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(Pure #2)

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4.03  ·  Rating details ·  8,158 ratings  ·  864 reviews
After a young Wretch is abducted by the Dome and ‘cleansed’ of her fusings and imperfections, she is only able to repeat the Dome’s latest message: ‘We want our son returned. This girl is proof that we can save you all. If you ignore our plea, we will kill our hostages one at a time.’ Willux will go to any lengths to get his son Partridge back, including murder. Partridge ...more
Paperback, UK, 446 pages
Published February 14th 2013 by Headline
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Nancy Fuse is the second book. Burn is the third. I don't see how you could understand Fuse without reading Pure.
I believe the main character (Pressia) is…more
Fuse is the second book. Burn is the third. I don't see how you could understand Fuse without reading Pure.
I believe the main character (Pressia) is 16 or 17 years old. And Partridge is also about that age. A few characters are a bit older. The adults in the story secondary characters.(less)

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karen
Nov 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
wow, okay.

so this book and i went on a journey together. let me just say straight-up that pure was one of my favorite reads of last year, and a totally unexpected surprise. at first, i thought "ho-hum, another dystopia marketed to look like a YA book but i will read it because i read books, and i can read it for free, so hooray."

reader, i loved it. and i was so captivated by the premise and the characters and the grippiness of the plot. and i was so over the moon when i got an ARC of this sequel
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Anna
Dec 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, my-bookshelf
There's a reason we read books. It's so that they will touch us in a way that real life can't. We read and read and read, looking for these books. Trying to find something that affects us, amazes us, challenges us.

Fuse is that book.

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Trudi

I'm really conflicted on this one. For a solid two-thirds of the book there was a lot about this sequel that just wasn't working for me. I was more than a bit lost in the beginning (after forgetting so many salient plot points from Pure). I just wanted to remember dammit, and feel all the feels I felt reading the first book. So I spent way too much time in the beginning wishing I had done a re-read of Pure before tackling Fuse (which I highly recommend you do).

It's my own fault. Baggott has wri
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Giselle
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, ebook
Just as disturbing and highly addicting, Fuse is an excellent sequel to Julianna's compelling dystopian series. If you're known to love unpleasant, often disturbing post-apocalyptic settings, this series is one you should be reading. The world in Pure may just be one of the most freakish worlds I have ever encountered. It's horrifying, yet I can't help but feel a slight thrill the more I read about it. Descriptions of how humans are fused with objects, other humans, or the earth itself is, witho ...more
Arielle Walker
There's something about these books that really draws you in, a visceral experiencing of the plot that lingers long after you put the books down. This is the kind of sequel that absolutely must not be read without first reading Pure, and is a more than worthy continuation. The world in Fuse has settled into itself. It now feels more familiar than strange, the hybrids and fused humans seem natural after spending so much time with Pressia and Bradwell - and of course El Capitan and his brother - a ...more
Yodamom
4.8
Fuse was so intense so heartbreakingly dreary, hopeless, and yet beautiful I was left at the end of the book with one word on my tongue. *F* *yeah that word* I loved all the off beat characters their crazy horrible fusing, the hideous world and the powers that control it. I even loved it after she ended it with one cruel cliffhanger. It was that good for me. I was on an emotional twirl a whirl along with Cap, Helmud, Partridge, Lyda, Pressia, Bradwell and a little black box. Even the box had
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Mihail
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Беше доста добро четиво и продължение на "Чисти". Имаше си от всичко - любов, приключение, мистерии. Давам с една звездичка по-малко, защото според мен в "Чисти" имаше малко повече обрати, но и "Сраснати" ме изненада много приятно. Много е трудно сега да се намери достойно продължение на поредица.
Sofia Teixeira
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quase um ano, foi o tempo de espera para termos a continuação de Puros nas mãos. Uma espera que por um lado parece que foi rápida (com tantos livros que tenho sempre por ler), mas que por outro, ao terminar a leitura, parece que foi longa demais. Fusão não só me conquistou como me fez olhar para o volume anterior com outros olhos, ainda mais aguçados. É verdade que as distopias estiveram, e se calhar ainda estão, muito na moda, mas difícil começava a ser encontrar um universo que se destacasse d ...more
Denisse
IT IS A 3.5


Por donde empiezo Dios mio?!?
Creo que en forma general, el libro no es tan bueno como el primero. Pero me gustaron los últimos capítulos así que por eso le doy 3.5 Empieza flojo igual que el primero, con muchas paginas de mas, dilemas internos innecesarios que se repiten constantemente,(view spoiler)
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Izida
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Леле. Изтощително четиво. Толкова ужаси, но и толкова любов. Изненадвашо добро съчетание на жестокости и нежност. И разходка до Ирландия, хаха, най-накрая не всичко се развива само в Америка. Доста интересни сюжетни линии за следващата книга, определно нямам търпение да я прочета.
Все още не разбирам защо се води книга за 13+... Определено е четиво за 16+ най-малко.
oliviasbooks
If I take off one star for that ultra-mean cliffhanger, there are still at least five stars left.
I love it.
E.
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Al igual que el primer libro se haya narrado en presente en tercera persona, lo que es muy original, la trama sigue cuatro puntos de vista, el de Perdiz, el de Pressia, el de Il Capitano y Helmud, y el de Lydia. Cada personaje tiene una personalidad bien definida, por lo que el hecho de que cambie de narrador no resulta confuso en ningún momento.

Los personajes evolucionan mucho a lo largo del libro, lo que resulta muy interesante de leer. Il Capitano y Helmud son dos personajes que cada vez me
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Carolyn
Julianna Baggott has preformed a miracle; Fuse was even better than Pure. This is one of my favourite books ever, and I grew very attached to the people in the book.
Baggott's characters had even more depth than the first book in the series, setting the reader up to fall in love with them. Pressia and Bradwell's relationship becomes more serious; Partridge and Lyda's is challenged. But most endearingly, El Capitan and his permanently fused brother, Helmud grow closer through teamwork and a great
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Elphaba J
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Opinião completa em: http://historiasdeelphaba.blogspot.pt...

Maravilhoso, simplesmente maravilhoso.


Depois de um primeiro livro extraordinariamente bem escrito que descrevia o horror com palavras tão belas que tocaram o meu âmago, não pensei que Julianna Baggott pudesse ir mais longe, que pudesse retalhar e enfatizar, aprimorar e transformar ainda mais os retratos resultantes da ambição e negrume humano, mas conseguiu. Julianna Baggott conseguiu surpreender-me, continuou a cativar-me e embalar-me
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Marnie  Krüger
I hate it when authors do a trilogy when it could have been a duo-logy...

Don't get me wrong, there is very important things that happens in the last 100 pages of Fuse, but that could have easily been worked into the last book, I'm very sure.
This book was so close to a DNF for me. It drags on in the beginning for an eternity, and only pic's up around the 60% mark.

I really want to know what happens to all this charters and this epic world Baggott created, but if I have to sit through another dry s
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Ayesha (The Fifth Marauder)
4.25 stars!!

This series deserves A LOT more praise and recognition tbh.
Andrea
Nov 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
Once again, I am left stunned by the Pure series. It is alternately horrific, beautiful, wistful, romantic, and brutally savage. Definitely not my typical read, but I'm so glad that I took the leap. When I read Pure, I was blown away by the author's imagination, and by the fact that the world is based on a premise I find frightening and not out of the realm of possibility. I was drawn to the words that made me see beauty within the horror.

I'm not sure why, but Fuse did not hit me as hard as Pu
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Kilikina
Apr 30, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, other-creatures
This cover is seriously brilliant. I can't stop staring at it...
Katy
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Hubo muchas sorpresas en este libro. Y el final te deja con muchísimas preguntas.
The Twins Read
Original Rating: 4.5/5

This review can originally be found at The Twins Read .

Holy cow. Whereas I was on the fence about fully recommending Pure to other readers before, Fuse had just made me want to take back all the half-answers I gave, run to the bookstores, and duct tape Pure and Fuse together. (Hehe, "fused" together.)

Fuse reunites us with Pressia, Partridge, and their motley crew. In the midst of all the chaos, Lyda is trying to establish her own identity, but there is one particular perso
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Liz Barnsley
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After a young Wretch is abducted by the Dome and ‘cleansed’ of her fusings and imperfections, she is only able to repeat the Dome’s latest message: ‘We want our son returned. This girl is proof that we can save you all. If you ignore our plea, we will kill our hostages one at a time.’ Willux will go to any lengths to get his son Partridge back, including murder.

So FINALLY having been galvanised into action by being granted the joy of the final part of this trilogy “Burn” via netgalley I dived in
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Natalie
I literally just finished Fuse about 15 minutes ago, and I’m on such reading high that I couldn’t wait to write my review for it (I apologize in advance for any rambling and excessive gushing)! The second book in the Pure series by Julianna Baggott, Fuse was absolutely AMAZING! In fact, I think it was even more fantastic than Pure was! As the events of the book began to unfold I couldn’t put it down no matter how hard I tried! The savage and astonishing world that Baggott has created drew me fur ...more
Giselle
Imagine a world world people have objects embedded in their bodies. Eyes stuck in the ground, carnivorous vines eating you alive, ick! The setting is so very disturbing. And I couldn't help but love it. The writing is so vividly descriptive that you literally inhale the pages. I know I did when I read this. This series just gets better and better. There's a couple of twists and turns in this one and I really just like where Julianna is taking the story. I just want to know more about why it happ ...more
Book Riot Community
Fuse is the middle book in Baggott’s Pure trilogy, which is a post-apocalyptic exploration of scientific madness, the abuse of power and riches, and the complications of acting as a hero. Fuse concentrates heavily on those living outside of the Dome, a massive structure with its own ecosystem that was designed to survive total destruction–and did. Pressia, its heroine, and Bradwell, her maybe-love interest, lead a small, determined band of “Wretches,” those who survived the blast from outside th ...more
Devin
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How does the second book of a trilogy that is already extremely dark manage to turn up the darkness for its Empire Strikes Back cliff hanger? Julianna Baggott manages to find a way to take the gritty, desolate world of fused mutations in the aftermath of nuclear annihilation and drip just enough tender humanity into it to make a grim ending a little sharper. Leaving the reader hungry for the plot turns of the third installment.

It was an unexpected pleasure to return to the characters that were s
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Vendea
Přijde mi, že za některé části píše jiná autorka, jinak to není možný. V podstatě se tu nic nestalo, celá banda pobíhá okolo toho samého faktu, který se řešil v prvním díle... Kapitoly z pohledu El Capitana jsou skvělé... i Bradwell zůstal stejně okouzlující jako v první části. Partridge bych nejradši vystřelila na měsíc - ten kluk je totální idiot. Lyda to samé ( a nesnaž se ze sebe dělat drsňačku, to, co se ti stalo, jsem odhadla přesně ve chvíli, kdy sis to podělala). A Pressia? Kdyby tolik n ...more
Saul Gonzalez
Tarde como un mes, pero por fin lo termine
Louisa
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So much happens in this book, and it's just so good! Loved these developments, and following the clues that Art left, and all that, just really great! Really can't wait to read Burn!
Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
Outstanding!!
The characters in this series are unforgettable. The author did a great job at the details. Just as good as the first and now on to the third book in the series.
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“Weakness, like not being able to bury the past. Weakness, like not giving up hope when you know you should.” 15 likes
“—Cuando te conocí, pensé que estábamos hecho el uno para el otro, a pesar de que, en algunos sentidos, parecíamos muy distintos y no parábamos de pelearnos. Pero ahora...

—¿El qué?

—Ahora no creo que estemos hechos el uno para el otro, sino que nos estamos haciendo el uno al otro, para convertirnos en las personas que seremos. ¿Sabes a lo que me refiero.”
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