MY RATING: 3.5 Stars
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 where 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.
*****I received an eARC of this book for an honest review.
I enjoyed Flawed. I found that it had such an awesome concept. It wasn’t too typical regarding a dystopian novel, but it still held the feel of a dystopian society. I personally felt that the pacing of Flawed was on the slower side, especially towards the beginning, but it was mostly in the middle, during trials where it picked up more. Towards the end, it once again slowed down some more.
One of my favorite things about Flawed is that our main character, Celestine isn’t white. WHAT?! *dramatic gasp* It’s definitely nice to see some character in our YA novels besides typical white girl meets hot guy, not that that is bad. I’m just saying, change is good. I really enjoyed reading about Celestine and her views on the world, she was a strong character and I liked her. There were times when I felt that I needed to slap her, but otherwise she was cool. My only problem with Celestine is that I felt she wasn’t very rounded, there was stuff to her, but I really wish there had been more.
As for the antagonist of Flawed , it isn’t an evil government that wants to take over the world. It’s actually one man. I thought he was a great bad guy. He was written so well and he was just so so evil. Loved it! I mean, I did hate him but if anything he was probably one of my favorite characters besides Celestine.
The one thing that I really didn’t like about Flawed was its lack of objective. Does that make any sense? What I’m saying is that though there were higher points in the story, it still felt as if there was nothing that added on to the higher objective, the goal of the entire story. Obviously, the rest is to be introduced in the second book, but as of now, it seemed Flawed lacked that spark into the beginning of a story.
Also, do you guys like this style of review or do you prefer I just divide it into what I liked and disliked?