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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Review: Pure

Title: Pure
Series: Pure # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Dystopian
Author: Julianna Baggot
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: February 8, 2012
Book: FC sent by publisher/Netgalley

"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."

WOW! This book completely surprised me with it great detailing of an apocalyptic world.  I love dystopian books. I was so excited to dive into this book. It gave me exactly what I wanted and more.
What really hooked me in this book is the world created in it. I love being taken out of my world and put into the world that author made.  The way the world was describe, the emotions that flowed from page to page, left me the feeling of being in the characters shoes. Pure, gave me the moment of aweness where the whole world around me fell down and I fell into the pages of adventure.

The secrets exposed in the book left me feeling exciting. I loved following the characters and being in the same position they are. As I read the book, the plot pacing is good. There are a few points in the story that for me slow down, but again Ms. Baggot built up the plot leading the reader further in to the world.

For me, the best part of the book is the feeling of contentment in the end. I really enjoyed being in the world. That is the best part of reading. Leaving the real world and enjoying a great fantasy.

Pure aims at the readers heart with adventure, action, and two people searching for answers. Pure delivers a well crafted apocalyptic world that's engaging in every twist and turn. I can't wait to read what the next book holds!

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Great review! It's definitely on my TBR list now.

  2. I've been hearing so many great things about this. Thanks for the great review =)

  3. The world in this one was crazy wasn't it? It was so strange and bizarre and completely fascinating, I envy Julianna's imagination:)

    1. Right, her imagination is just wonderful! I'm so intrigued by what she created!

  4. Okay, I may have to read this one now. You've given it such a good review, now I'm intrugied.

    1. It's awesome. A little slow in the beginning but so good!

  5. Oh this sounds so good. Another rockin' review of this book. I am so adding it to my wishlist and moving it up that list! I wanna know those secrets! ;)

  6. I'm glad you liked this. I read a review that really hated it, so I wasn't sure. I love books where everything comes down and you get taken for an adventure ride.

  7. Glad this one really worked for you. Dystopian is quickly becoming the new vampire novel and with so many coming out it becomes hard to know what is good and what can wait.

    I'm glad the world fit with this one. Thanks for the great review.


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