Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #28: Pure

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

By: Julianna Baggott
Release Date: February 8 2012
"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." (summary from
I love dystopian books and Pure sounds really interesting.


  1. Great pick! I've yet to read my copy, but I'll be doing so soon. Thanks for sharing!!

    My pick this week:

    A Cupcake and a Latte: Young Adult Reviews!

  2. I have a copy, and it's sooo good! Haven't finished it, b/c my dad is reading it lol, but I think you'll love it!

    stop by my WOW? I've read the book, but lots of people are excited for it, so I also posted my review!! :)

  3. Pure! Is this cover not GORGEOUS? I hope you LOVE it!

  4. I think I've seen this cover somewhere. I like it! It looks mysterious. The book sounds interesting too! Great pick! Thank you for sharing it!

    Books For All Seasons

  5. This sounds like a dystopian favorite-in-the-making. Although I'm not too keen on the male protagonist's name - Partridge. Guess, it's only me who thinks it sounds too Christmassy. Sorry. Hehe
    But I love the whole story outline. Will definitely read this when the time comes. :)

    Hope you can visit my WoW post this week:

    Plus, my giveaway is still ongoing until 4 PM (Philippine Time) today:

    Would love for you to join! ;)

    - Mauie (The Traveling Reader)

  6. Great pick! I've already read this and it was amazing so hopefully you'll like it too!

    Kim @ The Paper Planes

  7. I really liked this. My review is actually set to post in the morning. :)

  8. I have heard great things about this book. I'm adding this one on my list.

    Awesome pick!
    See my WoW picks here

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  9. I have an ARC of this that I picked up at BEA. Have to read it, but have to make it through all my January ARC's.

  10. Great pick! I'm currently reading my copy from NetGalley and I'm really enjoying it!

    My WoW:


  11. What a great pick! I got it from Netgalley, but haven't gotten to it yet. Hopefully I will really soon though. Here's my WoW

  12. Great pick. I look forward to reading this myself.
    My WOW at FABR: Once

  13. Sounds like an interesting read, enjoy!

  14. I too am deeply in love with dystopian novels, and I've heard that this book is nothing like you would expect. In a good way.

    Have an amazing reading week!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  15. I had this as last week's WoW and I can't wait for this one either! It sounds amazing. I love dystopian novels

    Giselle @
    Waiting on Wednesday

  16. I definitely love this cover, and I'm always up for a good dystopian!! Looks like this one is going to be awesome!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  17. Ooh great pick I can't wait to read this one either!

    Xpresso Reads

  18. Ooh, this one sounds awesome! Thanks!
    My "WOW"


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