Anna McLaren 23 February 2012 - 10:31am
After the apocalyptic Hiroshima-like Detonations, society shatters into two sectors.
There are the Pures, who live in safety in the dome-covered city, and the Wretches who are forced to survive in the wrecked wasteland, their bodies physically mangled and fused with animals, people and objects embedded in them from the blast. The story follows Pressia and Partridge, two teenagers from contrasting halves of the world who meet when Partridge escapes the dome to search for his lost mother.
This is a dark and frightening dystopian novel that easily bridges the divide between young adult and adult fiction. A perfect story for those looking for an immersive and richly described world, and a coming of age adventure with a cast of beautifully imagined characters.