Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pure by Julianna Baggott

I was really looking forward to reading this novel when I was given a copy by the publisher. Dystopian literature is quickly becoming my favorite genre.  
In Pure, an elite group of the population was tucked away safely in a dome while the others were left to suffer the effects of detonations that caused deformities, fusions, and other oddities. Pressia, our heroine, helps a Pure find his mother.
The world in which Pure takes place is poorly described, and I often had difficulty imagining scenes. I was unable to connect to the characters and the story, and I often felt ambivalent about the outcome. The storyline lacked cohesiveness and some aspects felt disconnected.
It is apparent that Baggott is creative, but Pure was unsuccessful for me.


  1. I gave it a higher rating in my review: http://burgandyice.blogspot.com/2011/12/review-pure-by-julianna-baggott.html

    I understand what you mean, I think, tho, although maybe for different reasons. Thx for sharing!

  2. Hey... thx for checking out my review!! Divergent is on my To-read list and it must be AMAZING!! I can't wait! :-)

  3. There's too many dystopian out there that sometimes you really have to become very picky in choosing a book. Thanks for the review. I don't like vague settings in books too. It made my head spin just to imagine something so blurry. Apparently I'm a lazy reader. :)