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Burn (The Pure Trilogy) [Kindle Edition]

Julianna Baggott
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"PURE is a dark adventure that is both startling and addictive at once...Breathtaking and frightening. I couldn't stop reading PURE."—Danielle Trussoni, bestselling author of ANGELOLOGY, on Pure

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The stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with Pure, recommended by People for those who loved The Hunger Games

With his father now dead, Partridge has assumed leadership of the Dome, one of the last few refuges from the ravaged wastelands of the outside world. At first, Partridge is intent on exposing his father's lies, taking down the rigid order of the Dome, and uniting its citizens with the disfigured Wretches on the outside. But from his new position of power, things are far more complex and potentially dangerous than he could have ever imagined.

On the outside, a band of survivors faces a treacherous journey to Dome. Pressia carries with her the key to salvation. If she can get it to the Dome, the Wretches could one day be healed and everyone might be able to put the horrors of the past behind them. Bradwell, the revolutionary, cannot forgive so easily. Despite Pressia's pleas, he is determined to bring down the Dome and hold its citizens accountable for leaving the rest of the world to burn. El Capitan, the former rebel leader, wants to help Pressia save as many lives as possible--but he's struggling to reconcile his newfound compassion with his vicious past.

As former allies become potential enemies, the fate of the world is more uncertain than ever. Will humanity fall to destruction? Or will a new world rise from the ashes?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 540 KB
  • Print Length: 433 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (Feb. 4 2014)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group Digital, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CO7FMBY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Third and last book. March 19 2014
By Mome
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I loved the trilogie, but I was a little disapointed at the end of Burn. I was hoping for more than that. But in general, it was ok.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I'm a little disappointed Feb. 7 2014
By J. M. M. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Not really spoilers, but maybe by my unanswered questions you'll be clued in to more than you want to know.

I couldn't believe I looked down at my Kindle and saw that I was 98% finished with the book. There were still a hundred storylines to wrap up, in what, 6 more pages? I feel like the author wasn't sure how to end it all up so she just didn't. The book was AMAZING until it just stopped abruptly. We couldn't even get an epilogue? What happened to, like nearly all the Dome characters?! I was SO ready to hear what the Mothers did! Plus, what's the deal with the Dome and the secret plans that led up to it? And Pressia's dad? Why introduce that at all if it goes nowhere? I don't want to spoil, so I'll be vague...what is with the end of the book deaths? It like they happened quickly, rushed into the story line, but for no real purpose. I wasn't expecting a happy ending, but a hopeful ending is usually what wraps up dystopian books...this was mid-fight with no clear outcome or plan. It was a let down because with no clear leader, I feel like they're just all going to kill each other and no one has a safe place to be. So I'm left feeling that the characters I love are going to be cold, hungry, and miserable for the rest of their lives, assuming they aren't killed.

I just wasn't even sure how to rate this honestly. It was an excellent book but with the way it ended was horrible, because I feel like it ended chapters before it should have...she probably could get a fourth book out of my unanswered questions. I feel really let down right now, but thinking about it, this author does have the habit of leaving A LOT unsaid. There are a lot of characters with whom there is no closure, like Illia (what was with her?!). I guess a few more pages of an epilogue could have turned this around for me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Unfinished business. Feb. 8 2014
By Alice - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I loved the characters for two books, got engrossed into their ash-filled world of dusts and Mothers, was anticipating this finale for weeks. All I can think is, really? This is how their stories end? Is there a fourth book coming out? Because it feels as if this book, this storyline was cut off in the middle of the story. The book has so many great elements, and the feel of the book carries on what the author started in the first two books that I would rate it a 4 or 5. However, the overwhelming emotion that is left at the end is jarring. We've been left out to dry. I don't need nice, tidy endings. I understand and can appreciate the story arc of Partridge. It just feels like I imagine it would've felt if the first book Pure had ended after Pressia left Bradwell's the first time. What happened when she left? Did the OSR find her? Who really is Bradwell? Those answers were revealed as the book went on. Because the story wasn't finished. That's how I feel, this story isn't finished. I don't know if Ms. Baggott is planning a fourth book or not. I do know that I feel bereft, a little disbelieving and disappointed.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The whole thing is a mess, a disappointing ending to an intriguing series March 5 2014
By K. Eckert - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is the third, and final, book in the Pure trilogy. It’s by far my least favorite book in the series. I seem to be reading a lot of post-apocalyptic series where the last book in the trilogy is just not all that great. This book is plagued by tons of POVs, a predictable and boring plot, and an absolutely blah ending.

Patridge has taken his father’s place as ruler of the Dome and is trying to change things for the better. Outside the Dome Pressia, Bradwell, and El Capitan/Helmud work on piecing together the mystery of what happened before the Detonations. They think they might have a cure for all the Wretches and Pressia has an idea that might help both the inhabitants of the Dome and the Wretches live in peace.

All I can say about this book is...ugh! I am so glad I finally finished this series, but so disappointed in the ending. Actually the whole book was fairly disappointing and I really struggled through it right from the beginning.

As with the last book, we hear from a number of POVs. This really fractures the story and doesn’t work all that well. I think the whole thing would have been better if we had heard just from Pressia and Partridge or maybe Pressia and Lyda. Switching between Pressia, Bradwell, Helmud/El Captain, Partridge, and Lyda is exhausting and really draws out the story.

Pressia is probably the most admirable character of the bunch, she really wants to try and fix things. She at times shows too much trust, which is really odd considering how untrusting she is through the rest of the series. At times I felt like her personality just wasn’t all that consistent.

Patridge is a huge disappoint. He is in a position of great power, yet he doesn’t really do anything except make everything worse. He doesn’t have any leadership experience and it definitely showed. He acted spoiled and entitled and in general was a mess. It was hugely disappointing to watch how he handled things in the Dome.

Lyda was another disappointment. She spends the majority of the book whining about Patridge not being around while she is pregnant….then she encourages him to marry another woman. Then she spends a ton of time destroying her room in an effort to weaponize it. She never tries to escape, she never tries to influence anything or anyone in a way that would help. I really had no idea why she was even in the story by the end of it all.

El Captain/Helmud has degenerated into a soggy mess. He loves Pressia and everything he does is driven by his desire to please her even though she has shown him that she doesn’t love him in return. He is pretty much all “Oh, if that’s what Pressia wants to do fine” throughout the whole book. It was sooooo sad to see and again so disappointing and so inconsistent with his character in previous books.

Bradwell remains difficult throughout the book as well. He is largely unsupportive and unhelpful to Pressia, he is stubborn and unwilling to see any good in the Dome residents. He berates and contradicts Pressia throughout the whole story, but when he re-confesses his love for Pressia she is completely forgiving...again this is very un-Pressia like.

The plot is a bit of a mess too. We get to watch Patridge do a whole lot of nothing. Then when he tells the people of the Dome what they pretty much already know, the events that follow are very contrived and completely unbelievable. A big deal is made about survivors’guilt...but seriously these people have been in the Dome for some time….you think they would have dealt with this issues already.

There are some interesting revelations about the cure and the existence of other Domes. There is also some interesting discussion about curing the Wretches and whether or not the Wretches need/want to be cured. There is also strange genetic engineering that is never even explained in a hand-waving type of way, people frozen in stasis, and a large war involving the Mothers. Despite all the craziness the book felt like a bit of a plodding mess to me….it was boring and rushed and confusing all at the same time.

I don’t really even want to talk about the ending. There really wasn’t one. A number of the character storylines have no resolution and I feel like the plot wasn’t really resolved...it just kind of fell into pieces.

I have been disappointed in a number of Dystopian series endings this year. Allegiant was awful and then Sunrise by Mike Mullen was okay but not great. It makes me scared to read the ending to Dan Wells Partials series this month...I am worried that will be just as disappointing all the others have been!

Overall a disappointing ending to what started out as an interesting and creative post-apocalyptic series. I thought there were too many POVs, the characters acted...well..either out of character or stupidly. The plot was a mess and felt contrived, rushed, boring, and confusing all at once. Then there really wasn’t any resolution to the plot. Honestly I would pass up this series, the first couple books were decent but this one was a disaster. I would recommend Veronica Roth’s Divergent (despite the bad ending) or Dan Wells Partials series over this one. There are many post-apocalyptic young adult books that are better than this series was.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit disappointing April 8 2014
By KVB99 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Burn is the third and apparently final book in the Pure trilogy. It picks up mostly where Fuse left off with Pressia and her gang somewhere in Ireland and Partridge back inside the dome, the new leader of the Pures. Partridge gradually becomes immersed in the corruption inside the dome and Pressia and her gang return for a final confrontation with the Pures. That final showdown comes and the antagonism between the Pures and the wretcheds finds a type of resolution.

I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first book or even the second. The writing was generally very good, but I didn't find the plot very compelling and when the book ends there are a lot of loose ends and open points that don't get resolved. And let's face it, this is one long, bleak and painful read--I felt like I was reading a Kafka novel. Also, the story moves along very slowly, as character after character pauses to engage in long soul searching moments. In the end, there's a large amount of pain, suffering and death, but I was strangely numb to it because I didn't really feel very invested in these characters.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Anticlimactic, terrible finish to a series May 8 2014
By Rochester C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
As many, many other reads have noticed, this book was a terrible finish to the series.

The characters weren't well developed, the story jumped around so much that it didn't have enough time to progress in a meaningful way. Also it's weird the cover doesn't match the others.

The ending was just a shame. I felt like the author just wanted to finish the book, didn't care about the plot, and stopped writing so she could hit a publishing deadline.

It's basically a slap in the face to any fans of the series. I don't recommend it at all.
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