ARC Review: Pure by Julianna Baggot

Pure (Pure, #1)
Release Day: February 8 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Format: ARC Hardcover
Genre: YA/Fiction/ Post Apocolyptic
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 Thoughts:
Pure is an edgy,dark and dramatic post apocolyptic nightmare. With such a creative plot and amazing character's, Pure is one hell of a thrill ride.

I was extremely impressed with the creativity of Pure. Such a unique and thrilling atmosphere that sucks you into this destroyed version of Earth. I was blown away by the character's. The realistic setting brings the character's on a ride of their lives.

I have read my share of post apocolyptic novel's but Pure is by far the most scary version yet. I was captivated by Julianna's imagination. I had a hard time putting Pure down. This is a book that I know I will go back to time and time again.

I also enjoyed how Julianna was able to incorporate some love stories into the book as well. But when the world has gone to hell, and all hope has been lost to be able to find some beauty in all the ugliness was amazing.

I really enjoyed Pure and I think that this is a book that everyone should read at least once.

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