Published by Feiwel and Friends on April 5th 2016
You will be punished…
Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.
But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found flawed.
In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where perfection is paramount and flaws lead to punishment. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.
I subscribe to a great service called Owlcrate. It’s this really fun box that comes once a month with a book and a bunch of bookish goodies. When I got Flawed I squealed a bit with delight because Dystopian is my go to favorite genre but I put this on my desk and let it sit there. Then I saw Perfect, book two of the Flawed series in Netgalley and I knew it was time to read, read, read!
First of all, I have to say, this cover is gorgeous. It is simple and creates an impact!
The book is much like the cover. Cecilia introduces us to this young girl that is intelligent but sees the world in very black and white. She is able to understand her society and even embraces the idea of being perfect because of her upbringing. She doesn’t know any different. Until she makes a choice that is very unlike her and then her entire world and her life is thrown into question. Everything she believes in seems to be a lie and even her intelligence is not able to help her figure out how she got there and why.
The characters in this book will make you fall in love. Celestine is a fighter but she doesn’t know it. People start calling her a hero and all she sees is a frightened young girl that just turned 18. She fights against them even while she makes decisions that make her even more of a hero in their eyes.
Flawed reminds me of The Hunger Games where the society is told and made to do a certain thing and most believe in it and do not know how to fight back. This is like The Hunger Games and The Scarlet Letter had a baby. It’s awful and wonderful and heart wrenching but filled with hope.
|Overall:||5 / 5|