May 16, 2021
Before She Ignites
Posted by Jodi Meadows

BeforeMira 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 compuBeforeMira 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.AfterThen 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.

  • Title: Before She Ignites
  • Author: Jodi Meadows
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    Before She Ignites BeforeMira 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 na

    Jodi Meadows

    Lots and lots of dragons I m not even kidding when I say I m working on a dragon guide for other nerds who want to know all the things about the dragons in these books This is a book that I am writing.It now has a title But I m not going to tell you what it is yet Soon, though Soon 9 28 I saw a piece of the cover an important piece and I can t express how beautiful the cover is going to be I can t wait to see the whole thing 9 30 TITLE REVEAL ON MONDAY 10 3 And it has a title BEFORE SHE IGNITES [...]


    Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin

    I m not really sure how I feel about this book I loved some parts and others I m not too sure about so I m going to go with 3 stars for now I will do a re read before the next book comes out and maybe that will be better Mira is friends to dragons but the dragons are being hurt in this book Mira also goes to prison because of reasons She meets some cool peeps there Then she gets out for a bit and gets back to her best friends only to be sent back to prison with her friends It s all crazy Most of [...]


    Cait • A Page with a View

    This was a well rounded story that delivered some great character growth action while creating a strong plot for the sequels to build on But it s definitely an intense read with a lot of trigger warnings for abuse, anxiety, and it was just kind of stressful in general to read, ok Most of the story takes place in a prison But it still felt like a lot of familiar fantasy worlds where an almost defeated main character has to battle through hell on her own, fight against a myriad of internal and ext [...]


    Melody

    I want black teens to know exactly what you re getting into with Before She Ignites I m concerned that a black girl will see this gorgeous cover in a library or bookstore and pick it up thinking it will empower and entertain her This is 300 something pages of a black girl being abused physically and emotionally by almost everyone in her life Does that sound like a fun YA fantasy story to you It s not to me.The plot BSI is about Mira Minkoba, a political figurehead named after an influential trea [...]


    Cesar

    3.5 stars Thre is strength, he said slowly, in knowing when to speak, and when to listen His hands stayed on his chest, motionless And when to say nothing at all Dragons in literature have always interested me in how they are presented You got the massive ones that can literally set fire to an entire village and you got the small ones that can be on your shoulder.Before She Ignites combines two of my favorite things Fantasy and dragons What could you want from a book I mean, DRAGONS Mira is the [...]


    Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySKANKY ⚓️ Steamy Reads

    The came with my first ever OwlCrate box Happy to have really liked the box and all its contents, plus, wellDRAGONS


    Francina Simone

    There is a review on my channel where I discuss the book and the little bit of controversy around it youtu X7 nJ8BYg0g


    Ben Alderson

    Be prepared that this book has a slow start it took till about half way through for me to work out what was going onBUT ONCE I DID IT WAS GOOD.I think this is a well thought out book Loved the magic system, although i feel like it still needs explaining But thats the point of the story I believe, I dont think we are supposed to understand it till the next book Looking forward to Dragons I hope AND LESS PRISIONS


    Laura

    3.5 starsAlone Abandoned Apart from everyone I loved All because of one act of trust One truth One horrible mistake.I didn t know much about this one before picking the book up other than dragons Let me repeat that DRAGONS And I am than pleased with how it turned out I didn t expect a story filled with politics and imprisonment stemming from a treaty made between islands the day Mira was born.This moment Right here I had my two best friends and my two favorite dragons, and everything was perfec [...]


    Nina (Every Word A Doorway)

    My reactions to the premise Since the day she was born, she s been told she s special Important Perfect.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.I m sorry, did somebody print MENTAL HEALTH all over this fantasy novel Also dragons, GIVE ME THE DRAGONS And that s how you turn around a premise from mainstream garbage to something I actually take an interest in An [...]


    Korrina(OwlCrate)

    Love love love


    Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner)

    ILLEGAL DRAGON TRAFFICKING Why yes please.


    Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink

    Wowza.is cover Omgosh And the summary I m SO ready for this


    Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽

    4.5 stars Dragons This book impressed me Let me first say that it isn t often you see a main character portrayed with crippling panic anxiety disorder that manifests in OCD like counting As someone who suffers from anxiety, it was refreshing to read about a character who has it as well Kudos to the author Mira is a girl who has been raised in privilege She is a pretty face, not very smart, doesn t think much, is uncomplicated, does what she is told She is the face behind the politics of her isla [...]


    Kimberly Kosydor

    This book was everything I wanted, but even so, it was what I needed I loved this world and all the characters And of course I loved the dragons Now I will be impatiently waiting for the sequel


    Minni Mouse

    Me I ve never once enjoyed a book about dragons.Shortly after Ooh, look A book about dragons adds to TBR shelf


    Fables&Wren

    WrensReads Review This book is about dragons and not going with the flow So basically, this book is something I will be gushing over for a while.Mira is basically the face of a treaty of peace between the isles The treaty states that everyone is equal and no one can own a dragon and so on and so forth But just like we have seen in our own world today, just because a piece of paper says everyone is equal, doesn t mean that everyone sees everyone as equal It actually gets pretty political which I [...]


    Crazy4Books

    I really enjoyed the bigger plot with the dragon trafficking, the corrupt government, gods and mythology, but when I first requested an ARC of this I was expecting something totally different I wanted a kick butt female character going on adventure with some awesome dragons at her side, but after reading a few reviews saying the main character Mira spends most of her time in prison, I was a little wary I tend to avoid novels that are primarly character driven because fast pace plots are what I u [...]


    Annabel

    this book is awesome


    Beatrice (beatriceinbookland)

    I received an arc from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review DNF 40%I m giving it two stars just because the anxiety ocd rep was good and the little dragon was so cute so let me introduce you to Mira, our female lead she complains because the prison s water isn t sanitary she worries because she has ONE pimple on her chin Even the slightest pressure sent ripples of pain across my face are you fucking serious she s sad because the other criminals don t like her she thinks about all the times [...]


    Amber Robertson

    DNF 41%I received an eARC, this in no way impacts my opinionFULL REVIEW ON MY BLOG HEREI tried I wanted to like this but I just can t I m getting so many Shatter Me vibes from this that it kind of hurts I wanted heaps of dragons because I stared Game of Thrones and am currently obsessed with Khalessi spelling is probably wrong There are other reasons I didn t enjoy this In the first chapter we reference both Idris and Silent Brothers, like, hello Shadowhunters I understand those words are univer [...]


    Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)

    A POC as the main character in a fantasy book with dragons I NEED THIS


    Melanie

    This was in the September 2017 OwlCrate box


    mith

    lmao i give up it s so boring and i m so tired of the before and after nonsense.


    Alexa

    All I really needed to know about BEFORE SHE IGNITES before I read it can be summed up in two statements 1 It s by Jodi Meadows, who is an author I absolutely adore.2 It has dragons in it.Suffice to say that I have been extremely excited about this novel since it was first announced, and I have eagerly anticipated being able to read it as soon as possible And now that I ve read it, I can confidently tell you that it s another really great story from Jodi Meadows The world was so interesting, the [...]


    Martina Boone

    This is an utterly dazzling and beautiful book with a richly imagines world, fresh wonderful characters, and a story that didn t let me go from the first page to the last And can I just say that I desperately want a dragon Remarkable


    alice (arctic books)

    I don t know, I m not feeling it I m at around 45% into the book, and nothing really has happened Mira has been interrogated about dragons, and she s been locked up in a cell and been extremely mistreated, and there s a lot of characters, and my expectations have dwindled massively I might continue this later or end up calling a DNF I m very disappointed right now I was hoping for a lot action.


    Sarah K

    4.5 StarsAll I knew going in was something about a prison and dragons but that sounded very exciting, PLUS when I first saw the cover I was blown away and so grateful to see a beautiful black woman on the cover of a fantasy book As someone who has 3 black children and a black tween daughter who is obsessed with reading and DRAGONS , I was thrilled I am always on the look out for books that speak to her and help her see herself in books.The Story Mira Minkoba is a girl who grew up being the face [...]


    Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)

    I had knowledge I had power I had a voice.And it was my duty to use them all Dragons and mental health rep in a fantasy is the recipe for a good book Mira Minkoba is told she s special, so when she uncovers a dangerous secret that threatens the Treaty that keeps peace between the Fallen Isles, she thinks the council will listen Betrayed and alone, Mira is imprisoned and must battle her own demons to discover the truths that will save her world.Things I LikedI love that we got to see some mental [...]


    Farren

    It was exhilarating, really.Exploding.Being shred asunder.Burning like a thousand galaxies.I ve been such a moody reader the last few months so it took me forever to finish this book, but I really enjoyed the story The writing flows well and is incredibly engaging, the characters were all fantastic including the bad ones , and the settings were described so well I could imagine myself there, even though this took place in an entirely different world than our own I loved Mira and reacted strongl [...]



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