilliant debut novel. I loved it! Leah B.
Kudos to Danielle Rogland, author of Ignite, perhaps one of the best stories I've ever read before, for her conception of the plot and pacing and style of writing and in addition to her exceptional use of punctuation and grammar, a true masterpiece to be sure. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors as an author. Ben G.