Publisher: Grand Central
Received from: NetGalley
Cover Thoughts: LOVE!! That is what drew me to the book. Plus the cover has meaning and you learn that while reading the story. I love it when the cover connects with the story.
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.
Review: I am not sure how to review this book. I hated it but I loved it. The story was fantastic. I love Pressia and Partridge, they were great characters. I love that it wasn't a love story about teens. But I hated how horrible descriptive the book was on things I didn't want to have a description on. The Wrenches for example, I didn't want to know what they looked like my imagination was enough.
This book is pure horror movie. Actually they won't be allowed to make it into a movie. What happens to the Suburban moms and their kids and the guy and his dog or El Captain and his brother. If you don't like horror I won't recommend reading this one but if that's to your liking.
It was to much for me, but I just wanted to know what happens to Pressia and Partridge, so I kept reading. I love how their story comes together. I am so sad about their families. The twist at the end is when of this you knew it but you didn't know why and is really neatly put together.
I don't know if I would read book two. But I did enjoy every part of this book except the horrible descriptions, which is a first for me as I am usually craving better descriptions!