Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Welcome to The (thunder)Dome

In "Pure" by Julianna Baggott, the world has been decimated by nuclear detonations and there are only two places to survive: inside and outside.

Inside The Dome life is controlled by the government and the government is controlled by the Dome designer, Ellery Willux. Life is coded, perfect, Pure.

Outside The Dome life is desolation and survival. Wretches have to live with the horrible mutations and fusings caused by the nuclear blasts. Food, water, even the ground and trees are no longer safe.

Partridge, a Pure, was eight when he survived. He was inside with his father, Ellery Willux, and his brother though his mother died outside helping others get to The Dome. Now, after seven years of living in harsh government control inside, it looks like his mother might still be alive. Longing for the mother he loved and answers to what happened with the detonations, Partridge escapes The Dome into the wild outside to find her. Wretch Pressia was seven when the explosions happened and unlucky enough to be outside. Having spent her life growing up in a brutal world with her own mutation and scars, she is now nearing her 16th birthday. The violent revolutionary militia that took control after the explosions will be coming to take her soon, either to train as a soldier or to use as live bait during soldier training. She rescues Partridge during her escape from the militia death squads. Soon they are both on the run with Pressia's friends Bradwell and El Capitan, desperate to find Partridge's mother. But they are not the only ones looking for Partridge's mother and Ellery Willux will stop at nothing to find her and the secrets she holds, secrets that could change the world.

The story was originally designed as a trilogy and the next in the series, "Fuse," was released this month. According to the book website, the movie options have already been sold off so expect this trilogy to be the next in the teen trilogy movie adaptation line!

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