Review: Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch

Posted July 3, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Perfected by Kate Jarvik BirchPerfected by Kate Jarvik Birch
Published by Entangled Teen on July 1st, 2013
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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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 glamorous—and dangerous—bow.

bookreviewPerfected is recommended to fans of The Chemical Garden Trilogy by Lauren DeStefano, ad it definitely fits the bill.

Ella is a pet.  She’s been told how to behave, and make her owners happy.  She’s not supposed to have thoughts of her own.  When she starts wanting things, she thinks something is wrong with her.  I loved all of the characters, except for the congressman.  He seriously creeped me out.  He’s not necessarily mean, but he’s possessive and doesn’t want anything to happen to the family pet.

This world of pets is awful.  It brings to light how awful it can be to be owned, and pretty much enslaved.  The pets don’t get a voice in anything that happens to them, they are just sold off to the highest bidder.  There were so many times that I would cringe when things were said about the pets.

Perfected makes you think about the price of perfection, and the morality of having pets in this world.

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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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