PERFECT By Cecelia Ahern

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PERFECT By Cecelia AhernPerfect by Cecelia Ahern
Series: Flawed #2
Published by Feiwel & Friends on 4/4/17
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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ReviewedbyDani

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, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed?

Short and Sweet

Perfect starts off two weeks later from where Flawed ended. Celsetine is now in hiding and is considered to be an evader. Celestine has to figure out who she can trust, and how she can bring down Crevan, the flawed system, and the Guild.

Characters

Celestine: Our main character who is on the run. She’s smart but she thinks with her heart when she should be thinking with her head.

Carrick: A fellow flawed. Who is supportive of the flawed movement and is trying to help Celestine, but he also has motives of his own.

Romance

There is a bit of a love triangle in this book, between Celestine, Carrick, and Art. I didn’t like it at all. Honestly, Carrick was helping Celestine and while I did question his motives he did genuinely care about her. And we do see Art again and we get a bit of a surprise when we see him in this book. It’s not surprising that she would still have feelings for Art but I think Celestine needed to make up her mind. I find it rude that she would even question going back with one guy after the other guy has risked so much to help her.

Quotes

“I thought I was smart, but I’m not smart enough.”

“It was a bus that I lost my faith in humanity. It was on a bus that it was restored.”

My Thoughts

~Let me start off by saying I did enjoy this book a lot more than the first.

~ I loved that Celestine was on the run this time and she couldn’t really trust anyone. I liked that she was in survivor mode. In Flawed she was banking that her relationship with Crevan would get her out of her predicament.

~ We get to know more about Carrick in this book, he played a bigger part in this book. He helped Celestine get away from whistleblowers on more than one occasion.

~ We also meet a few more flawed people who are on board to help Celestine mainly because they’re ready to be treated equally in this society.

~ I liked how everything came full circle and how people tried to help Celestine and how she kind of had a plan and how she usually stayed one step ahead the people who were trying to stop her.

~A few people helped Celestine that we wouldn’t expect. Which was interesting it had me worrying about if these people would be caught.

~ One thing that bothered me was how stubborn Celestine was, like I said above she thinks with her heart most of the time and not with her head. She had me frustrated sometimes with the way she would almost ruin a plan because she was being stubborn.

Overall

Perfect is a great ending to this duology. It had me on the edge of my seat worrying about how things would turn out and if Celestine would be able to accomplish what she set out for. The ending was good it had me guessing at what scenario would happen. I would recommend this book, I definitely think this book is better than the first but to get to this book you have to read Flawed, just so everything will make sense.

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LAST SEEN LEAVING By Caleb Roehrig

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
LAST SEEN LEAVING By Caleb RoehrigLast Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
Published by Feiwel & Friends on 10/4/16
Genres: Contemporary, LGBT, Mystery & Detective, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
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ReviewedbyDani

Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking question he can't answer, and her friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn―as January's boyfriend, he must know something.

But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January's disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.

Short and Sweet

After coming home and seeing cops at his house Flynn begins to freak out (for all the wrong reasons). Flynn soon learns that his girlfriend January has gone missing and the cops believe he’s involved somehow. Flynn takes it upon himself to find out what happened January. The more he finds out about January the more he learns about himself as well.

My Thoughts

~I enjoyed Flynn as a main character. It was nice that he still cared about January even though their relationship was on the rocks. I definitely thought he should have been honest with January about his sexuality.

~Flynn begins his search by finding people January has mentioned. He soon discovers that what January has been telling people doesn’t match up to what happened in reality.

~I liked Flynn’s interactions other characters. He’s smart and funny and had a way of getting through to people.

~Seeing the flashbacks was nice, it was interesting to see how January and Flynn’s relationship was before January’s disappearance.

~Some moments definitely had my heart racing and on the edge of my seat!

Overall

I was hooked from the first page! I couldn’t put it down, it didn’t take me long to finish. The plot and mystery was great. There were a few twist so I didn’t know who to suspect. I also liked seeing Flynn grow and accept himself for who he really is. I think this book is amazing! Highly recommending this book and it’s perfect, because Halloween is right around the corner!

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FLAWED By Cecelia Ahern

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FLAWED By Cecelia AhernFlawed by Cecelia Ahern
Series: Flawed #1
Published by Feiwel & Friends on 4/5/16
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
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ReviewedbyDani

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 in which 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.

Short and Sweet

Ah where do I even begin? Flawed is about Celestine who lives in a dystopian society where poor judgements and mistakes are not allowed. If you are found guilty of such mistakes you’ll be branded Flawed. “The Flawed are regular citizens who have made moral or ethical mistakes in society.” Our sweet perfect protagonist makes a bad decision one day and now she may be found to be something she never thought she’d be. FLAWED!

What I liked

~The last half of the book I mean when you get halfway through the book is when Celestine begins to seem a little smarter.

~Toward the end things start to pick up.

~When Celestine starts to figure things out.

What I didn’t like

~Celestine at the beginning of the book I mean OMG. This girl was so into herself I can’t even explain how ridiculous it was. “I’m just perfect. That’s all.”

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~The beginning was slow.

~This society is also ridiculous I mean really the flawed have to shop in there own little space at the grocery store.

Quotes

Lets look at a few quotes. Shall we?

“Do they swap stories of how Flawed they are? Show their brands and laugh with pride, or are they ashamed, as they should be?”

“I see the large F symbol on his armband and I shudder, annoyed with myself for ever thinking someone like him could possibly be related to me.”

WHAT DO YOU MEAN!!!?? Ugh

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Overall

I mean it gets better towards the end but Celestine still does things that make you question how she’s an A student. I guess this book is a hit or miss depending on who you are and what you like. I would read the sequel just to see what’s going to happen next.

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