"When the end came, the world was divided. Those considered perfect, the Pure, sheltered inside the controlled Dome. Outside, the Wretches struggled in a destroyed world, crippled by the fusings that branded them after the apocalypse that changed everything..."
I started reading Fuse right after I finished the first in the trilogy, Pure (reviewed here). I had a couple of issues with Pure in that I found it far too slow to take off, although I did like it once I got into it. I enjoyed Fuse far more, and I loved the world the author created as well as her poetic style of writing.
One of my favourite aspects about this trilogy is how unpredictable it is. There are a lot of dystopians around these days, and often they all just end exactly the same as each other. This really wasn't the case with Fuse, although there were a couple of things about it that are very common in dystopians, I thought it was very original on the whole.
Another aspect I appreciated was all the research that went into the series. There was a bit of scientific stuff that had obviously been thoroughly researched, and I was glad that it had as it meant that the author could explain it well.
I found it a bit odd, but instead of my favourite character being Pressia, like I sort of felt she should be, my fave was actually El Capitan. I really, really hope that he has a happy ending, otherwise I might just cry!I really enjoyed Fuse and am looking forward to the last in the trilogy. If you can brush past the first 100-and-something pages in Pure, which I had a problem with as I felt they were too slow, I would recommend this series if you want something a little different from your average dystopian.
Review by Maya of What Should I Read Next?
Publisher: Headline (18 July 2013)