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Publisher's Summary

The fate of the world is more fragile than ever as Pures battle Wretches and former allies become potential enemies.

Inside the Dome Patridge has taken his father's place as leader of the Pures. His intent had been to bring down the Dome from the inside with the help of the secret resistance force led by Partridge's former teacher Glassings. But from his new position of power, things don't seem quite as clear. Perhaps his father had been right. Perhaps if the world is to survive it needs the Dome - and Partridge - to rule it.

Outside the Dome, Pressia and Bradwell continue piecing together the clues left to them by their parents from the time before the detonations. Soon they will be able to help heal the Wretches, freeing them from their monstrous fusings and the Dome's oppression once and for all. But their success also depends on Partridge. Can they still trust their friend and ally to see their plan through? Or will a new war begin?

©2014 Julianna Baggott (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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  • MM
  • 02-11-14

Lazy ending

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The ending was abrupt and not explained. What happens to the dome people at the end? To the Mothers, the wretches? Does Weed use the cure? Do the beasts & Dusts just kill everyone off? What about Pressia's father? Seems like the author got lazy and rushed through the ending.

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  • Karen
  • Huntington, AR, United States
  • 06-06-14

Sad

I loved the first book and second book in this trilogy, but walked away from this one sad and with unanswered questions. An epilog would have been nice, to answer some of them. The narrators once again did an excellent job of bringing all the characters to life, which made the end disappointing for me. If you read the first two books, you must finish it, but definitely not left with that "feel good feeling" you get when you finish a trilogy.

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Great story. I think it would make a good movie.

Looking forward to the next book. Hope it come out really soon. I'm thinking of who should be cast in the movie. 5 stars.

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Not bad, but not great either

While I enjoyed learning more about the back story for many survivors, I would have liked the story to end with more finite details. What about the people in Ireland? Will Our Good Mother find Forsteed? Will Weed make good on his promise? I'm left with a few more questions than I'd prefer after a trilogy.

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  • Lynn
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • 07-18-15

What the heck

That was pretty terrible for an ending. That didn't follow the path of the rest of the story. I don't know what is going on with YA trilogies lately. They all start out strong and then end terribly. It's so disappointing:(

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Very disappointed in the final book!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I'm not sure. I loved the first two books of the series. This one made me re-think Baggott's story telling.

What could Julianna Baggott have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I have never written an Audible review before. I read reviews all the time to find great books. The reason I am writing my first review now is because I was so disappointed in the final installment of this series. I loved Pure and Fused, but this book ruined the whole experience for me. For anyone out there who has not downloaded this book, save yourself the heartache. It is the most depressing, disconnected, and confusing book. I like to consider myself a somewhat intelligent reader. I love Jodi Piccoult, Ann Patchett, Kurt Vonnegut, Steven King (his non horror writings), and many others. My weakness is dystopian YA novels or intelligently written post apocalyptic novels such as Alas Babylon.I love The Hunger Games, Red Blood Road, and the Linger series. I hate the stuff that is too teeny bopper. I hate the stuff that is badly written. This is why I was so disappointed with Burn. It was well written, but the story did not wrap things up the way it should have. It ended on a note that needs a novella epilogue. It left me feeling angry and depressed. What Baggott could have done is wrap up the end better instead of focusing so much time on useless dialogue and minor side stories.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

I love the voices of Pressia, Partridge, and Lyda. El Capitain takes some getting used to, but after three books, I'm okay with his narrator. I did also like Helmet's repetitive yet intuitive responses.

What character would you cut from Burn?

In the first two books of the series, I wouldn't cut any of them. In Burn, I wouldn't want to cut any character, but maybe spend less time in Ireland and on Lyda's extended family that comes to her apartment to watch the wedding.

Any additional comments?

If you have started this series, save yourself the heartache and disappointment of listening to the third. There is hardly any resolution. The whole book takes you in a completely different direction of the first two. Overall, I gave it a 2 star because the writing is still good. I gave it a 4 star for performance because I still don't love El Capitain's voice, and I gave it a 1 star for story because it never had any real resolution in the original storyline.

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  • Steve
  • SUNRISE, FL, United States
  • 07-02-14

Be happy with yourself the way you are.

What did you love best about Burn?

The many different characters and their interaction.

What other book might you compare Burn to and why?

From what I read alone, maybe the Maze Runner. Because of the goals each had in common.

Which scene was your favorite?

Many different scenes. Too many to mention.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Pure - Change the world but not yourself

Any additional comments?

All three books were an enjoyable read. I like Sci-Fi and this was that and more. In many ways, it was quite different from what I am used to reading. It is an unusual story with an unusual ending.

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  • Phillip
  • GRANT, AL, United States
  • 02-26-14

Felt Unfinished

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend it. It was a good story with great characters. Like most, I didn't particularly care for the ending as it kind of left some unanswered questions, but it was well worth the credit.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

I liked all of them but Casey Holloway, she sounded robotic.

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Spectacular performances

A great installment to one of my most recommended series. The performances here are some of the best I've heard yet.