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Burn (Pure #3)

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Inside the Dome, Patridge has taken his father's place as leader of the Pures. His struggle has led him here, intent upon bringing down the Dome from the inside, with the help of a secret resistance force. But things are not as simple from his new position of power and he finds himself tempted by his father's words: perhaps if the world is to survive it needs the Dome - an ...more
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Published February 4th 2014 by Grand Central Publishing
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Rosa Pressia turns 16 at the beginning of Pure.

Partridge is 17/18 during the series. (In Pure, it is said that "his seventeenth birthday was almost ten…more
Pressia turns 16 at the beginning of Pure.

Partridge is 17/18 during the series. (In Pure, it is said that "his seventeenth birthday was almost ten months ago".)

Bradwell is also 17/18. (In Pure: "Bradwell is almost eighteen".)

Cap is 19 and Helmud is 17. (In Pure: "Helmud is only seventeen, two years younger than El Capitan.")

I don't recall there being an explicit mention of Lyda's age, but she's most likely around Partridge's age, possibly younger (?), so around 16/18.

Iralene looks like she's 16 but she's really at least 24 (or would be at least 24, if not for that whole time freeze stuff).(less)
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Lianne I wondered this too. Maybe he is more on Iralene's side - I guess he has known her much longer after all. Maybe he wanted Partridge to fall for…moreI wondered this too. Maybe he is more on Iralene's side - I guess he has known her much longer after all. Maybe he wanted Partridge to fall for Iralene so kept Lyda's letters away? I do think he is a good guy though.(less)
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Mar 03, 2014 karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: the-end, netgalley
so bittersweet, the third book in any trilogy.

this one ended strong, staying true to the overall story like mike mullin's kick-ass Sunrise, but it also had a couple of things that people who got all mad at Mockingjay and Allegiant are probably going to frown at. decisions are made, cause makes effect, and there's no "next book" to pick up the pieces and make the characters change their minds and soothe the heavy readerly heart.

it's post-apocalyptic fiction - did you think it was going to end wit
Apr 19, 2014 Louisa rated it really liked it
Before reading

After reading

Forewarning: I am going to be ranting about the end. No spoilers though.

Okay, fine. I'll admit it. I am one of those readers that likes a neat ending. Something that cleans up all loose ends and doesn't leave me having to wonder what the heck is supposed to happen next, or flipping the last page over and over again just in case there was a freaking chapter that I missed somewhere. And this was one of those smack-bang-hi-its-the-end kind of endings that I hate. *co
Jenny Conatser
Mar 29, 2014 Jenny Conatser rated it liked it
I originally gave this book 4 stars, but after a week or so to think about it, I'm downgrading to three. And if I keep thinking about it, I might downgrade again. I am so disappointed. Because this series had everything. It was everything. ...until it wasn't. I'm going to hide the rest of my review, because it is nothing but spoilers. So, seriously, don't read it unless you've finished the series or have no intention to.

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David Mcdermid
Feb 07, 2014 David Mcdermid rated it liked it
First off, I hope this review doesn't discourage anyone from reading this book(and finishing the trilogy) but I just wasn't happy with this book.


This book started out very exciting and seemed to be heading in the right direction for an awesome finale. Unfortunately towards the end, it left a lot to be desired. As many readers have pointed out, there could have easily been another book. The end of th
*Genre* Dystopian
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

Apparently, Burn is the final installment in the Pure Trilogy. Unfortunately, it has also left me with more than a few questions left unanswered with THAT ENDING! Once again Baggott centers her story around Pressia, El Capitan (w/Helmut), Bradwell, Partridge, and Lyda while giving readers a better look into the machinations of Ellery Willux and his diabolical plans for both wretches and Pure's.

This is a world in which a series of nuclear detonations wer
Feb 09, 2014 Jilly rated it it was ok
Shelves: dystopia
The ending to this series is very rushed and some of the characters seem to really change from who we have known them to be. Partridge does not do what would be the most obvious thing, and therefore is left alone to try and figure out what to do when there is noone to trust.

The biggest problem with this book is the endless stories that are left unfinished. A big villain suddenly drops out of the story with no explanation and is barely mentioned again. There are so many unanswered questions! Mayb
Amber Skye
Jun 20, 2013 Amber Skye marked it as to-read
Arielle Walker
Ok. Here's part of my more coherent "official" review (full review here)

Though Burn doesn’t quite meet the sheer perfection of Fuse, Baggot’s words are once again placed with meticulous care; her world is still darkly gorgeous, if a little more haunting than before. Her characters are more flawed than ever and - for the most part - they are wonderful for it. Something about her writing really draws the reader in, creating a visceral experiencing of the plot that lingers long after you fin
Lisa Schensted
Aug 30, 2016 Lisa Schensted rated it it was amazing
We all have those series we think are totally underrated, fly under the radar, and under-appreciated. For me, THIS IS THAT SERIES. I know you guys might be burned out on dystopian. I know that feel, I really do. But trust me when I tell you that The Pure Trilogy by Julianna Baggott is 100% worth your time.

Obviously, reviewing the final book in a trilogy is a difficult task. So I'll just brush you up on the premise for the entire series.

Here's the gist. There was a detonation that destroyed alm
Apr 25, 2015 Vir rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Resistencia me ha resultado un desenlace algo flojo para una trilogía que me estaba maravillando por la crudeza y hostilidad del mundo que nos presenta, el realismo que transmite y la fortaleza de sus personajes. Sin duda, son unos libros que no me arrepiento para nada de haber leído pese a que su final me haya decepcionado.

Feb 04, 2014 Ellie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Partridge has taken his father’s place in the dome. This is his chance to bring about change. But it’s not as easy as he seems and whilst separated from his new friends, the tempers in and outside the dome are fraying.

Burn highlights how replacing the person at the top doesn’t make it easy to change things. There are other people, existing prejudices and instability which means no matter how good your intentions, you might not be able to fix things. It might be a rather bleak story but it’s a re
Feb 17, 2014 Squire rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While Patridge deals with his new role as leader of the Dome, Pressia, Bradwell and El Capitan (and Helmud) struggle to return from Newgrange with Aribelle Willux' legacy of hope for a cure to the Fusings.

Burn begins terrifcally, with some very exciting scenes. Baggott's prose works beautifully in the openning sections as she smoothly wrings every bit of suspense and emotion out of her scenario. But then, coincidence intrudes with some very "staged" and cinematic sequences.

A rescue attempt an a
The Literary Bystander
I... I am not too sure how I feel about this book. Honestly, the ending left me feeling more numb/confused in the same vein that the ending for Mockingjay did (except you know, this book is 93725938759387x better and less of a WTF-trainwreck that Mockingjay was). Like, it was bittersweet and possibly the closest thing to a realistic conclusion, given the setting and plot of the entire series.

But at least Mockingjay's ending felt like it was a real ending, wrapping up all loose ends, you know? No
Pure was één van de beste post-apocalyptische Young Adult boeken die ik ooitlas. De rauwe world building vol imperfecte personages wist me vanaf de eerste pagina te raken.Ook het vervolgFusestelde allesbehalveteleur. Opnieuw wist Julianna Baggott punten te scoren vanwege originaliteit en een fantastische toekomstvisie. Je begrijp wel dat mijn verwachtingen voorBurn dan ook ontzettend hoog waren. En helaas, helaas, dit boek viel me behoorlijk tegen..

Mijn complete recensie lees je op Oog op de T
Závěrečné díly jsou od toho, aby vyřešily otázky položené během celé série. Oheň se téhle základní poučce neuvěřitelně vysmívá... Celá série měla neuvěřitelný potenciál. Super svět i postavy. Ale tohle? Za prvé se tu prakticky nic nestalo, některé postavy se chovaly úplně iracionálně... Hlavním problémem číslo jedna je PARTRIDGE. Kdyby někdo tohohle kluka vymazal, udělal by jedině dobře. A ten konec? Nemám slov. Otevřený jak něco, nic se nevyřešilo, stalo se pár zbytečných věcí a prostě uh... No ...more
Cris Lightwood
Feb 04, 2016 Cris Lightwood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este libro me ha pillado en una época difícil y por eso me ha durado tanto. Y a ver, aunque no es la genialidad del primero, me ha gustado el final, quizá le habría añadido una página o dos más, pero ha estado bastante bien.
Jun 29, 2015 Naboukhodonosor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my god that end oh my god oh my god oh my god
My heart is broen into 1 000 000 pieces and I don't think it will ever recover
oh MY GoD
Ian Mellark
Feb 09, 2014 Ian Mellark rated it it was amazing
Aug 17, 2015 Izida rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Признавам - беше ми трудно да я прочета и сега ми е трудно да напиша ревю. Но ще се опитам, макар че едва ли ще е особено пълно.
Трудно четиво, точно като предходните две книги от поредицата. Багът не изневери на стила си - груба, дори брутална, нежна, странна, въздействаща. (Ще се постарая да не "спойлвам", но ако искате не четете от тук нататък.)
Често ми се налагаше да прекъсвам, за да си поема дъх, беше ме страх да стигна до края, защото знаех, че просто няма как всичко да завърши с "дъги и ед

Supongo que Resistencia tendrá opiniones de todo tipo. Yo, después de procesarlo y meditarlo durante unos días, creo que me ha dejado más satisfecha que lo contrario.

Sí que es cierto que después de dos libros en los que la acción tiene tantísimo protagonismo, choca encontrarnos con este en el que es bastante escasa.
Podríamos decir que es una tercera parte más personal, más reflexiva, en la que los protagonistas siguen evolucionando acorde con la historia y en la que deberán tomar cada uno l
Feb 12, 2014 Jessica rated it it was amazing
It's taken me quite a while to settle down enough to write this review. If you've been following me for any length of time, you'll know that I have a lot invested in this trilogy. Pressia, Bradwell, Partridge, El Capitan and Lyda have come to feel like family to me. Their broken world a place where I felt at home. Julianna Baggott has never ceased to amaze me with how easily she weaves a story. My expectations for this final installment weren't just exceeded, they were shattered into tiny, bite ...more
Feb 14, 2016 Mihail rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Щастлив съм, че успях да завърша още една поредица. В историята се преплитат много елементи за живота и смъртта, за семейството и приятелството и за трудните решения. Хареса ми това, че завършека на тази трилогия изобщо не беше клиширан и предвидим и беше ПОЧТИ всичко, което търсех в една финална книга.
Определено книгата не беше перфектна, и разбирам защо някой хора дават по-ниска оценка. Наистина внезапната промяна в някои герои и липсата на отговори в определени сюжетни линии са голям минус
Feb 11, 2014 Kara rated it liked it
I feel so conflicted about my feelings on this book. I thought it was well written and I enjoyed reading it, but I hated the ending. I felt there were so many questions left and overall I didn't feel like any of the characters got a satisfactory resolution. I would have liked this a lot more if there was another book in the series to follow it, but knowing this is how it ends left me feeling disappointed. I don't mind having some lingering questions, but for how invested I got in the story and c ...more
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Jan 11, 2014 Read for your future! rated it really liked it
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The end is near, the Pure's cower in fear and lash out at the disruption in their comfort zone. The Wretch's are beaten back, but have little left to lose. Chaos, mistrust, death and history all play into the final outcome. There is no HEA that is the myth, the lie spread by the evil that brought all this on.
Bradwell, was been forever altered. The injection changed him into something more repulsive in his eyes. He struggles with an inability to forgive. He focuses on his mission, to destroy the
Feb 23, 2014 Helen rated it liked it
I eagerly anticipated this book and want to make clear that my interest was held the entire time, and that Baggott included twists and turns in the plot that kept surprising me. She is not afraid to give her characters a hard time. Had this book ended even remotely satisfying for me, I would have given it four or five stars.

I loved Pure and Fuse. I realize Bradwell had a transformation in Fuse, but I almost didn't care about him at all in this book after I had invested so much in him in the fir
Alice Herondale
Apr 14, 2015 Alice Herondale rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sin duda, el final de este libro me ha decepcionado MUCHÍSIMO. Más que eso, me ha enfadado y frustrado. Esta es una de esas trilogías en las que NUNCA, JAMÁS, deberías dejar un final abierto, y eso es justo lo que ha hecho la autora. Ninguna de las incógnitas que se plantean a lo largo de la trilogía se resuelven, NINGUNA. Lo mejor de esta trilogía era la cantidad de cosas sin sentido que estabas deseando descubrir, y sentí una grandísima decepción al leer la última página de este libro y ver qu ...more
Lauren-Anne Cameron
Dec 25, 2013 Lauren-Anne Cameron marked it as for-kindle
Here's the synopsis which I got from I was like, ecstatic when I found it! Hope this helps to relieve the pain a little!:)

Inside the Dome, Patridge has taken his father's place as leader of the Pures. His struggle has led him here, intent upon bringing down the Dome from the inside, with the help of a secret resistance force. But things are not as simple from his new position of power and he finds himself tempted by his father's words: perhaps if the world is to survive it needs th
Jul 25, 2016 Tarra rated it it was amazing
5 burned stars

I am so sad and a little broken.

This was not the end I envisioned but it is the only end that could have happened. So, as much as it pains me. I understand.

There were many, many things cleared up and some things that were enlightened upon us. It was fantastic.

I enjoyed the journey. I enjoyed the roads traveled and the the growth and maturity that some of our characters went through. I was a little worried about Lyda. Her whole journey this book is a little scary. Partridge made
Dec 07, 2015 Tânia marked it as dnf
I did my best - considering the essence of Pure is gone - to work through this last book and be done with the trilogy. Halfway through the book, though, against my better efforts, and as if this whole mess wasn't already enough, out of nowhere comes this ridiculous marriage proposal concerning characters who have become more strangers than actual lovers.

Why? Oh well, to dramatize death, of course.


Sorry for your loss, dear, but I won't be staying for the funeral.
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