I was beyond, beyond excited for the release of Julianna Baggott’s Pure from the minute I read about it on The Book Case. As they said there, it’s similar to all of those dystopian, post-apocalyptic Young Adult novels that have become common recently (i.e., Hunger Games)-except finally it’s one for adults!
Basically, life on Earth has been decimated by something called “The Detonations,” and people’s bodies have become damaged and fused with parts of the Earth or random objects. Our main girl Pressia, a citizen of this damaged world, is on the run from a military group that takes citizens to train them as soldiers (or worse). Meanwhile, in The Dome, select citizens live in a protected state of bodily perfection-this is where we meet our main man Partridge. He discovers that his mother may still be outside the Dome, not dead as he had always thought-and so the scene is set for him to escape the Dome and begin his search.
I LOVE books like this-dystopian novels where society is divided, and two people find each other against the odds. It’s going to have (hopefully) excitement, suspense, action, and romance. I’m especially excited after reading the New York Times review, which had high praise for the descriptive writing that really paints a mental image of the ravaged landscape. The movie rights have already been sold for this book, AND it’s part one of a planned trilogy. Can’t wait to grab up my copy and dive in!