24 March 2016

Release Day Review - Flawed

by Cecelia Ahern

Releases today in UK & 5th April in US!!

The stunning YA debut from internationally bestselling author Cecelia Ahern.

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.

In this stunning novel, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and mistakes are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

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Releases today (24th March 2016) by Harper Collins Children's - ISBN: 9780008125097

Buy links:

Amazon US * Amazon UK

I received a copy in exchange from the publisher (via NetGalley) for an honest review!

What I say: I've been a fan of Cecelia Ahern's stories since PS I Love You made me ugly cry all those years ago and was thrilled at the chance to read a YA paranormal fantasy dystopian story written by her.

In Celestine's world being anything less than perfect an well behaved his considered wrong and different. Not following the rules means you are Flawed and are considered worse than criminals. You don't even need to have done something wrong but just be conceived as doing so and you're already judged as Flawed.  It's all very Scarlet letter, name and shame. The concept reminded me of NAMELESS meets the sci-fi movie Minority Report.

I have to admit I didn't instantly warm to Celestine, it took me a while to like her, but I felt as though this is sort of the point - she's not supposed to be instantly likeable. The more the story progressed the more I liked her.

I wasn't sure what to make of certain characters. For most of the book I really disliked one particularly sneaky character, but I may have been rather quick to judge?!

Onto the romance - I'm not sure how I feel about the guys in Flawed and I kept changing my mind about who I preferred and why, but I wouldn't really class the book as YA romance because it's more about the Flawed and the broken society.

The pacing is a little slow in places but it builds momento and sets up things nicely for the sequel. Be prepared for a but of a cliffy...

3.5 - 4 Stars in my Sky!


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