Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.
I absolutely love Cecelia Ahern's novels and when I knew she was writing a YA I knew I wanted to get my hands on a copy. I was over the moon to find out that I had won a competition to receive an early copy of Flawed. As soon as my copy arrived I began and I am so glad I did, this certainly disappoint. The only thing I am disappointed about is that I need to wait a whole year for the next in the installment.
Normally I do not like dystopians, they tend to be a bit too far fetched for me and I find it difficult to relate to them as they are too far away from reality. This book however is very different. Although it is a dystopian I would say this is a great introduction into the genre if like me you don't really get on with them very well.
This is such an interesting book, one that stayed with me night after night of reading parts of it, I haven't been so hooked on a book for a long time. Celestine is perfect, living her life with her prefect boyfriend Art. They live in a controlled society, one where they can be branded flawed for doing things that are considered wrong. Not by the police but by the Guild.
One day Celestine finds herself in a situation, one that she cannot ignore , she chooses to make a quick decision, one which now could be life changing.
There were times in the book when I didn't want to keep reading through discuss of parts of it, then there were other parts, which I thought was completely unfair and I wished I could influence Celestine and other characters in the book. I felt I was on a roller coaster ride with Celestine and never knew who I could trust. Even after finishing the novel I am still unsure of characters and not sure if they have an ulterior motive.
This for me was totally new and unique, I have never read a book like this. It was totally engaging and I honestly had no idea where the book was going. I really enjoyed this debut young adult, there was a lot of description and the characters were well developed.
I loved Carrick in the story, there is so much mystery with him, some of which still are not clear. I think Art was too weak and he doesn't have a back bone, not willing to stand up for himself or to his father. I think he would have gained more respect from me if he had shown a more courageous side.
The only negative I have about this book is that there are a lot of unanswered questions and we were left on a huge cliff hanger. This is the first in a series, I will definitely be keeping my eyes out for Perfect next year.
I would recommend this book to Cecelia Ahern fans as well as those who read young adult books. I feel if you are new to dystopians and want to get into them, this would be a good one to start with.
I would like to thank Maximum Pop for sending this in exchange for an honest review.