Sunday, 6 July 2014

Review - Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch

Title: Perfected
Author: Kate Jarvik Birch
Pages: 400
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Release date: 1st July 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

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...

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and Kate Jarvik Birch*

3/5 stars

Trained to be the perfect pet, number 8 is beautiful, graceful and talented. Number 8 is taken from her kennels and to her new home as pet to a congressman and given the name Ella. 

But life as a pet isn't anything like what Ella was taught to expect and things become complicated when she starts having feelings for Penn the congressman's son.

I enjoyed this book. The idea that people were creating genetically engineered humans as pets was rather disturbing but interesting. 
Ella was likeable and while the writing was easy to follow, the plot was slightly predictable. 

Overall this was a good read that I would recommend.