A wonderful read!,
This review is from: The Blemished (Blemished #1) (Blemished Series) (Kindle Edition)
It is fantastic to read a teenage novel that has a really headstrong, believable heroine, Mina Hart. The story includes issues that are prominent today, such as how women are portrayed in the media and designer babies, and the issues are raised in a very clever and interesting way.
The plot has everything that a teenage dystopian novel needs: romance, action and fear. The story progresses at an intense pace, starting and finishing right in the middle of the action. The segregation between the Blemished and the GEM people (the two groups in the story: GEM people were designer babies, Blemished were not) is written in a very hard-hitting way, but also a way that is very clear to understand.
The novel challenged my way of thinking, and the plot took me on so many twists and turns that I could never guess what was going to happen! The love triangle (which is something I don't normally like in teenage books but it was done really well in "The Blemished") had a unique twist, which I really enjoyed. All of the characters are so real, and lifelike they could be flesh and blood, not paper and ink! Both the plot and characters developed very smoothly, and everything came together beautifully at the end.
Every turn that the plot took was a complete surprise to me! I was shocked to the core at some parts, and filled with emotion at others. The plot has the ability to turn your emotions very quickly from anger to sadness to happiness! It is an amazing novel that you should read if you enjoy teenage books, action, science fiction or simply fantastically addictive plots!
I read this book non-stop in three days, and as soon as I was finished I desperately wanted to read it again! I feel that you could read it a dozen times and still pick up on new themes, issues and interesting points every time. It is a truly wonderful novel that will draw you in from the very first page, and refuse to be let out of your thoughts until the very last page!