Pure – Julianna Baggott

The deathly houses all fell down.

The sick souls wander ‘round and ‘round.

Pressia barely remembers the Detonations. But, living amongst the devastation, every day a dangerous struggle for the survivors who are marked by their fused, burnt, damaged bodies, she is starkly aware of what has been lost.

Burn a Pure and breathe the ash…

Partridge is one of the lucky few sheltered inside the dome. They escaped the apocalypse unmarked, pure. But he doesn’t feel safe. Smothered by the rigid order of the Dome’s regime, he suspects all is not as it seems.

When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

There was low droning overhead a week or so after the Detonations; time was hard to track. The skies were buckling with dark banks of blackened cloud, the air thick with ash and dust. If it was a plane or an airship of some sort, we never knew because the sky was so clotted.

Rating – 3/5 – I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed others. I wanted to continue reading, yes, but I was never fully absorbed into the story.

It begins as a typical dystopian novel – a destroyed world, one group with control or power over another, that kind of thing.

To be entirely truthful, I thought it was going to be another ‘The Hunger Games‘ knockoff. As it turns out, I was wrong.

There is an original plot line, great characters – each individual is well written and has a certain uniqueness to them. This ma be down to their ‘fusings’, but it’s also how they deal with their deformities. The plot twists and turns, new surprises spring out at you unexpectedly.

There was a romance between two characters that, frankly, didn’t happen fast enough! I was willing the two of them on from the start!

The book took a while to read, but I would certainly recommend that you give it a read yourself (this review certainly isn’t doing the book justice.)

I’ll be sure to look out for the next books in the trilogy!

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~ by exogenetic on October 1, 2013.

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