Monday, 2 May 2016

Review - Flawed (Flawed, #1) by Cecelia Ahern

Title: Flawed (Flawed, #1)
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Pages: 334
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: 5th April 2016

Blurb from Goodreads: 

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 her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which obedience is paramount and rebellion is punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

My Review:
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Macmillan Children's Publishing Group/Feiwel & Friends and NetGalley*

Celestine North is the epitome of the word 'perfect' - She is a perfect daughter, student and girlfriend.
But then Celestine's beliefs are brought into question and she breaks a rule. Having aided a Flawed, someone who has themselves broken a rule and been branded and made an outcast of society, Celestine now faces either prison or being declared Flawed.
If Celestine is found Flawed her life will be changed forever and her family will be never be the same.

Flawed was a mixed read for me.
I liked Celestine and felt really sorry for her at a certain thing that happened. However, at times she annoyed me.
There weren't any characters that really stood out for me.
The plot was okay and the idea of a system where people are marked as Flawed was rather scary and believable. Yet it didn't feel that unique but that's probably because I've read quite a few dystopian books now. Nothing that happened really shocked me - apart from the thing I mentioned above - and I wasn't gripped.
There was only a little bit of romance.
I've read some books by Cecelia Ahern and I like her writing style but I don't think I will be reading the sequel.

Overall this was an okay but slightly disappointing read.