Unbelievably, a while ago Audio was selling this book on a discount list. I bought it just to keep in my library if I ever found myself short on lis..Show More »tening material. Now that the sequel has come out, “Fuse,” I decided to give the first book a listen, and maybe it was the discounted price but I was pleasantly surprised. Billed as a YA book, to me, it has more of a sci-fi adventure feel, even though it did have some but not the usual overwhelming amount of teenage romance that is usually associated with such genre, as detonated super-bombs containing nanobot technology changes the face of the world. The post-apocalyptic result is a dystopian society separated into two groups: those affected by the bombs, and those who were protected by a dome. I thought the descriptive graphic writing from Julianna Baggott was exceptional, if not a little dark, as she describes in great detail the twisted and deformed bodies of the survivors living outside of the dome. The title “Pure,” refers to the lucky ones living inside of the dome that remain physically pure. The story follows Pressia, a young teenage girl, as she struggles to survive in this twisted new world, and a young man, Partridge, who is in search of some answers and wants to know how life is beyond the constricted confines of the dome. I thought the ensemble of readers gave the narrative depth, but the audio performance might have been as good with one talented narrator. I’m using a credit for the sequel.
Pressia, Bradwell, Lyda, Partridge,and El Capitan, are all once again on a mission to bring down the Dome. If you have read the first book, then you ..Show More »will definitely enjoy this one! This is full of adventure, romance,sadness and has excellent narration! This will keep you on the edge until the very end – however it will keep you hanging. If you don’t like to wait for the ending, then I recommend waiting until the next and final book comes out before you start this one.