I’ve owned Pure for about four years now, and I’d never even considered picking it up. I just kept it on my shelf because it looked pretty, but I almost got rid of it a few times. I am so glad I didn’t, because I think I’ve found a new favourite.
Pure is this incredible post apocalypse, dystopian-ish novel. The characters are all YA age, but it reads more like an adult novel in my opinion. Not that that’s a bad thing, in fact I think it might be the reason I ended up enjoying this so much. It wasn’t your typical girl single-handedly changes dystopian society. It’s a story about family, and memories and lots of other interesting and intense things.
There are two main characters—Pressia and Partridge who live very different lives in this society, but then their paths cross and things go from there. Usually when there are two main characters, I tend to pick a clear favourite. But here I honestly couldn’t pick between them. I loved Pressia from page one, and while it took me a little longer to love Partridge, there’s no going back now. There are some really incredible secondary characters too—my favourites were definitely Pressia’s grandfather and Bradwell. I’m so so excited to see what is going to happen to these characters in the rest of the series.
There’s so much going on in the plot too. There are so many twists and turns that I just did not see coming. I swear my book was just stuck in a shocked expression for the entire time. I think it’s very unique in the direction it went in to. From the start, I had this idea of where it was going to go—I admit that I totally expected a love triangle, but it completely blew me away.
I will say that at times this is quite dark, disturbing and violent. These aren’t things that really bother me in books, but if that’s not your thing you might want to avoid this. You can’t even believe to imagine how much it hurts me to say that, because I really want more people to read this. If you do like dark books, then you should probably pick this up immediately for your own safety.