Our lovely readers,
Let's all mentally send love and wonderful Disney wishes to Ashley, okay? (If you haven't been updated, read yesterday's post with all the awesome Disney pictures.) I know I am. She's such an amazing friend. I love her to death and back!
Anywho, today's review is for Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano, who also wrote The Chemical Garden Trilogy, another amazing set of dystopian novels (expect a review in the future). I love that she did the trilogy, then moved on with a different future world with different issues and people and solutions. Many authors are so repetitive in each novel , so I truly appreciate this talented author.
Summary: "On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream. Unless you approach the edge.
Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy she’s engaged to marry.
Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, he is the boy being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find – or whom she will lose." (Shout out to Goodreads!)
This book is so interesting and cool. The idea of a floating piece of land that is so because of unclear reasons is so cool. Then there's the characters, who are all so unique and whole in their own ways. You'll be surprised and taken aback by the wonderful way this novel is written, and you'll also be thinking over our governmental rules and regulations, as well as the thoughts and facts you take for granted. The storyline is brilliant, by the way. The whole society seems so real and practical, as do the characters. I just have had no issues with this book. It unexpectedly sucked me in right away, and I was hooked. I also got tons of quotes -- serious and funny -- from here to put in my quote book!
In Conclusion: Read it! It's original, and it makes you truly think. So go for it!