Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Book Review | Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch

I was bred to be the perfect pet. I was bred for my beauty and grace, to be a showpiece, an ornament to sit upon the couch, to sing, to dance, to play the piano and paint. I was bred to willingly put my owner's happiness before my own.

Until Penn. The handsome and rebellious son of the congressman who owns me, he's the only person who's seen past my perfect exterior to the girl underneath. Falling for him is forbidden. Falling for him is freeing.
But there's a dark underworld lurking beneath my pampered life. The only thing more dangerous than staying with Penn's family is escaping it, because if I fail, I face a fate far worse than death...

For fans of Kiera Cass's Selection series and Lauren DeStefano's Chemical Garden series, Perfected is a chilling look at what it means to be human, as well as a stunning celebration of the power of love to set us free, wrapped in a glamorousand dangerousbow.
Pages: 400 | Format: ebook from Netgalley | Goodreads | Amazon
*This book was provided to me via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
Perfected has a really interesting concept. The idea of humans being bred as pets for the rich and influential, had me interested from the moment I read the blurb for this book.
I went into this book thinking that it would either work really well, or it would be done badly and I'd end up not liking it at all. I was very happy to find that it was the former of the two.
The characters in this book were written really well. Throughout the novel you really got to know each of the characters, and they all have strong and believable roles.
The love interest in this book was written out really well. It didn't happen too fast, and the chemistry between the two of them worked really well. It was done really well, balancing the naivety of Ella with the more experienced Penn.
The blurb on the back mentions that fans of Kiera Cass' Selection series will like this book, and I would definitely agree with that. It has the same feel to it as The Selection books has, and that may be one of the reasons I really liked this book. 
I felt like the pacing of this book was spot on, there was enough happening to keep me interested and flicking the pages, and I was eager to find out what would happen in the end.
I would definitely recommend this book. It was a great read, really enjoyable and teh authors writing was really good.

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