I am so thrilled to be a part of the Ignite the Shadows blog tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours! It is a fast-paced book that will keep you turning the pages. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing new series by Ingrid Seymour.
Author: Ingrid Seymour
Publication Date: April 23, 2015
Sixteen-year-old Marci Guerrero is one of the best teen hackers in Seattle. However, she’d give up all her talents to know she isn’t crazy. Marci feels possessed by what she perceives as shadowy spectres that take control of her body and make her do crazy things. While spying on the clandestine group known as IgNiTe, she’s confronted by the leader, James McCray. His presence stirs the spectres inside her brain into a maddening frenzy. Her symptoms and ability to control them don’t go unnoticed by James, who soon recruits her and shows her the awful truth. Half of the world’s population is infected by sentient parasites. They bind themselves to the human brain and replace the pathways for all thoughts and actions. The creatures then morph their hosts into grotesque monsters with extraordinary strengths. Winged, clawed, fanged half-humans become living nightmares. Now Marci wishes she was crazy, because the truth is worse.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Ignite the Shadows by Ingrid Seymour is a book that is impossible to put down! Once you start reading, the ride begins and there is no turning back. This book is an action-packed sci-fi/fantasy novel that is seemingly real and harbours a female character so gutsy that the reader will be craving more.
Ignite the Shadows is perfect for fans of sci-fi/fantasy books. It is very futuristic with monsters called Eklyptors that have the ability to grow scales, wings, etc. This book tells the story of a group of people, called IgNiTe, who have been “infected” by these monsters and create a resistance to stop them. IgNiTe are in a constant battle with the Eklyptors, which makes for a gripping read! Ingrid Seymour has created a story that seems so real, it’s downright scary!
Ignite the Shadows has the perfect balance between realism and fantasy. It is set in our world, so the reader won’t need to adjust to an unfamiliar setting. However, there are fictional monsters that are undercover and taking over the world. As I was reading, I kept thinking about what it would be like if there were really monsters that appeared to be human and tried to kill us all. Seymour has really depicted an incredible YA sci-fi fantasy novel that will leave readers on the edge of their seats!
The main character in Ignite the Shadows, Marci, is a character that is relatable. Marci is a strong heroine who knows how to defend herself. She doesn’t need a man to defend her, Marci is perfectly capable of fighting for herself. Her kick-ass attitude rings through the novel and really sets the stage for adventure! More books in the young adult genre should be written like this to help bring down gender barriers.
With its jam packed storyline that seems so real and it’s amazing main character, readers are going to entusiastically enjoy the Ignite the Shadows series. Similar to the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi, Ignite the Shadows will satisfy the needs of fans of the fantasy genre. Ingrid Seymour is going to have many fans waiting desperately for the next book (myself included)!