Saturday, January 7, 2012

Week 1 Review: Pure

From Goodreads:
We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . .

Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.
Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . .

There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.

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

My Review:
Oh, this was an awesomely plotted book! There's Pressia out in the world, with this doll fused to her arm because of the bombs, and then Partridge, who's lived in the Dome almost his whole life, and a story that connects them, of a girl and a swan and a prince.

And it turns out they're brother and sister, well, half, sharing a mother, whom they meet near the end, before Partridge's dad kills him via Partridge's older brother and his band of Pures genetically altered. Yep. That is something that you don't see every day!

This book was action-packed, with romance, fighting off the Dome, fighting off the band of Milita, and the surprising connection that the head of the Milita take orders from the Done, well, that was a great shock, and yeah, that was just how good this book was plotted!

It was hard to imagine humanity doing this to themselves, packing themselves away to live in a dome, and setting off bombs that fused people to things, and other people, and other creatures, which they did on purpose, and the various groups, and how Partridge has to give up a finger so he wouldn't be a Pure, yeah. Humanity really went down with the bombing.

This was a really awesome book, so I hope you guys check it out!

Author: Julianna Baggot
Series: Pure #1
Read: January 3rd, 2012
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: It sounded good. Wanted to read it! And it's a 2012 Dystopian novel!
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Expected Publication: February 8th 2012
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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