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Ignite the Shadows

(Ignite the Shadows #1)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  140 ratings  ·  86 reviews
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 presenc
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published April 23rd 2015 by Harper Voyager
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Ingrid Seymour
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: voyager
God, how I loved writing this book!!!
Aug 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Ignite the Shadows is so fast-faced and action-packed that I found myself tearing through the pages. We are thrust straight into the action which makes for a really strong and intense opening. It is a sci-fi story but with enough realism that you can easily picture the events happening in our everyday world.

Marci has lived most of her life being plagued by what she calls "shadows": spectres that take over her body so much so that she loses control of herself. When she and her friend, Xave, are
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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. T
Claudie Arseneault
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
IGNITE THE SHADOWS is a fantastic YA book, halfway between science fiction and urban fantasy, with just a dash of creepy horror--enough to make your skin crawl without this book really being horror. It follows Marci, a sixteen-year-old hacker, martial artist, bike lover and all around incredibly great and complex character, who's had to deal most of her life with shadows at the edge of her vision, threatening to take over. Turns out that she, like most of the earth, is infected with parasites wh ...more
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book! This author always delivers a fast paced treat that doesn't skimp on rich characters. We get another kick ass female lead in Ignite whose also a bit of a computer geek. (LOVE IT!!!) And your mouth will literally drop when you realize what is actually going on. Awesome, awesome read!
Philisha Stephens
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW! This story is EPIC!! This is by far the best book I've read this year! I hate to compare books, but this one outranks The Hunger Games! The premise of the story is realistic and something that with imagination could be real. I find most books that occur in first person annoying, and I end up not like the main character because they are whiny or too down on themselves - Marci isn't like that. She takes a licking and comes out fighting. She's more worried about getting lost to the shadows tha ...more
Rhea Dsouza
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Science Fiction/Fantasy Lovers
Shelves: netgalley
I could start off by saying Ignite The Shadows was a “gripping read” or it was “addictive” or may be the blogger-favorite “unputdownable.” But that would be a crock of shit because, to me, Ignite The Shadows was fucking amazing.

I’m not into the whole Sci-Fi thing, and I only read Sci-Fi from authors that are big names in the industry or I’ve read before—which should tell you exactly how picky I am about this genre. But I picked up Ignite The Shadows based only on the synopsis, and might I tell y
Jason LaPier
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm not usually one for YA, but this one kept me turning pages through and through. I felt like it had a bit of a Matrix feel - and not in the sense that the world is a simulation (it's not, but there are plenty of astounding secrets lurking in the shadows), but in the sense that I think a brazen techno soundtrack would fit right in. 16-year old Marci Guerrero can hack, she can fight, and when she really taps into her power can do even more. She's a blast to follow through the dangerous undergro ...more
Laura Liddell Nolen
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is NONSTOP AWESOME! I love the main tension: Marci versus the monster inside her own brain. She's a smart, strong protagonist who fights with everything she can. I love the action, the romance, and especially the ending, and I CAN'T WAIT for book two.
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“I know what you are..”

For as long as she can remember, sixteen year Marci Guerrero has had to fight the shadows that have threatened to take over her mind. Assuming she is the only one, she has kept her condition under wraps - even from her closest friend Xave.

While accompanying Xave during a failed attempt to secretly spy on his brother, Chris (who is on a clandestine mission for the mysterious group IgNiTe) she meets its leader, James McCray, whose presence causes the shadows to stir into a
Lynanne Carroll
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
(4.5 stars :-)

*I received an e-copy in exchange for an honest and fair review*

After devouring the first installment of the Morphid Chronicles, I had high expectations for Ignite the Shadows—because Wow. The MORPHID CHRONICLES (jaw-dropping, seriously. I loved it. You can check out my review of Keeper here: I also have the review up on Amazon and on here at Goodreads)...which is probably why I was in such a state of upheaval for the first eighth of the story.

I'll be f
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
What I liked: This book drew me in because of the whole sci-fi/fantasy combo. While not a huge fan of sci-fi, I'm a die-hard fan of fantasy and some of my recent books have show that, yes, there are great books out there that have melded the two genres together in a way that complements one another and make the story work. Ignite the Shadows was another book for me that melded the sci-fi/fantasy genres together in an urban setting. The kicker about this book is that the Eklyptors(the parasite th ...more
Kimber Wheaton
May 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

It has been a long time since I read something creepy enough to make my skin crawl. Ignite the Shadows has the whole eerie, creep-factor down pat. Ms. Seymour did an amazing job building the suspense with the shadows' effect on Marci, leading up to the big reveal of her true affliction and just what those shadows really were. And boy was it a rather shocking reveal at that. Of course, I didn't read the synopsis prior to read
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Yeah, that's what comes to mind right now.

I've read one other book by this author - a new adult romance - and my honest opinion is that it was a decent book. But this story? WOW. This genre is her forte -- no doubt about it. What she put into this one really shines through. Bravo, Ms. Seymour!

Take a leap into the future in this fast-paced, action-packed adventure with an awesomely bold female lead! It's dark, it's daring, and it's full of thrills and chills. It's so over-the-top that it m
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this fantastic new Sci-Fi adventure with myriad unexpected twists and turns, Seymour has endowed her main character, Marci with a strong, vibrant voice. Plagued by paralyzing visions of shadows, Marci always feels inferior to her twin who was kidnapped when they were born. The father she adored has died and her mother seems barely aware of her existence. Marci thrives on taking one risk after another. The adrenaline rush keeps Marci’s shadows at bay until she and her friend Xave fall into ver ...more
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG, Ingrid Seymour continues to amaze me. Her stuff is amazing and her style so unique. The idea of Eklyptors is cool and well thought out. I loved the gritty feel of the novel. There were spooky moments, romance, action, even funny moments. I super recommend this book. Guys, you have to check it out!
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review, netgalley

I am LOVING the sci-fi coming out these days! This was just one more example of a re-emerging trend in publishing, and I fully approve. It's dark, intense, creative... everything I could possibly ask for! This was my first book by Ingrid Seymour, but I can tell you it won't be my last. I have no doubt that the rest of the series will be just as outstanding as the first installment.

It took me a long time to read this book, but probably not for the reason you might guess. I am overly
Toi Thomas
I really enjoyed this book, which is saying a lot since it’s YA. I think the only reason I didn’t love it was because it’s YA. Ignite is a wonderful blend of modern science fiction with a touch a fantasy, all wrapped up in a world that feels eerily real.

Our hero, Marci is an amazing character, truly strong and independent. Aside from her, typical teenage insecurities, she totally rocks. She’s super smart, can beat up anyone who messes with her, and doesn’t need a man to take care or even help
Christina Luberts
I don't even know what to say on how this book was written. You felt like you were right there. The mystery, suspense, the horror, the unknown, the heartache. So many feeling in this book, I really had a hard time putting it down to do something I need to do. The feelings that Marci is feeling. What will she do when she finds out its more than what she thought? What does IgNiTe really do? Who to trust? Why do some like me and some hate me? Can they really do something to help. Wow what a world? ...more
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this story. Marci is a talented teen hacker. Unfortunately for her, she feels things that might be real or not. Once you start, you’re hooked. Ready for the next.
Amie's Book Reviews

Author: Ingrid Seymour

Type of Book: eBook

Length: 400 pages

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

Release Date: April 23, 2015

Publisher: Harper Voyager an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.

ISBN: 9780008113667

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

"I try not to look inside the alley. It's dark. Creepy dark."
"Really I don't know what I was thinking when I let Xave slink in there to spy on
Sage Knightly
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: xpressoreads
*I received a free ebook copy of this from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 4.5/5

Ignite The Shadows is fast-faced and action-packed so it was definitely easy to fall into. Right away we jump into a scene of action and adrenaline, which makes it intense right from the start. It definitely makes you want to keep reading. I had a hard time putting it down. This is also a sci-fi/fantasy novel that seems incredibly real and has a lead female character so gutsy, sarcastic,
Sue Lukenbaugh
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an early copy for review for the Xpresso Book Tour. The book is available now in e-formats, but will be available in paperback come October. It's the first installment in a planned trilogy, with good world building and a likable heroine.

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. Since the death of her father, she's lead a bleak life. She's been running from shadows most of her life, certai
ella ✨
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sent-by-author
*I received this book from the author in return for an honest review and rating. All opinions are my own and are not affected by this factor. Thank you so much Ingrid for sending me a copy of your novel!*

Rating: 4/5

The first thing that struck me about the story was how unique and original the driving point of the novel was. The idea of parasitic races is something I have read about before but not once have I come across such a developed and detailed analysis of such a topic! I loved the horror c
Bailey Loveless

I was given a copy of Ignite the Shadows in exchange for a review in prep for the upcoming sequel. I liked it. I wouldn't call it particularly memorable, especially within the saturated genre of science fiction. The plot strongly reminded me of the Deaths of Tao as the two contain mainly similar elements. But I would be interested in reading a sequel. There was a great twist at the end, that left me going what, no! The book can't be ending here!

I do
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: signed, first-reads, arc
***Won in a GoodReads First Reads giveaway***
Parasites (alien-ish) take over their hosts slowly over time. The humans inside get pushed over and become passengers as the parasites take control of their bodies. This is what happens 99% of the time. The other 1% can fight the takeover. A resistance has formed to fight these parasites, and this story follows a teenage girl as she stumbles upon this resistance group and things start spiraling out of control.

This is the first in a series. This is pla
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ignite is a compelling and cinematic race through a fight against truly horrifying monsters. Marci is a strong female main character whose flaws and complexities make her all the more engaging and interesting. The book is satisfyingly long and written with such precise skill bringing all the sentences together in a way which made it seem that not one word was superfluous (I fear the same cannot be said of my review but my excuse is that I am struggling to find the right words to describe how exc ...more
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have to preface this by saying that I always open a book by Ingrid Seymour with giddy anticipation! I especially couldn't wait for this one because I enjoyed The Morphid Chronicles so much! In this book you are sucked into the world of 16-year-old Marci Guerrero from the very beginning, and it is such an intense ride that you will not want to let go of! I loved all of the characters and can't wait to see how the story continues to evolve, because Ignite the Shadows ends with a nail-biting clif ...more
A.E. Albert
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ignite the Shadows is a faced paced page turner; jam packed full of action packed scenes. I love the chilling and creepy mood the author created. The female lead character is a tough and smart heroine. She was perfectly crafted for the intense plotline; intelligent and a fighter. I loved the world the author created. It's a futuristic sci-fi, but it is realistic and very believable. Good science fiction is when the reader believes in it and the author definitely achieved this. Overall, the book ...more
Absolutely love this book. So happy I got to read it as part of #AMonthofIndie. This book is intense, creepy and such a thrill ride. So mad I didn't read it sooner. Ingrid Seymour is an author you should get to know better. She is tremendously talented and Ignite the Shadows shows. I can not praise this book enough.

In all seriousness this book needs to be a bestseller. #MakeIgnitetheShadowsaBestseller
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Ingrid Seymour is a USA Today Bestselling Author. When she’s not writing books, she spends her time working as a software engineer, cooking exotic recipes, hanging out with her family and working out. She writes young adult and new adult fiction in a variety of genres, including Sci-Fi, urban fantasy, romance, paranormal and horror.

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