Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Book Release ~Pure

Pure ~Julianna  Baggot                       released 2/08/2012

Pure, by Julianna Baggott

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.
                                                                             ~Amazon Description

~Dark and wildly imaginative, it tells the story of Pressia, a 16-year-old girl badly burned from the Detonations, a man-made catastrophe that has changed the course of history. The Detonations have divided the world into two classes of people: Pressia and the other damaged people who live in a dangerous, ash-filled world; and the Pures, who live protected under the Dome.

I have yet to read this novel, but I must say there is much hype over all the Dystopian books out there and I'm sure there will be alot more authors racing to write new books to add to the wave of popularity. Pure is a young adult, dark coming-of-age, post-apocalyptic, book #1 of a trilogy.

 Fox 2000 Pictures has purchased film rites to Pure, so in the near future we will see this book come to life onscreen.

More info can be found on the Pure site here:

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