Saturday, February 4, 2012

Pre-Pub Book Buzz: Pure by Julianna Baggott

The snow has finally stopped, but the ground is completely covered in the white stuff. I'm not sure what the final accumulation ended up being. I did hear a bulldozer struggling through it last night acting as a snow plow. And you know it was bad if they sent anyone to plow down our little residential neighborhood!

I've got a butterfly theme going on with my TBR stack and Julianna Baggott's highly anticipated Pure is one of the titles in question. I seriously can't wait to dive into this one (but the one I'm in the middle of is pretty rocking as well -- more on that Monday).

Here's a bit about the book from the publisher's page:

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.

Movie rights to Pure have already been sold and people have been buzzing about the book for quite a while now. For more on the author and Pure check out the official website. Pure hits shelves next week.

(PS: A read fest in pjs is about the only thing being snowed in is good for.)

1 comment:

Tez Miller said...

I loved PURE :-) Looking forward to the sequel, FUSE!