Vacation = Reading for me!

20 Nov

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and hopefully a lot of us will have some time off work and time to relax. My favorite way to relax is to read! So here are some great books I have read lately.

One of the best books I have read in a long time is a book called Pure by Julianna Baggott. This book is about the end of the world. Yes I love end of the world type books! And it’s a love story but not an annoying one or an obvious one.

This book kept me guessing, reading late into the night and wanting more which thankfully I’ll get in February because it will be a trilogy.

Here is the synopsis:

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.

You have to give the book a chance – it sounds odd and weird but it’s sooooo good.

Follow me on Goodreads and enjoy this book!



3 Responses to “Vacation = Reading for me!”

  1. Arantha November 20, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    It actually sounds sooo good!! Gosh, used as live targets? That sounds horrendous! I wanna read it!

    • josephinamontoya November 20, 2012 at 9:54 am #

      You will like it! I loved it! One of the best reads this year for me!

      • Barbara Franklin November 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

        I plan to read it-sounds good. You really must read “The Story of Pi” I read it 10yrs ago and was blown away by the ending and I have read many books. Now there is a movie coming out , I plan to see it, be sure to read the book!

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