Our favourite: Pure by Julianna Baggott
I love to read, actually it’s my happy place curled up with a good book and a glass of wine.
As for my reading genre I have been known to go from reading Tolstoy to Jackie Collins to the dictionary.
So it’s why I find myself as nzgirl’s book reviewer. I’ll be bringing you reviews from the latest novels to the must have non-fiction books, so you know which books to buy and which to bypass.
Today I bring you my first review – a novel called Pure by Julianna Baggott.
This book came with such glowing testimonials that I must admit I thought I would be missing out if I didn’t read it. Billed as the most anticipated young adult novel of 2012 (not sure I still classify as a young adult but hey I’ll run with it) this novel has you captivated from the first chapter.
Pure is a futuristic dystopian novel about a society of haves – the Pure, who have escaped the apocalypse and live in an uncontaminated dome-covered city and the have-nots, the wretched survivors who live in the nearly destroyed outside world.
Leading characters Pressia and Partridge lead very different lives until actions bring them together and they start a journey that changes everything.
Apart from a novel that has brought to life beautifully the authors imagination, what I really enjoyed about this book was it made you think about how life could be if circumstances were different and frighteningly it’s not hard to imagine.
If you are looking for a good read then I’d highly recommend and keep an eye out for the movie as the film rights to Pure have already been sold (which will be amazing for the effects alone)
Pure retails at $29.95 and went on sale this week at leading bookstores or enter our competition to win one of 16 copies.