I’m changing up the format in this review because I have major spoilers I’m going to break the page and then you can choose if you want to read them or not. It’s just this book really wow.
Author: Julianna Baggott
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Status: Available now
*full disclosure: Bought
Description: (by goodreads.com)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.
I think this has to be one of the best post-apocalyptic dystopian novels I’ve read in a while. (Mostly I’m thinking of “The Road,” this novel went beyond “The Road’s” level of darkness.) I admit the pacing is kind of slow and in the beginning there were some characters I didn’t care about, but that all changed. When you get to the end you realize how important the pacing really was. As for all the characters they’re important not one of them felt useless, which is rare in novels. I was such an emotional wreck at the end, my mom asked me repeatedly if I was okay. I really wasn’t but I think that’s how you’re supposed to be. Especially after you find out what Patridge’s father and The Dome did. The story took some twists and turns I genuinely was not expecting. I heard they’re making a movie out of it. That’s going to be intense…
Overall Rating: 7/7
Okay so here are the spoilers:
Pressia, is not her grandfather’s actual daughter. He saw a lost hurt little girl picked her up and decided to care for her no matter what. So when he dies I lost it he cared so much about her it just killed me. Her memory at the airport of the Japanese woman is actually her aunt not her mom, her father was a japanese scientist who her mother… Patridge’s mom fell in love with. Yep that’s right, if you thought there was a love triangle theeeeeen false lol. Patridge and Pressia or Emi (that’s her real name Emi Bridget I forgot her father’s last name, it’s been a while since I read it) are half siblings. They find their mom and Patridge’s older brother. It ends with Patridge’s father killing his wife and oldest son, taking Patridge back to the dome leaving Pressia and Bradwell left to help Patridge, and to do what needs to be done with Patridge’s father.
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