Review: Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch

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Release Date: July 1, 2014

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Genre: YA Science Fiction/Dystopia

Format: ebook (304 pages)

Source: Publisher for review

Rating: 3 Stars

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Description

Perfection comes at a price.

As soon as the government passed legislation allowing humans to be genetically engineered and sold as pets, the rich and powerful rushed to own beautiful girls like Ella. Trained from birth to be graceful, demure, and above all, perfect, these “family companions” enter their masters’ homes prepared to live a life of idle luxury.

Ella is happy with her new role as playmate for a congressman’s bubbly young daughter, but she doesn’t expect Penn, the congressman’s handsome and rebellious son. He’s the only person who sees beyond the perfect exterior to the girl within. Falling for him goes against every rule she knows…and the freedom she finds with him is intoxicating.

But when Ella is kidnapped and thrust into the dark underworld lurking beneath her pampered life, she’s faced with an unthinkable choice. Because the only thing more dangerous than staying with Penn’s family is leaving…and if she’s unsuccessful, she’ll face a fate far worse than death.

For fans of Keira Cass’s Selection series and Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden series, Perfected is a chilling look at what it means to be human, and a stunning celebration of the power of love to set us free, wrapped in a glamorous—and dangerous—bow.

My Thoughts

A fairly good read. Genetically engineered teens as pets. Disgusting right. This is the world that Ella lives in. I really hope this is a series because the ending just didn’t do it for me. The world building was not 100%, simply because there are things that I still need to know. The romance between Ella and Penn was good, though it happened too fast for my liking.

The only things Ella knows, are the things that she has been groomed to do. I like the fact that Penn showed her new things, especially the music. There’s not really much to this book, aside from the atrocious “pet” reference. I would definitely read the next book (if there is one), just to see where it goes. I’d recommend this to those who are looking for a fast read. I’ve not read The Selection, as this has been compared to, so if you have then you may enjoy this book. Again, fairly good.

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