P E R F E C T
Rating : 4 /5
Blurb : (from GoodReads)
Celestine North is Flawed.
Ever since Judge Crevan 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 risk her life to save all Flawed people.
My Review :
By no means is this a “perfect” book however it does demand your attention and is very enjoyable.
Perfect is the follow up to Flawed (you can read my review here) and continues the story pretty much where the first book left it. Celestine North is still the most “flawed” person in the land and is now on the run. Celestine’s sense of normality has been completely fractured and all her freedom has been snatched from her.
It is just a fast paced and action packed as the first. Celestine faces a number of battles in this book some internally most externally. All the characters from the first make an appearance, along with a host of new characters. It is a little character heavy in places but not so much that it affects the story.
For a YA novel it has the right amount of romance and action to keep the reader entertained. Personally I think this series would have benefited from being a trilogy rather than a duology. I strongly suspect that there was more story there than what was shared as a few things were glossed over very quickly. Also some of the characters were so strong that they deserved more time to share their stories a little more.
My biggest criticism of the whole story is the authors need to keep repeating things that I have already read, either in the previous book or earlier on in this book. The repetition stopped about two thirds of the way into the book, then the story began to get a sense of itself and gain momentum.
Cecelia Ahern’s craftsmanship really impressed me at certain points throughout this book. At times her words were really quite profound. I am also a sucker for a good heartfelt speech. I do believe this is one of the best quotes from the book :
“Mistakes are nothing to be ashamed of. Mistakes teach us to take responsibility. They teach us what works and what doesn’t. We learn what we would do differently next time, how we will be different better and wiser in the future. We are not just walking mistakes, we are human.”
Overall it is a good conclusion to an intriguing dystopian fantasy.