Pure (Pure #1) by Julianna Baggott

Pure (Pure, #1)

                            Pure (Pure #1)


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.

Hardcover, 448 pages
Published February 8th 2012 by Grand Central Publishing

 (MY THOUGHTS)      5  HEARTS!!!!!
Pure is a creepy, fantastic Dystopia. Julianna Baggott built an incredibly dark dystopia world with the Pure and Wretches. Baggott definitely gave me spine-tingling chills with the mutations of the Wretches. I also loved the characters, Pressia, Partridge, Bradwell and Lyda, with the story being told through the main character's, Pressia and Partidge, POV, but there were also a few chapters told through Lyda and El Capitan’s POV. Julianna Baggott is a very talented, descriptive writer. I had no problem visualizing the horrible mutations and this dark dystopia world.

Pressia is a Wretche, and she just turned sixteen and is supposed to surrender to the OSR, but she chooses to run, instead. The only one she can think of to help her is Bradwell. Bradwell is a conspiracy theorist who has his own ideas about the Detonation that destroyed the world. Pressia doesn't care about Bradwell's theory, she just wants his help to keep her safe from the OSR. On her way to Bradwell, she finds Partridge, but Partridge is a Pure and Pure's live in the Dome and they never leave. Pressia is only interested in keeping herself alive, but she will have to help Partridge and Bradwell, trying to keep all of them alive. And his theory might not be theory, after all.

Pure has two romances going on. One is between Pressia and Bradwell, and the other is Partridge and Lyda. But even though I love romance, I have to say I really enjoyed Bradwell and Partridge’s relationship. Bradwell had no problem showing Partridge (this Pure) the ways of how the Wretches live. No matter what kind of world guys live in, guys will be guys, and I loved these two together.

Pure has a dark, amazing, and intriguing storyline that had Pressia, Partridge and Bradwell on a mission to discover the truth about their world and their self with all the suspense, mystery, action and romance you could ask for. I highly recommend Pure as a must read. Just be ready for few eerie chills with this Dystopia.

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