To celebrate New Year dawning I thought I would give away a book. And to keep with the theme of 2012, the world ending and all that it will be the apocalyptic and dystopian novel, Pure by Julianna Baggott. I’ve actually read this one and the review will be live on January 15th. Without spoiling the review, all I will say is that the novel is utterly superb. Below is a sneak at my review, the official book trailer and blurb:
Baggott captures a battle of good Vs evil wonderfully and we all love this traditional archetype, it’s almost a David and Goliath narrative. The foreboding dome strikes quite the image, particularly shown in the opening of the novel with a message deliver unto the wretches.
“We know you are here, our brothers and sisters. We will, one day, emerge from the dome to join you in peace. For now, we watch from afar, benevolently.”
It’s that message that sets the tone and the pace becomes ever more suspenseful and thrilling. Pure is the first part of a proposed trilogy and it sets the tone of what’s to come incredibly well. The plot lends itself to a drawn out, tense story and I for one am pleased to be along for the ride. There is always an uncertainty as you read Pure, you can tell that Baggott loves her creations, but loves her story enough to tease their fates.
Blurb: We know you are here, our brothers and sisters. We will, one day, emerge from the Dome to join you in peace. For now, we watch from afar. Pressia Belze has lived outside of the Dome ever since the detonations. Struggling for survival she dreams of life inside the safety of the Dome with the ‘Pure’. Partridge, himself a Pure, knows that life inside the Dome, under the strict control of the leaders’ regime, isn’t as perfect as others think. Bound by a history that neither can clearly remember, Pressia and Partridge are destined to forge a new world.
This is an ARC of the novel, as it isn’t released until 2nd February.
So what do you do to enter? Just tell me, in the comments below, what your favourite dystopian/apocalypse style novel is and why. The giveaway is open to UK residents only and the winner will be drawn, at random, on Monday 9th January.