Author: Cecelia Ahern
Series Number: 2
Publication Date: April 6, 2017
Genres: YA Dystopia
Where I received the book: I received a copy of this book from HarperCollins NZ to review.
Summary: When we embrace all our flaws, that’s when we can finally become perfect…
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 the complicated, powerfully attractive Carrick, the only person she can trust. But Celestine has a secret – one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground.
Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine. With tensions building, Celestine must make a choice: save only herself, or risk her life to save all the Flawed. And, most important of all, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed…?
i read flawed in one sitting, i loved it so much. of course, perfect wasn’t disappointing in the slightest. i’m sad to see this duology end, but i’m also glad that it wasn’t dragged out like some series are, y’know?
i wasn’t a big fan of the romance in the first book. i didn’t like either love interests, and i felt that neither the romantic subplots nor the characters got the development the needed. they were just kinda there.
i love how perfect had a lot more action in it than flawed. it felt strange to read initially because i was expecting something like flawed and more on the contemporary side of the dystopian genre, not so brutal. it was a good change.
i loved celestine even more in perfect. she was more determined than before. she grew so much as a character, it’s hard not to like her. i wasn’t her biggest fan during the first book, but i’ve come to love her a lot over the 2 books. i’m a little disappointed with her sister – i’d expected more from her but i do like how she acted in the end. the family dynamic in this duology is amazing. many ya books seem to forget about family, especially the parents.
another thing i really enjoyed about perfect was the flow from book 1 to 2. i read these books back to back and it felt like one big story rather than two separate books.
the only thing that i didn’t like about this book is one of the last scenes that’s supposed to be empowering but came off more as self harm than anything. i won’t say what, for sake of spoilers, but i feel like the only one who’s felt this way towards the ending.
overall, perfect was a phenomenal read and a great ending to a series. i hope more people read this book, as i don’t see any hype for it (and flawed definitely deserves it).