Waiting On Wednesday {6}

Posted October 26, 2011 by Asheley in Uncategorized / 10 Comments

Hosted by Breaking the Spine
in which we can highlight upcoming releases
we’re having a fit over.

My choice for this week is:
Pure by Julianna Baggott
Pure by Julianna Baggott
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Expected Publication:  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 Goodreads.com)

Why am I so impatient for this book? 
I’m a die-hard fan of the dystopian and post-apocalyptic stuff. I just cannot get enough of it! It doesn’t matter to me if there is a ton of it out there…if the story is written well with great world-building and brings something new to the table, then BRING IT ON

This, friends, is exactly that type of book. The goodreads summary had me at “ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies…” I’ve snuck a peak at this one and….just trust me. If you only take one dystopian recommendation from me this year, then add this one to your to-be-read list!

“A boiling and roiling glorious mosh-pit of a book, full of wonderful weirdness, tenderness, and wild suspense. If Katniss could jump out of her own book and pick a great friend, I think she’d find an excellent candidate in Pressia.” –Aimee Bender, New York Times Bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

This one makes me squeal and dance…

What are you all waiting for?


About Asheley

Asheley is a Southern girl. She loves Carolina blue skies, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and NC craft beer. She loves all things history but prefers books over everything.

You can find her somewhere in North Carolina, daydreaming about the ocean.

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