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IMPURE, By Leah Vernon


IMPURE by Leah Vernon

With winter creeping in, now is a good time to grab a few good reads and get cozy. Leah Vernon’s Impure should be one book you should get. This book already has some great reviews.
Refreshing, intense and great summer read. I have already given this book to a number of other people. Keep on, Leah Vernon! –Reader D

Definitely a summer read. This dystopian society is far beyond anything I’ve ever read. It’s refreshing, powerful, and tantalizing. This story will take you through loops and turns and have you guessing until the end. –Amazon Customer

Vernon’s fresh and engaging writing voice brings the reader straight into a post-apocalyptic world–reminiscent of Orwell’s 1984, but in an even more futuristic, sci-fi manner. She smoothly transitions from different characters’ points of view on a nation now divided by class, and dominated by survival of the fittest. –Rachael Huges

Here’s the synopsis;
Under the rule of a tyrant, Americans were divided by race and class. Hate and inequality reigned. Hispanics and Blacks had no choice but to overthrow the government and exterminate the Caucasian “Europe” race. The few Europes who managed to survive are now classified as Lower Residents and are used as slaves to rebuild the New America—The Southern Region.
Sixteen-year-old Saige, whose parents broke the “purity clause”, pays for their mistake far after their publicized executions. As an Impure, she now must escape the tyranny and sneak over the Border to freedom. Avi, who is destined to succeed her father as General, is conflicted by her loyalty to her authoritarian Elite family and her love for a Europe rebel. Leo, a Lower Resident worker who rebels believe God has sent, will lead them to salvation against the Union. These three teenage adversaries from different castes are forced to rely on one another to thwart a dictator’s plans for mass genocide.
And they’re about to start a revolution.

About the Author

Leah V. is a twenty-something African-American Muslim author from Detroit who loves Sailor Moon and X-Men. Her main focus is bringing diversity to commercial YA/NA fiction. She has a business degree as well as an M.A./MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University. When she isn’t creating futuristic worlds, she’s modeling, and tending to her body-positive style blog.

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