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After a young Wretch is abducted by the Dome and ‘cleansed’ of her fusings and imperfections, she is only able to repeat the Dome’s latest message: ‘We want our son returned. This girl is proof that we can save you all. If you ignore our plea, we will kill our hostages one at a time.’ Willux will go to any lengths to get his son Partridge back, including murder. PartridgeAfter a young Wretch is abducted by the Dome and ‘cleansed’ of her fusings and imperfections, she is only able to repeat the Dome’s latest message: ‘We want our son returned. This girl is proof that we can save you all. If you ignore our plea, we will kill our hostages one at a time.’ Willux will go to any lengths to get his son Partridge back, including murder. Partridge sacrifices himself and returns, in the hope of taking over the Dome from within, only to uncover more of his father’s chilling, dark secrets.Outside the Dome, Pressia, Bradwell, and El Capitan are decoding the secrets from the past – tucked away in one of the Black Boxes – to uncover the truth that might set the wretches free of their fusings forever. Those fighting Willux will be pushed over boundaries, both land and sea, heart and mind, in their quest – further than they ever imagined....

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Number of Pages : 446 Pages
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Fuse Reviews

  • karen
    2019-02-01 21:23

    wow, okay.so this book and i went on a journey together. let me just say straight-up that pure was one of my favorite reads of last year, and a totally unexpected surprise. at first, i thought "ho-hum, another dystopia marketed to look like a YA book but i will read it because i read books, and i can read it for free, so hooray."reader, i loved it. and i was so captivated by the premise and the characters and the grippiness of the plot. and i was so over the moon when i got an ARC of this sequel. and i thought i had a good handle on my memories of the first one. i remembered many scenes vividly (the mark of a great book), and i thought that would be enough to dive right into part two, blissfully.but i was lost for a good portion of the beginning of this. too many books read in-between, too much time had passed, and i was completely frustrated and baffled and genuinely sad that it was taking me so long to get into this book.but i wasn't about to give up.just...do yourself a favor. skim (or reread altogether) pure before you start this one. when the third part comes out, i will probably re-read all three of them just so i can appreciate the immersion, because i hate feeling lost when i am reading, when it is for the wrong reasons; when it is a failing on myself as a reader, rather than intentional authorial obfuscation for effect. but no matter, because even in the beginning parts, where i was floundering, i still found the story fascinating; i was confused and lost and waiting for the magic that i felt reading the first one to kick in, but i was still intrigued. although i felt like reading it required a lot of effort on my part, to force myself to read through my confusion, i was still entertained, and at one point, i just decided to pretend i was reading an all-new book whose characters i had never before encountered. and that helped.and once i finished it, i felt rewarded.the mothers are phenomenal. they are far and away the most complicated, heartbreaking, and beautiful result of the detonations.and i am so in love with el capitan/helmud. i had forgotten just how great they were until about halfway through this book, when i started to get a little choked up and i think i has a book-crush.but speaking of crushes, and this is kind of a major gripe for me: i don't dig romantic emotional confusion. i genuinely don't remember the circumstances in the first book that make pressia so reluctant to acknowledge her feelings for bradwell (and i just re-read my review for pure, in which i state flat-out that there was very little in the way of romantic subplot, while in this one, there is a ton, so maybe it was just building up to this? and that's why their struggle seemed so confusing to me?) but the romantic elements in this book really bugged me. it might be that i have just read three books in a row where the female lead is confounded by or actively resisting their desires, and i don't care what kind of situation you are in - you know what you want, even if you have never wanted it before. there is too much creeping-up-to and then running-away-from, well, feelings. and it bothered me, as a reader. there is only so much backpedaling you can read before it just feels deliberately forced; like it is only being done to draw out a foregone conclusion. there may have been eye-rolling. this is not "nooo we can't be together because of this or that..." this is "wait, i like you?? maybe?? do you like me?? i know there are all these very obvious signs on both sides, but can it be?? blink. blink??" pressia, you are neither an ingenue nor a dope. don't act like one.yeah, this is just a reader-response "review" more than a meaty plot-based one, but this book isn't coming out for a while, and those of you who loved the first one are going to read this one, regardless of my blatherings, right? so lemme just say: apart from the really draggy love-bits, the action in this one is great. i love this world, and the last quarter of the book is just splendid. the ending is a complete and wonderful clusterflock of plots racing and exploding and things happening and then - rarrrr!!! and then it ends.and now i have to wait again, to see how this all plays out. this partridge/lyda thing is going to kill me with my wanting-to-know. oh, and iralene. tell me!!!cuz i am dejected.

  • Anna
    2019-01-25 00:29

    There's a reason we read books. It's so that they will touch us in a way that real life can't. We read and read and read, looking for these books. Trying to find something that affects us, amazes us, challenges us.Fuse is that book.(view spoiler)[My more in-depth reviews of Pure and Burn here (hide spoiler)]

  • Trudi
    2019-02-03 00:35

    I'm really conflicted on this one. For a solid two-thirds of the book there was a lot about this sequel that just wasn't working for me. I was more than a bit lost in the beginning (after forgetting so many salient plot points from Pure). I just wanted to remember dammit, and feel all the feels I felt reading the first book. So I spent way too much time in the beginning wishing I had done a re-read of Pure before tackling Fuse (which I highly recommend you do). It's my own fault. Baggott has written a pretty complex dystopian world, rich in detail and rules and creatures and complicated characters. To think I was going to pick up the sequel more than a year later and hit the ground running with it was pure (pun intended) assholery and hubris on my part. Baggott does her best to "refresh" where she can, but she doesn't waste a lot of time recapping and re-exploring territory she's already covered. She's got way more story to tell and it's obvious she can't be handholding the dumbbells like me. Also, there was a lot more emotional/romantic angst in this one. These books aren't YA (though TONS of people have the series shelved as such), but there were times reading Fuse when it reminded me way too much of the high-octane melodrama that afflicts most YA novels these days. The tension between Bradwell and Pressia felt forced and unnecessarily complicated. With everything else going on around them, the stakes so apocalyptically high, I just wanted to shake the two of them and tell them to get over it already. But I soldiered along because I LOVE this post-Detonations world Baggott has created. And then something began to happen once I passed the half-way mark -- I began to have a really good time. El Capitan and Helmud are fantastic characters who by the end just about stole the entire show for me. I just love them. I was starting to lose patience with the Lyda/Partridge storyline and then all of a sudden, my eyes could not tear themselves away from the page. I needed to know everything. I was desperate for their safety. (view spoiler)[Lyda pregnant and now trapped in the Dome again? Partridge's confrontation with his father stopped my heart. Kissing him and blowing the deadly pill to the back of Willux's throat? I gasped aloud. No, seriously, I really did. (hide spoiler)]Bradwell and Pressia began to read like the heroes they are: kick-ass, smart, flawed and complicated. I began to love how they were talking to each other, their bond felt real and earned. And Fignan?? What an adorable, outright fun contribution to the story. With his flashing lights and vast reserves of vital information, he would make R2D2 proud. The last 100 pages of this novel is where it really begins to rip and roar, shimmy and jive. (view spoiler)[I mean, there's even an airship adventure and creepy choking vines that seem prescient. And WHAT THE HELL has Pressia done to Bradwell by using the vial contents on him? Those wings sound HUGE. What is this going to do to him, emotionally and physically? And will he hate her for it? (hide spoiler)]So many questions, so much excitement, and now I have to wait another goddamn year for book 3!!!

  • Giselle
    2019-01-26 23:25

    Just as disturbing and highly addicting, Fuse is an excellent sequel to Julianna's compelling dystopian series. If you're known to love unpleasant, often disturbing post-apocalyptic settings, this series is one you should be reading. The world in Pure may just be one of the most freakish worlds I have ever encountered. It's horrifying, yet I can't help but feel a slight thrill the more I read about it. Descriptions of how humans are fused with objects, other humans, or the earth itself is, without a doubt, one of the weirdest dystopian imaginings, but you know what? It works so amazingly well. It gives us a world that is unbelievable cruel, a world that breeds fear for its inhabitants like no other. Besides, considering what caused the apocalypse, I would not tell you that this is unrealistic; its setting is completely believable for what they live in, laden with death, anomalies, and frightening creations that are not paranormal, but stem of an apocalypse caused by science. What I also love is that it isn't so far off in the future. These survivors remember what it was like in the "Before", they lived through the end of the world as we know it before they were plunged into unimaginable horror. That, my friends, is how you go about building a fictional world!As we have already been introduced to the world and characters in Pure, Fuse, like most sequels, brings us deeper into the thick of things. We get even more world building which comes by primarily from our visiting more of the world itself. Thus, we not only get further details that expand our knowledge of its monstrosities, we also see new territories that convey even more intriguing post-apocalyptic weirdness/happenings. Furthermore, regardless of the novel's length, I found the plot to be moving at the perfect pace, making great progress along the way--especially considering it's a middle book. We get more relationship development, more experimental science, more conspiracies, more mysteries revealed, and after you have read all of this delightfulness, you will appreciate its gorgeous cover a million times more--it ties in so perfectly with the book. Multiple POVs is what we get again in Fuse--4 total. Yes this is a lot, and it is done most brilliantly! Pressia, El Capitan, Partridge, Lyda; everyone is back, and it was good to be back. It's on rare occasion that I can come to like and connect with every single POV in a book that has so many. Every one of them instantly pulled me in. I would follow their story as if I was there, flitting from one shadow to another, following their every move. I love being everywhere at once, getting everyone's perspectives, motives, and intentions. The POV changes are done smoothly, cut in ways that multiply the book's stimulating factor. This is true for both Pure and Fuse, the latter combined with even more character development. As for which character is my favorite, I have to admit I have a soft spot for El Capitan and his brother. Their connection is unlike any other--in the most literal of senses--creating a bond that is quite interesting; sometimes tender, other-times bringing up strong waves of sympathy for their awful situation. Helmud is hard to decipher in this pair. His mental disability makes for a surprisingly engaging character. I'm fairly certain he's much smarter than El Capitan gives him credit for. He is going to surprise us all, is what I think! Did you know this series is listed as an adult novel? The characters are teenagers, but the nightmarish situations they have to endure, the horror and gore, as well as the length of the book are most definitely pointing to an adult read. Plus I would never recommend this to younger readers. These "teenagers" have to grow up fast in this dreadful world, they are all way beyond their years. While I am an absolute big fan of this series, it does require a certain audience, though if you were not scared off by this review, I think you and I both know that you will be coming to the dark side! If there is one thing to say, it's that it is beyond inventive!--An advance copy was provided by the publisher for review.For more of my reviews, visit my blog at Xpresso Reads

  • Arielle Walker
    2019-02-17 19:41

    There's something about these books that really draws you in, a visceral experiencing of the plot that lingers long after you put the books down. This is the kind of sequel that absolutely must not be read without first reading Pure, and is a more than worthy continuation. The world in Fuse has settled into itself. It now feels more familiar than strange, the hybrids and fused humans seem natural after spending so much time with Pressia and Bradwell - and of course El Capitan and his brother - and yet there is still plenty of room left for events that surprise and shock. The mothers are more miliant than ever, a delightfully creepy blend of gentleness and feminist extremism. Their hatred of all men - who they call "Deaths" is a major catalyst here. There is still a romantic edge, and it feels real and necessary and right, a rare occurence in YA writing and literature. And yes, Fuse is literature in nearly every sense of the word: lit·er·a·turen.1. The body of written works of a language, period, or culture.2. Written material such as poetry, novels, essays, etc., esp works of imagination characterized by excellence of style and expression and by themes of general or enduring interest3. Imaginative or creative writing, especially of recognized artistic value: "Literature must be an analysis of experience and a synthesis of the findings into a unity" (Rebecca West).Baggot's words are placed with meticulous care; her world is darkly gorgeous, the characters that fill is are equally flawed and wonderful. I literally did not (could not put this down until I had devoured every word, and at 463 pages that is no small undertaking. The next book cannot come soon enough.

  • Yodamom
    2019-02-17 02:22

    4.8Fuse was so intense so heartbreakingly dreary, hopeless, and yet beautiful I was left at the end of the book with one word on my tongue. *F* *yeah that word* I loved all the off beat characters their crazy horrible fusing, the hideous world and the powers that control it. I even loved it after she ended it with one cruel cliffhanger. It was that good for me. I was on an emotional twirl a whirl along with Cap, Helmud, Partridge, Lyda, Pressia, Bradwell and a little black box. Even the box had me gripping the edge of my seat wishing him through the dangers. This is not a happy rainbow dreams read, but the few sparkles of hope shined so bright I happily grabbed them and held them till they bleed and drained of color.This book picks up where book 1 left off. The Dome wants it's son back and it's going to kill till he is returned. Partridge returns, he has no choice many are being killed, horribly. Pressia, Cap, Helmud and Bradwell try to solve the mystery, to find a salvation. They travel far and deal with non-ending dangers. Faced with a horrible truth one of them must make a life altering choice for another against their will. Lyda, left alone finds herself in a very binding condition. Everyone was left dangling just like this world they all live in.If you enjoy a dark dystopian emotional read, this series might be right for you.

  • Mihail
    2019-02-10 00:41

    Беше доста добро четиво и продължение на "Чисти". Имаше си от всичко - любов, приключение, мистерии. Давам с една звездичка по-малко, защото според мен в "Чисти" имаше малко повече обрати, но и "Сраснати" ме изненада много приятно. Много е трудно сега да се намери достойно продължение на поредица.

  • Sofia Teixeira
    2019-01-22 18:24

    Quase um ano, foi o tempo de espera para termos a continuação de Puros nas mãos. Uma espera que por um lado parece que foi rápida (com tantos livros que tenho sempre por ler), mas que por outro, ao terminar a leitura, parece que foi longa demais. Fusão não só me conquistou como me fez olhar para o volume anterior com outros olhos, ainda mais aguçados. É verdade que as distopias estiveram, e se calhar ainda estão, muito na moda, mas difícil começava a ser encontrar um universo que se destacasse dos demais. Nessa linha, a Editorial Presença tem feito um bom trabalho, tendo publicado Alvorada Vermelha há relativamente pouco tempo e apontando na continuação desta saga (mesmo com o período longo de espera). Há uma coisa que é precisa ser dita logo desde início - se não se lembram muito bem do Puros, se calhar vale a pena passarem-lhe uma vista de olhos. Não digo que é preciso reler tudo, embora nunca seja demais, mas pelo menos lerem na diagonal para despertarem a vossa memória a alguns pormenores, pelo menos se ficaram tanto tempo como eu à espera da continuação. É que ao contrário do que muitos autores fazem, Julianna Baggott não teve muito espaço de manobra para relembrar muito do que já se passou e parte do exacto ponto onde acabou o livro anterior. O ritmo vai-se tornando cada vez mais intenso e as últimas 100 páginas foram definitivamente devoradas esta manhã. Não descansei enquanto não tinha o livro dado por terminado. A escritora conseguiu criar um mundo complexo sem que seja complicado para o leitor percebê-lo e a todas as suas nuances. As detonações deixaram as pessoas fundidas ao que lhes estava mais próximo nesse momento, formando assim várias "espécies" por entre aqueles que sofreram com elas. Neste volume, temos um maior desenvolvimento em relação às Mães (mães que ficaram fundidas aos filhos em alguma parte do seu corpo ou que os perderam) e sem dúvida que se tornam num grupo de personagens bastante particular e cujo comportamento é bastante curioso. Mas também conhecemos elementos novos, como Fignan, uma pequena caixa que esconde segredos e um conhecimento imenso, para além de uma ferramenta muito útil quando solicitada. É de louvar e admirar a capacidade de criação de narrativas paralelas da autora. Os destinos dos vários protagonistas vão-se separando e cruzando, tendo vários pontos de divergência, mas ainda assim nunca perdemos o fio à meada. É um volume recheado de informação, fervilhante no que à acção diz respeito e ainda inclui um ingrediente numa dose bem superior que no livro anterior - romance. Se em Puros parecia que havia um ligeiro vazio, superável, nesse aspecto, em Fusão a opção foi explorar um lado mais emocional e romântico dos personagens principais. Com toda a destruição e perda há, ainda assim, espaço para que laços se fortaleçam e outros provoquem consequências que só no terceiro volume poderemos tomar conhecimento. A demanda na luta pela verdade e pela esperança na igualdade prometia sangue e foi sangue que teve. Existem cenários de autêntica destruição, de uma frieza e imagética tão fortes que é impossível não franzirmos os olhos ou sentirmos um aperto na barriga enquanto os lemos - tal qual como se estivéssemos no cinema. Para terminar, quero destacar El Captain/Helmud como os personagens que mais cresceram do volume anterior para este, sendo que os momentos finais apertam-nos mesmo o coração. Que acontecerá a Bradwell? E a Patridge/Lyda? Deuses, o que será de Iralene após ter ajudado Patridge arriscando a sua vida já de si... Suspensa? E, claro, Pressia, de coração e ideologias divididas, que toma uma decisão em tom de desespero e agora ficamos sem saber no que irá resultar. E já me esquecia... Que papel estará ainda guardado para Hastings? Sim, acho que vos estou a provocar. Gostei mesmo desta série e só espero que a possam ler também. Gostei muito! OPINIÃO PUROS: http://www.branmorrighan.com/2014/08/...

  • Denisse
    2019-01-27 00:26

    IT IS A 3.5Por donde empiezo Dios mio?!?Creo que en forma general, el libro no es tan bueno como el primero. Pero me gustaron los últimos capítulos así que por eso le doy 3.5 Empieza flojo igual que el primero, con muchas paginas de mas, dilemas internos innecesarios que se repiten constantemente,(view spoiler)[con una sola vez que sepamos que Perdiz tiene sentimientos encontrados con su padre es mas que suficiente, con una sola vez que Pressia piense en que el amor es una mala idea es suficiente Baggott, no tienes que repetirlo constantemente.Gracias. (hide spoiler)], lo bueno es la forma en que van desenmarañando el misterio de la cura, lo de la constelación y todo ese rollo, Perdiz mejora muchisimo en este libro y Bradwell me sigue gustando mucho, Pressia empezó muy floja pero mejora conforme avanza el libro, y luego esta Il Capitano.....AY DIOS! QUE DESASTRE! El mundo distopico se deja un poco de lado y tenemos muchas mas tramas, que van tomando lentamente forma conforme pasa el libro pero que van creciendo. Pero en general, se tomaron mas malas decisiones que buenas.No se, NO TENGO UNA PUTA REMOTA IDEA, mi cerebro no alcanza a comprender de donde puta madres se le ocurrió la "brillante idea" de sacar no solo 1 sino 2, DOS! TRIÁNGULOS AMOROSOS, de la pinche nada, en que estabas pensando BAGGOTT?Era uno de tus pocos puntos fuertes en el primero libro! Que chingados!(view spoiler)[Il capitano tenia una gran trama, trabajar sobre su relación con su hermano era lo mas importante,que se aceptara a si mismo, no se de donde sacaste hacer que se enamorara así de la nada de Pressia, porque con eso se arruino todo, incluso en un "momento" que tiene con Pressia, Helmund saca un cisne de madera y se lo da para animarla e Il Capi piensa en hacerlo quedar mal enfrente de ella,incluso le da un cuchillo para ver si se lastima y queda como torpe frente a ella, CON SOLO ESA PAGINA ARRUINASTE TODO LO BUENO QUE SENTÍA POR IL CAPITANO! y luego por si todavía no te hartabas de tanta mierda, se pone celoso de Bradwell y empieza a decirse a si mismo y a su Hermano que son un monstruo, un deforme y no se que mas! (hide spoiler)]Llega un momento en que el drama con el Il Capitano es tan grande que quieres pisotear el libro. Paso de ser bad-ass a un niñito lloron, yo no se de donde saco la idea Baggott pero fue una decepción total! Las cosas no iban tan bien con la historia larga de mas de por si.Hay personajes secundarios que solo son eso, personajes secundarios, es una lastima. Y luego tenemos a Iralene con Perdiz, y OH DIOS! es tan patético que no diré nada.Bradwell, Perdiz y Lyda, mis favoritos en este libro. Mejoran y por fin vemos a un Perdiz con mas decisión. Y a una Lyda que no es solo el interés amoroso. Creo que el final es muy bueno, los últimos capítulos nos dejan en el mejor de los momentos, sobre todo Perdiz, no puedo esperar a que empiece la Rebelión. Y no puedo esperar a el cambiazo que tendrá Bradwell.Le doy sus puntos a Baggott por seguir con excelentes descripciones, y por terminar el libro de buena manera, pero sinceramente ya le perdí la fe a la historia, si el segundo no mejoro, dudo que el tercero lo haga. NOTA: No quiero una cura, sobre todo para Pressia, no quiero que se curen a los miserables, si acaba de ese modo, JURO CON GOODREADS DE TESTIGO(?) JURO, QUE LE DARÉ 1 ESTRELLA A ESTA MIERDA. Porque si hay algo que esta historia nos ha enseñado es a ver la belleza interior.PD: el libro casi se va a mi lista de "dissapointments", pero las ultimas 50 hojas de verdad son muy buenas.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Izida
    2019-01-31 22:45

    Леле. Изтощително четиво. Толкова ужаси, но и толкова любов. Изненадвашо добро съчетание на жестокости и нежност. И разходка до Ирландия, хаха, най-накрая не всичко се развива само в Америка. Доста интересни сюжетни линии за следващата книга, определно нямам търпение да я прочета.Все още не разбирам защо се води книга за 13+... Определено е четиво за 16+ най-малко.

  • oliviasbooks
    2019-02-07 18:27

    If I take off one star for that ultra-mean cliffhanger, there are still at least five stars left.I love it.

  • Ayesha Syed
    2019-02-10 00:44

    4.25 stars!!These books deserve A LOT more praise and recognition tbh.

  • Dentro de unLibro
    2019-02-07 22:27

    Al igual que el primer libro se haya narrado en presente en tercera persona, lo que es muy original, la trama sigue cuatro puntos de vista, el de Perdiz, el de Pressia, el de Il Capitano y Helmud, y el de Lydia. Cada personaje tiene una personalidad bien definida, por lo que el hecho de que cambie de narrador no resulta confuso en ningún momento. Los personajes evolucionan mucho a lo largo del libro, lo que resulta muy interesante de leer. Il Capitano y Helmud son dos personajes que cada vez me gustan más, y unos de los que más se desarrollan a lo largo de este libro, tenemos la fortuna de poder conocer más de Helmud y de su personalidad independientemente de Il Capitano. Pressia me sigue gustando mucho, es fuerte e independiente, y a veces también decide ser egoísta, se plantea varias cosas a lo largo del libro, pero sobre todo acerca de lo que significa amar y si es un signo de debilidad o una fortaleza. Lydia es uno de los personajes que más crece y cambia en esta segunda parte, leer sobre ella y su postura resulta muy interesante. Perdiz se muestra bastante confuso a lo largo del libro, sobre todo con sus sentimientos acerca de su padre, y si es posible seguir queriéndolo a pesar de todo lo que hizo, sus pequeñas luchas internas resultan muy cautivantes. Bradwell es un personaje que no me gusta y con el que no logro conectar, a pesar de todo lo sigo encontrando egoísta y egocéntrico. Las madres, mujeres que en el momento de las detonaciones se encontraban con sus hijos y quedar fusionadas a ellos, a las que conocimos en el primer libro, en esta segunda parte toman mayor importancia en la historia, y es muy atrayente leer sobre ellas y su forma de manejarse. El mundo que crea Baggot es absolutamente impactante y atrapante, diferente a todo lo que había leído hasta el momento. Me hubiera gustado que se describiera un poco más a las personas y sus fusiones, cosa que se hace un poco más en Puro. El libro sigue teniendo mucha acción aunque por momentos el ritmo de lectura es un poco lento. Tenemos bastante más romance que en el primer libro.Fusión es una muy buena continuación, los viejos personajes crecen y aparecen unos nuevos que generan nuevos intereses, se revelan algunos misterios y surgen otros nuevos que nos dejan deseos de leer la tercera parte. Realmente lo recomiendo, y si todavía no leyeron esta saga deberían hacerlo. Una distopia compleja, apasionante e imponente, diferente del resto.

  • Carolyn
    2019-02-03 00:23

    Julianna Baggott has preformed a miracle; Fuse was even better than Pure. This is one of my favourite books ever, and I grew very attached to the people in the book. Baggott's characters had even more depth than the first book in the series, setting the reader up to fall in love with them. Pressia and Bradwell's relationship becomes more serious; Partridge and Lyda's is challenged. But most endearingly, El Capitan and his permanently fused brother, Helmud grow closer through teamwork and a greater understanding of each other. They're my absolute favourites. I smile just thinking of Helmud; he's just great. The continuous change of landscape and setting was refreshing as well. The novel features the dome, the outside area surrounding the dome, the Meltlands, the forest and....Ireland! Julianna Baggott weaves masterful descriptions of landscapes, like her opening paragraph, "Lying on a thin coat of snow, she sees gray earth meeting gray sky, and she knows she's back. The horizon looks clawed, but the claw marks are only three stunted trees. They stand in a row like they're stapling the ground to the sky." (1) If you're only a fan of, "classics" or books that are deep and insightful, don't pass on The Pure series. It's for both men and women, and would appeal to anyone who liked The Hunger Games, The Passage, or Fahrenheit 451. There's puzzles, riddles, suspense, foreshadowing, and all that good stuff that makes you pull your hair and gnash your teeth. Furthermore, there's also sweet, tender moments between characters, lightening the dark mood of this post world disaster environment.I can't wait for the third installment in the series, and I'm practically jumping up and down screaming incoherent things at the walls. I loved this book so much. It will be hard for Baggott to top this masterpiece. But something tells me that she will.

  • Elphaba J
    2019-02-18 02:21

    Opinião completa em: http://historiasdeelphaba.blogspot.pt...Maravilhoso, simplesmente maravilhoso.Depois de um primeiro livro extraordinariamente bem escrito que descrevia o horror com palavras tão belas que tocaram o meu âmago, não pensei que Julianna Baggott pudesse ir mais longe, que pudesse retalhar e enfatizar, aprimorar e transformar ainda mais os retratos resultantes da ambição e negrume humano, mas conseguiu. Julianna Baggott conseguiu surpreender-me, continuou a cativar-me e embalar-me, distorcendo conceitos com a sua melodia dissonante até ao último, breve, capítulo, até levar ao máximo o significado deste título, Fusão.Brincando com as metamorfoses, do corpo e da alma, do próprio mundo, a trilogia Puros é provavelmente uma das ficções científicas para jovens adultos mais originais e impactantes que tive o prazer de ler em muito tempo. É uma obra que, no seu todo, transcende o seu forte cariz de entretenimento, sendo passível de uma reflexão e análise profunda a temáticas tão contemporâneas quanto universais, enquanto explora personalidades comuns, empáticas, em evolução, em mutação contínua com o próprio universo representado.Gosto muito da sinopse deste livro, bem conseguida, ela não revela quase nada mas permite ao leitor intuir o que poderá encontrar. No entanto, confesso-vos que eu não sei se conseguirei fazer o mesmo nesta opinião, sendo possível que venha a cometer algum spoiler para quem não leu o volume anterior, Puros. Perdoem-me.(...)

  • Amber~ The Reading Addict
    2019-02-13 23:50

  • Andrea
    2019-02-01 00:27

    Once again, I am left stunned by the Pure series. It is alternately horrific, beautiful, wistful, romantic, and brutally savage. Definitely not my typical read, but I'm so glad that I took the leap. When I read Pure, I was blown away by the author's imagination, and by the fact that the world is based on a premise I find frightening and not out of the realm of possibility. I was drawn to the words that made me see beauty within the horror. I'm not sure why, but Fuse did not hit me as hard as Pure. Maybe it's because I was somewhat used to the imagery. The shock factor was still there, but not as strong. I think it's also due to the fact that Fuse is the middle book in the series and those often seem to fall short of the first book. Another aspect that may have played part is the heavy scientific explanations. There are several overly (in my opinion) detailed passages that had me skimming, though it's good that there are explanations and logical thinking going on.As far as the characters go, I was continually, and often pleasantly, surprised by their actions. Pressia is still trying to find her father, find the key to bringing down Willux, and navigating a relationship with Bradford, whom I still adore. Partridge broke my heart. His sacrifices to help the greater good made me proud and sad. His relationship with Lyda was beautiful and heartbreaking. She is another great heroine in this series, seemingly meek but with a powerful presence. The characters that most surprises and make me cringe is El Capitan and Helmud. In Pure, I honestly did not think the two would play a huge part of the story, other than as the conflicted bad guy(s). The fact that he/they now play a large, valiant part in the series is pretty great. I just don't know how to pin down my feelings about Fuse. It took me nearly half the book to become truly involved. The writing is gorgeous and imaginative. The story is brave, and makes you think about ethical issues, religious issues, friendship, sacrifice and love. Favorite Quote:"You are whole," Bradwell says. "This is who I am -- scars, birds in my back. I'm whole now. I accept that. You go around seeing beauty in all this wreckage, but when will you see it in yourself?" He reaches up and runs his finger along the curve of the crescent scar around her eye. "This self." ~eARC, 28%

  • MarnieKrüger
    2019-01-30 23:26

    I hate it when authors do a trilogy when it could have been a duo-logy...Don't get me wrong, there is very important things that happens in the last 100 pages of Fuse, but that could have easily been worked into the last book, I'm very sure.This book was so close to a DNF for me. It drags on in the beginning for an eternity, and only pic's up around the 60% mark.I really want to know what happens to all this charters and this epic world Baggott created, but if I have to sit through another dry spell like this, I don't think I'll finish it. It took me twenty days to get to a point were I couldn't put the book down, now that is not ideal reading in my opinion.I'm not even sure I'll pick up the next book right away, maybe in the future; when the outcome of the charters really bugs me.

  • Kilikina
    2019-02-14 21:24

    This cover is seriously brilliant. I can't stop staring at it...

  • Katy
    2019-02-07 18:32

    Hubo muchas sorpresas en este libro. Y el final te deja con muchísimas preguntas.

  • The Twins Read
    2019-01-23 20:29

    Original Rating: 4.5/5This review can originally be found atThe Twins Read .Holy cow. Whereas I was on the fence about fully recommending Pure to other readers before, Fuse had just made me want to take back all the half-answers I gave, run to the bookstores, and duct tape Pure and Fuse together. (Hehe, "fused" together.)Fuse reunites us with Pressia, Partridge, and their motley crew. In the midst of all the chaos, Lyda is trying to establish her own identity, but there is one particular person she's particularly attached to. Partridge thinks that bringing down the Dome will be the perfect revenge for his father, the Dome leader. El Capitan and Helmud want to punish the Dome for all the horrors they've done. Bradwell just wants the truth. As Partridge's father sends people to "persuade" Partridge to come back to the Dome, Pressia and Bradwell are racing against time to unlock the secrets to a black box that may contain a secret that could save them all.In Pure, I wasn't really sure that I liked any of the characters, save for Bradwell. But in Fuse, I began to appreciate each and every one of them in a new light. I loved them because they have their own clear, and very distinct voices. Before, I couldn't come up with any ounce of feeling for El Capitan and Helmud. Partridge was just a spoiled boy who was looking for trouble. Lyda was just a girl who was foolish enough to lie for a guy who initially didn't seem to be much into her. In Fuse, I adored Helmud. Even when he just echoes El Capitan's words, he times it perfectly and manages to make it sound totally different. You could probably tell by now that my mind is just reeling from the awesomeness that is Helmud. Partridge had already acclimated to the drastic change of scenery, and knows what he has to lose to gain leverage over the Dome. I always knew Lyda had a tough streak in her, but in this one, me-ow! Lyda's claws are out to play and she's not afraid to get some scratches and bruises. Pressia was still as adorable as ever, and her interactions with Bradwell had me either grinning from ear-to-ear or swooning. How could anyone not swoon over Bradwell? Go away, Peeta. Four? Who's that? I'm sorry, but no one could possibly hold a candle to Bradwell. "Now I feel like we weren't made for each other. We're making each other... into the people we should become." - BradwellFuse expertly weaves together action scenes and emotions, and I must say that it's definitely what kept me up until the wee hours of the morning. I've read this in one sitting, so you can only imagine how horribly fatigued I was after this. The beauty of Julianna Baggott's writing style is that she somehow gives you the impression that you should pay close attention to each and every word that she puts on paper. Just like its predecessor, Fuse is a heavy read. If you're in the mood for fluffy, irrational dystopian books, this series is not for you. This book only served to remind me of the parallels of our universes. Religion plays a minor role in this book, where we have people who worship the Dome. Otherwise, what else would they have left to believe in? In a world where the completeness of the human body is deemed precious and upper class, the wretches can only hope to see any kind of beauty that even our heroine, Pressia, is affected by it. The obsession with physical perfection will resonate perfectly with today's readers.Baggott has redefined the dystopian genre by making her readers all the more aware of the issues we're currently dealing with today. I think so many authors keep focusing on what will happen in the worlds they've created instead of carrying over the problems we face now to make the whole ordeal richer and relatable. If like me, you were unsure about your feelings for Pure, I'd say that you should take the plunge and get a copy. Believe me when I say that I am itching to get my own copy to reread it. The characters are wonderfully diverse, the beauty and heaviness brought about by the language is heady, and the conditions are brutal and intense. Baggott has set an impressive standard for dystopian novels, and I will wait with bated breath for the next installment.

  • Liz Barnsley
    2019-02-11 21:32

    After a young Wretch is abducted by the Dome and ‘cleansed’ of her fusings and imperfections, she is only able to repeat the Dome’s latest message: ‘We want our son returned. This girl is proof that we can save you all. If you ignore our plea, we will kill our hostages one at a time.’ Willux will go to any lengths to get his son Partridge back, including murder.So FINALLY having been galvanised into action by being granted the joy of the final part of this trilogy “Burn” via netgalley I dived into “Fuse” having actually purchased it the day it was released – so many books so little time! But I adored “Pure” the first part so I was looking forward to this one and I was not disappointed.The world created here is highly imaginative – after the “Detonations” a select few survived whole, safely protected within the Dome. The rest of the survivors “fused” with various objects and sometimes people around them and are deemed impure – scratching out an existence in a bleak and unforgiving landscape. Into this scenario come our heroes Pressia and Partridge and various other eclectic characters. In “Pure” Partridge left the dome and joined up with Pressia, going on a journey of discovery about the truth behind the detonations. That is it in a nutshell – anything and everything else I leave you to discover for yourself – and discover it you should.As far as YA trilogies go (and remember I have yet to read Book 3 and we know that occasionally I end up in a grump and disliking the endings, no don’t say it you all know if you follow my reviews which particular tales I’m on about) I have to say this is one of my favourites so far for pure writing genius. Its emotional. Its thrilling. It is occasionally quite insane in the best way possible. It pushes the boundaries of what you can do within this genre quite beautifully and has some unique aspects to it that put it ahead of the pack. After I’ve read Burn – which is next up for me – I will be able to say whether in my opinion it is one of the best overall. Ooh exciting.This instalment adds to the mythology perfectly, has some fascinating new developments and I LOVE that it is not over heavy on the romance. The relationships are all drawn realistically – the characters, whilst developing deep friendships and emotional attachments, spend their time concentrating on survival, discovery and important life events rather than angsting over this boy or that girl – still the emotional aspects of it are all the more meaningful because of that. When they DO stop and take a moment it means something.Overall a terrific part two and if the finale can live up to the previous standard of writing, even if I personally am not happy with the outcome for the characters, I will have no problem with highly recommending this trilogy as one of the best out there.Lets see! Burn awaits.Happy Reading Folks!

  • Natalie
    2019-02-06 00:36

    I literally just finished Fuse about 15 minutes ago, and I’m on such reading high that I couldn’t wait to write my review for it (I apologize in advance for any rambling and excessive gushing)! The second book in the Pure series by Julianna Baggott, Fuse was absolutely AMAZING! In fact, I think it was even more fantastic than Pure was! As the events of the book began to unfold I couldn’t put it down no matter how hard I tried! The savage and astonishing world that Baggott has created drew me further and further in with each turn of the page.For those of you unfamiliar with the Pure series, the books revolve around the survivors of an apocalyptic event that almost destroyed the Earth. Those living inside the “Dome” at the time of the explosions (known as Pures) were kept safe, while those left outside and unprotected (known as Wretches) were left struggling to survive. Believing that his mother was still alive outside the Dome, Partridge left its safety behind to search for her. Along the way he uncovered terrible secrets about his father Willux, the detonations that occurred, and life outside the walls of the Dome. In Fuse, Partridge, Pressia, Bradwell, El Capitan, and Lyda continue to unravel the truth about the Dome, and begin to make plans for overthrowing Willux from his place of power.If you were to ask me what I think makes Fuse so amazing, I wouldn’t hesitate to say that it’s the characters in the book. They are absolutely irresistible! When you read Pure and Fuse you aren’t just reading about the characters, you are going on a journey with them. Alternating the narrative between the five main characters, readers are able to see how Pressia, Partridge, Bradwell, El Capitan, and Lyda grow and change throughout the course of the story. I became so attached to each of them that my heart literally broke when I reached the end of the book and realized that I would have to wait a year to find out what would happen to them next!At the same time, however, the story is also fast-paced and action filled! With each of the characters undergoing their own quest, there is rarely a moment of boredom or disinterest. In short, the Pure series will captivate readers who love a fast-paced story filled with compelling characters, horrific creatures, and plenty of adventure! If you haven’t read the first book, then I highly recommend you do! Those of you who have already read Pure, make sure that you definitely pick up a copy of Fuse! With the main plot already well under way, Fuse is was even more gripping and addicting than its predecessor. The third book cannot come soon enough in my opinion!

  • Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
    2019-02-20 18:27

    Imagine a world world people have objects embedded in their bodies. Eyes stuck in the ground, carnivorous vines eating you alive, ick! The setting is so very disturbing. And I couldn't help but love it. The writing is so vividly descriptive that you literally inhale the pages. I know I did when I read this. This series just gets better and better. There's a couple of twists and turns in this one and I really just like where Julianna is taking the story. I just want to know more about why it happened. There's four point of views, so if you're not into that then you may have trouble reading it. Although after a while, I got used to the viewpoints and looked forward to reading their stories. All the characters we know and love are back, only this time they might have answers. Even though there's a fair amount of characters, I still enjoy reading Pressia and El Capitan's points of view. They held my interest the most. There's a little romance building and budding between some characters and not to mention some unrequited love happening so even though Fuse is set in a post-apocalyptic world, you can't forget about the dramatic relationships between the main characters. Fuse is wonderful addition to the Pure trilogy, and I can't wait until the final book. Purely addicting and enthralling, I think it has something for everyone. It's even worth reading just to read about the vivid descriptions!

  • Book Riot Community
    2019-01-21 21:22

    Fuse is the middle book in Baggott’s Pure trilogy, which is a post-apocalyptic exploration of scientific madness, the abuse of power and riches, and the complications of acting as a hero. Fuse concentrates heavily on those living outside of the Dome, a massive structure with its own ecosystem that was designed to survive total destruction–and did. Pressia, its heroine, and Bradwell, her maybe-love interest, lead a small, determined band of “Wretches,” those who survived the blast from outside the Dome, though with altered DNA and bits of material objects fused to them. (Apparently that’s a real thing–it’s just one of those horrific details we choose to omit from discussions of Hiroshima.) Their mission is to reverse the horrors wrought by those in the Dome, utilizing the science of those who undermine it from within. This is not technically my genre; it’s a little darker than I typically go for; but I’m reading the series slowly, and am not looking forward to its end. — Michelle Anne Schinglerfrom The Best Books We Read In August: http://bookriot.com/2015/08/31/riot-r...

  • Devin
    2019-02-10 20:44

    How does the second book of a trilogy that is already extremely dark manage to turn up the darkness for its Empire Strikes Back cliff hanger? Julianna Baggott manages to find a way to take the gritty, desolate world of fused mutations in the aftermath of nuclear annihilation and drip just enough tender humanity into it to make a grim ending a little sharper. Leaving the reader hungry for the plot turns of the third installment.It was an unexpected pleasure to return to the characters that were so vividly realized in Pure and follow their story a little deeper into this saga. The action sequences are well structured even if the quality of writing about them falters a bit. And some of the story lines cut a little too close to cliche for my taste. But the writing is convincing where character development is concerned as each character has their own, credible motivations and sympathetic turns. Ultimately, this makes for a solid page turner.But be warned. It's the mother of all cliff hangers and the third book isn't due until February.

  • Vendea
    2019-02-13 23:24

    Přijde mi, že za některé části píše jiná autorka, jinak to není možný. V podstatě se tu nic nestalo, celá banda pobíhá okolo toho samého faktu, který se řešil v prvním díle... Kapitoly z pohledu El Capitana jsou skvělé... i Bradwell zůstal stejně okouzlující jako v první části. Partridge bych nejradši vystřelila na měsíc - ten kluk je totální idiot. Lyda to samé ( a nesnaž se ze sebe dělat drsňačku, to, co se ti stalo, jsem odhadla přesně ve chvíli, kdy sis to podělala). A Pressia? Kdyby tolik nefňukala, tak by se to dalo. Jsem vážně zvědavá, kdy přijde nějaký pořádný zvrat.3.5/5*

  • Saul Gonzalez
    2019-02-16 00:42

    Tarde como un mes, pero por fin lo termine

  • Louisa
    2019-02-20 02:32

    So much happens in this book, and it's just so good! Loved these developments, and following the clues that Art left, and all that, just really great! Really can't wait to read Burn!

  • Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
    2019-01-26 18:49

    Outstanding!!The characters in this series are unforgettable. The author did a great job at the details. Just as good as the first and now on to the third book in the series.