Advanced Readers Book Review: Perfect by Cecelia Ahern

March 6, 2017 Advanced Readers Copy, Book Reviews 0

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Advanced Readers Book Review: Perfect by Cecelia AhernPerfect (Flawed, #2) by Cecelia Ahern
Published by Feiwel & Friends on April 4th 2017
Genres: Dystopian
Pages: 352
Source: NetGalley
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Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine's life has completely fractured--all her freedoms gone.
Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she has been a ghost, on the run with Carrick--the only person she can trust.
But Celestine has a secret--one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground. A secret that has already caused countless people to go missing.
Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine. With tensions building, Celestine must make a choice: save just herself or to risk her life to save all Flawed people.
And, most important of all, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed?

 

My thoughts

I was fortunate enough to wait to read book one in this series so when I saw this book, Perfect, on Netgalley I figured I would give both a try. I am so glad I did because I had my ARC ready and opened the second I finished Flawed.

Flawed is a dystopian set in a world very much like ours but where if anyone sins they are punished severely. That punishment leaves a brand on the skin of the perpetrator and then they can no longer live in society the way they did prior to the branding. Each sin is given a different punishment but then you are made to wear an arm band the notifies everyone around you that you are Flawed.

Perfect picks up right where it left off with Celestine. She is trying to figure out who she can trust but in this new place in her life she is not sure just who is an ally or who will turn her in.

There are so many twists and turns in this, not only for the reader but also for Celestine. I read this so quickly that the only thing I wrote down in my reader’s journal was OH CRAP and I think that was around 65% but I can’t say for sure because I moved right along!

This is one of those where you want the characters to be safe and as the reader you feel for them but I also did not want the story to end. I want more! Although Cecelia did wrap it up beautifully but with such a heart-wrenching story I just needed a few more, say 100 more pages to get me through the end. Of course with this kind of story I would ask for yet another 100 pages if she yielded to my request!

You’ll definitely want to read the first to understand, although there are some reminders, the full story. I think that Celestine’s story is worth living with her. It’s horrific but has moments of hope and happiness.

Fantastic story. FIVES all around!

 

Rating Report
Plot
5 / 5
Character Development
5 / 5
Writing Style
5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
Cover
5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

 

 

Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. She is now published in nearly fifty countries, and has sold over twenty-five million copies of her novels worldwide. Two of her books have been adapted as films and she has created several TV series.

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