I have started writing this review so many times and I always stop partway through—none of my efforts are worthy of this amazing book! I just can't seem to adequately express how much I love the Pure trilogy and its last installment. So I'll just say this: if you liked The Hunger Games or Divergent, you will like this more. Baggott is a brilliant writer and a master storyteller, who paces each book exquisitely, feeding the reader just enough information to keep them hooked and avoiding the "info dump" so many dystopian authors fall prey to when explaining the setting. She creates a fully realized world that is broken, but not beyond repair, and her characters are strong, relatable and flawed. The series end is wistful, hopeful, real, and kept me thinking long after I had closed the book. I just wish I could give it the perfect review it deserves!— Lauren's Staff Picks
The stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with Pure, recommended by People for those who loved The Hunger Games With his father now dead, Partridge has assumed leadership of the Dome, one of the last few refuges from the ravaged wastelands of the outside world. At first, Partridge is intent on exposing his father's lies, taking down the rigid order of the Dome, and uniting its citizens with the disfigured Wretches on the outside. But from his new position of power, things are far more complex and potentially dangerous than he could have ever imagined. On the outside, a band of survivors faces a treacherous journey to Dome. Pressia carries with her the key to salvation. If she can get it to the Dome, the Wretches could one day be healed and everyone might be able to put the horrors of the past behind them. Bradwell, the revolutionary, cannot forgive so easily. Despite Pressia's pleas, he is determined to bring down the Dome and hold its citizens accountable for leaving the rest of the world to burn. El Capitan, the former rebel leader, wants to help Pressia save as many lives as possible--but he's struggling to reconcile his newfound compassion with his vicious past. As former allies become potential enemies, the fate of the world is more uncertain than ever. Will humanity fall to destruction? Or will a new world rise from the ashes?
About the Author
JULIANNA BAGGOTT is the author of sixteen books-published and forthcoming-including national bestseller Girl Talk and Which Brings Me to You (co-written with Steve Almond); three books of poems, and seven novels for young readers, most notably The Anybodies trilogy, under the pen name N.E. Bode. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Best American Poetry 2000, 180 More Extraordinary Poems for Everyday (ed. Billy Collins), The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, Poetry, Glamour, Ms. Magazine, and read on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
"PURE is a dark adventure that is both startling and addictive at once...Breathtaking and frightening. I couldn't stop reading PURE."—Danielle Trussoni, bestselling author of ANGELOLOGY, on Pure