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(Pure #3)

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3.64  ·  Rating details ·  4,394 ratings  ·  655 reviews
The fate of the world is more fragile than ever as Pures battle Wretches and former allies become potential enemies.

Inside the Dome Patridge has taken his father's place as leader of the Pures. His intent had been to bring down the Dome from the inside with the help of the secret resistance force led by Partridge's former teacher Glassings. But from his new position of pow
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Paperback, 432 pages
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)
Rebecca Norris I thought it represented that something in the scene was fake, or not what it seemed. The first time I remember mention of the piano was in the second…moreI thought it represented that something in the scene was fake, or not what it seemed. The first time I remember mention of the piano was in the second book when Iralene revealed that she couldn't really play the piano to Partridge which lead to him discovering he was living in a false world thanks to the orb. I think it also represents beauty in darkness, its often mentioned as a juxtaposition to something horrible in the scene. Hope that answers your question. :) (less)
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karen
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, the-end
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
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Louisa
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: post-apocalyptic
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
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Jenny Conatser
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.

(view spoiler)
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David Mcdermid
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.


STOP READING NOW IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW SPECIFICALLY WHY I WAS DISAPPOINTED. (NO PLOT SPOILERS)









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
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Shelley
*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
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Jilly
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopia, y-a
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
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Arielle Walker
21/2/14
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
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Amber  ~ The Reading Addict
THE COVER MY GOD THE COVER
Lisa Schensted
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
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Lee
Loved how rich and unique this whole series was.
The characters were complex, the story line was detailed and enthralling, adventurous, and wild.
So many strange things going on, and mutations.
This book had it all.
The author really had me through the whole thing, every book was just as great as the last.
Well done, Julianna Baggott.
Five stars for adults and YA.
Probably would not recommend this for youth, though.
Katerina Kondrenko
2 out of 10

Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blog
Living A Thousand Lives
(please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work)

Short-Soundtrack:
Pur:Pur – No Hope
Ana Johnsson – The Harder We Fall
My Chemical Romance – The World Is Ugly

Genre: dystopia, post-apocalyptic, YA
Stuff: mutants, people and damaged world
Fail: very depressive read
POV: 3rd person, multi
Love-Geometry: annoying

Quote-Core:
“Here, falling in l
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Ellie
Jan 05, 2014 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
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Squire
Feb 14, 2014 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
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Nhi Le (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
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Jessica
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Kara
Feb 07, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Yodamom
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
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Helen
Oct 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Lauren-Anne Cameron
Here's the synopsis which I got from Amazon.co.uk. 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
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Tarra
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Tânia
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.

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Sorry for your loss, dear, but I won't be staying for the funeral.
Devin
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
In true _Return of the Jedi_ fashion, the Pure trilogy lands with a thud after two excellent prequels. As the events of the novel ramp up toward catastrophic turns of event (with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance), Julianna Baggott also ramps up the teen angst and romantic drama toward something completely out of scale with the rest of the events of this story. All of which wraps up to a disappointing conclusion. The world that this trilogy inhabits is fantastic and many of its charact ...more
Mauoijenn
Bummer! This didn't end like I had hoped but it was a great third book for this trilogy. The characters were very good through out and even though they may not have made the correct choices they paved the way for one hell of a great series!! Excellent writing. Wish there was another book but definitely glad I picked this up. :)
Marnie  Krüger
This was terrible!

The start of this series, was good - not great - but it really had somewhere to go.
This could have been so much more.

But charters grew, just to be shrunken back to nothingness, plots were build just to be destroyed again. A brilliant idea that just crumbled and died.

I was never this disappointed in a series.
Divania Timmal-Jones
2018 - This book is really exhausting. There's just no happiness. Everything bad that could happen happens.

***

2019 - FINALLY finished this ridiculous book.

Goodreads needs to allow 0 star ratings.
Seeing Double in Neverland
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4 out of 5 stars

This had one of my favorite endings in a book, I thought it was raw and real!
Danielle {halfdesertedstreets}
I DONT KNOW HOW I FEEL.

(Brilliantly written and so gut wrenching).
Iza Soares
Rating 4 of 7 *slight spoilers ahead*

Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. I'm pissed.
Look, I was struggling with this series cause I wasn't actually feeling it but it is actually pretty good but now I had to restrain myself of not giving it some rating like one cause if there's something I fucking hate with all my heart it's the bloodydamn fucking open-ending! ffs am I supposed to just live without knowing what exactly happened? This is just not fucking fair!

That said, it was a good series. It took me a while in
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Joy
Oct 05, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
That sucked.
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