Saturday, 2 April 2016

Flawed - Cecelia Ahern

Oh my goodness - this book!!! If you're reading this blog you should stop right now and go and instantly download Flawed by Cecelia Ahern, it is that good of a book you must buy it instantly. I love Cecelia Ahern's other novels and I love young adult books so when I heard that she was writing one I have been eagerly waiting it's release since. Many thanks to Harper Collins UK for allowing me to receive an advanced copy in order to review this book. 

Celestine lives in a world where you have to be perfect, one slip up and you're branded as flawed - an outcast of society. Celestine is basically the definition of perfect, she's a perfect student, dates Art Crevan and she never tows out of line. Then one day all the rules Celestine has learnt go out the window as she helps a flawed elderly gentleman on the bus who is struggling to breathe. Helping a flawed is strictly forbidden so she lands herself in deep trouble which ultimately could lead to her being branded as flawed herself. 

If you can't tell by now, I absolutely adored this book. The idea of living in a world that is perfect and those who disobey the rules are outcasted from society is such an interesting concept for a book. I personally thought that it worked extremely well. In true Cecelia Ahern style the book is so well written and kept me gripped the entire way through. Just a note for people like me who have a slightly sensitive stomach, there is some very intense descriptions of the flawed branding process! These chapters only add to the book but they did make me feel a tad queasy!

The characters are wonderful. I've read mixed reviews with mixed opinions on Celestine but personally I really enjoyed reading about her. The progression she made as a character is fantastic. It's interesting to read about someone who is so certain that the world only has two options, right and wrong and see how she slowly starts realising that's maybe not the case. Celestine's family were also enjoyable to read about, in particularly her grandad. 

The ending of the book though nearly made me throw my kindle out of the window. You just cannot end a book with such a cliffhanger! I am now already eagerly awaiting book number two in the series! 

If you read the synopsis and it sounds like something you would enjoy, you must pick this book up! It's one of my favourite books of this genre that I have read in quite some time so I couldn't recommend it more. 

Synopsis -

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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