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Summary

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?

 

Reviews

Please visit Amazon to view 40+ reader reviews. IGNITE became a #1 Amazon bestseller in YA science fiction and post-apocalypse categories shortly after its release in April 2017. 

“The characters are well-written and memorable with relationships that feel very authentic. Probably one of the best parts of this novel is the way the friendship between female characters is portrayed. While this aspect is far from the main focus of the story, it acts as a wonderful support for the brilliantly executed plot and wonderful writing style.” – Loren Fleming

“This book, intended for teens and young adults, moves fast and holds one’s interest till the end. The story is told in the first person through the eyes of a half-dozen protagonists, an effective technique in my view. The story is quasi-science fiction, taking place in a post-apocalyptic London. I taught high school for year, and I think my students would find this an exciting read. Full of tension and surprises. Recommended highly.” – Bob Carnation

“This book kept me on the edge of my seat. I was already hooked after the first few pages of the Prologue. I really wouldn’t believe this was a first novel if it wasn’t presented that way. I became attached to the characters immediately and loved it until the end — and beyond. I am a high school teacher and I am definitely recommending this book to my school library and putting it in my personal classroom library.” – Ann Kelly

“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.” – Leah Brown

“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, in addition to her exceptional use of punctuation and grammar. A true masterpiece to be sure.” – Ben Gauger

“Danielle’s prose is clean and expressive, and while the plot is fairly straightforward for the genre, it is well-paced and does its job. However, it is in her character work that Rogland really shines, and it is because of this strong character work that her use of the first-person succeeds in keeping four different characters distinct and compelling.” – Jordan Yee

“In my opinion, the best thing about this novel was its structure. The plot advances a little each chapter, told from a rotating series of perspectives. It creates a broad sympathy on the part of the reader, and a real sense of crisis when the essential group of characters threatens to pull apart…It’s a cleverly structured tale, perfectly pitched for a YA audience.” – David Frederick