by Julianna Baggott | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 9781455503063 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSpatialwing of Arlington, Virginia USA on 7/10/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSpatialwing from Arlington, Virginia USA on Monday, July 10, 2017
Pure (Pure, #1)Pure by Julianna Baggott

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Only made it to page 53. There were many things about the story that didn't click with me. Several things didn't seem plausible (if it was a fantasy world with magic, sure!), some things didn't add up and then this sentence:

He'd never cry, she can tell that about him, but he's complicated.

She just met this guy! Not 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure she wasn't being sarcastic. There were some elements about the main female character, Pressia, that I liked. She saw the beauty even in things that were not traditionally thought of as beautiful, her creations, her ingenuity, and her forethought for her grandfather. The main male character, Partridge, read much younger. I think he was 16 or 17 but I kept imagining him as 12 or younger.

I also liked the cover art, but a bird seems like it would have been more appropriate than a butterfly, given how many references to birds there are in the first 53 pages. But then again, 53 pages were all I've read so it might have made more sense if I had finished the story.

Not sure where I picked this book up. It's been sitting on my shelf for a few years. I hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 2 by wingSpatialwing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (12/5/2017 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, December 19, 2017
I'm claiming this book from the Magical Mystical bookbox, despite the less-than-glowing review {wry grin}.

Later: There are some nicely gruesome details in this story - however improbable - mainly involving the ways in which the not-Pure survivors wind up fused with whatever they collided with during the attacks; the head of a doll, parts of animals... it's extremely creepy. The "Pure" are those who survived (apparently) intact, and live in isolated safety within the Dome - but of course things are never that simple!

Since this is the first book of a trilogy, I wasn't astonished to find that the ending is only a temporary one, with the surviving characters holding out some hope - if only for the short term. And there's that oh-so-ominous final image of what's yet to come...

Released 2 yrs ago (4/9/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, Maud Graham Circle in Burlington, Massachusetts USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

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