Monday, January 26, 2015

Purenet by H.J Lawson

Sanction Series #1
       "Purenet is one of six wealthy Sanctions, formed by the Emperor and the Untouchables after a devastating world war.
Only those born in Purenet have the privilege of living under the dome, protecting their bodies from the sun’s deadly UVA rays.
       Skylier is desperate to escape her underground confines and save her mother’s life.
       On a school visit, she hears something she’s not supposed to, and now she realizes that not only is her whole life a lie, but she is in grave danger… She doesn’t know who to trust, and her enemies are everywhere… even closer than she realizes.
       Now she is in a race against time to save not only her life, but her mother's and those she cares about. And if she fails, she'll suffer a fate worse than death..."

I received this book from NetGalley for review.

When I started reading this book I wasn't sure what to think about it. The first couple chapters kind of felt a little disjointed, and didn't flow that well. I wasn't sure if I wanted to finish it or not. But then a thing happened, and I couldn't put it down after that.

I liked some of the characters, and the villains, I just didn't like them. They were kind of gross, but I guess that was the point. I really loved that there was no annoying romance shoved in our faces, it was pretty refreshing for a dystopian to not have a romance, but for the love that motivates the protag, Skylier, is the love she has for her family. 

This book was really entertaining and very fast paced, almost too fast paced. But I really enjoyed reading it. The characters were a little underdeveloped, but it didn't take anything away from the story for me, but it did take about 8 chapters for me to really get into the story.

I did have a couple problems with this book, for starters, I'm not sure if this is set on earth, or somewhere else. That is never covered, only that everyone lives underground, except for the Grounders, because the sun is "poison" along with everything else above ground because of wars from the past. There were many things left unexplained, and some things that just weren't explained enough. Some parts of this story weren't completely original either. 

However, I really enjoyed reading this book and found it to be very entertaining. It was decently written, but the book kind of glossed over things because of it's fast pace. I defiantly plan on reading the rest of this series, I am curious as to where it goes.

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