Published By: Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: July 16, 2013
Genre: YA - Dystopia
The personification of Aryan purity, Ellyssa's spent her whole life under her creator's strict training and guidance; her purpose is to eradicate inferior beings. She was genetically engineered to be the perfect soldier: strong, intelligent, unemotional, and telepathic.
Only Ellyssa isn't perfect.
Ellyssa feels emotions--a fact she's spent her life concealing. Until she encounters the epitome of inferiority: a dark-haired boy raised among renegades hiding since the Nazis won the war a century ago. He speaks to her telepathically, pushing thoughts into her mind, despite the impossibility of such a substandard person having psychic abilities.
But he does.
His unspoken words and visions of a place she's never visited make Ellyssa question her creator. Confused and afraid her secret will be discovered, Ellyssa runs away, embarking on a journey where she discovers there is more to her than perfection
So I absolutely 100% adored this book. It's one of the best dystopia novels I have ever read and so I am here to tell you WHY you should read.
K-Books Top 5 Reasons to read Perfection by JL Spelbring:
1. It's completely 100% Unique and Fresh
The thing that completely hit me when I first started reading Perfection was that even though it is in a well known and very popular, at least right now, genre (Dystopia) it's completely new and unique. It's such a fresh and new idea that nobody has done before. We are transported into a Nazi world where the Nazi's won the way and anyone who isn't the perfect 'blond haired blue eyes' person is either eradicated or on the run known as a Renegade. Throw out all of your thoughts on YA dystopia novels because this will challenge each and every one.
2. We have an absolutely kick-ass Female Protagonist.
Enter Ellyssa, she is beautiful, strong and kick-ass. Not only because she is pretty special. She has a special power, she can read people's minds but that not all. She is pretty damn kick-ass. She is trained in fighting so she knows how to kick someone's ass and she won't take crap from nobody. Beware people because she will take you down!
3. You have gorgeous swoon-worthy boys
Who doesn't love a gorgeous swoon worthy boy? Rein is perfect. He is a Renegade and is all about going down fighting. From the moment we met this beautiful boy with the piercing green eyes... yeah green eyes! (nuff said) I was sold. He is strong, protective and swoon-worthy. The book is worth reading just so we get to meet Rein.
4. There's a perfect balence of action and romance
I am definitely a romance kinda girl and I love romance in my books. Well JL Spelbring has the perfect balance of the typical dystopia action scenes that we have all come to obsess over in dystopic fiction. Add that to the perfect balance of romance. The action scenes are heart-stopping and the romance is breath-taking. I love how the romance isn't rushed, it takes its time and slowly developed throughout the book. It's pretty damn perfect!
5. It has a deep meaning underneath the story
I know I'm not the only one who just adored finding these deep meanings in novels underneath the story what does the story show on a deeper level and Perfection has one of the best. Ellyssa has been taught that emotions are a weakness and throughout the book she discovers that they are not. We learn how to trust in feelings, something we learn as a child but we see it being learnt now through Young Adult Ellyssa. Not only that we see her start to trust and believe in family. Perfection is in a word Perfection!
Snippet of K-Books Perfection Review:
"Perfection absolutely blew me away. Just thinking about a world where the Nazi's won the way completely and utterly baffles me. I mean it is something I would never want to think about because that world would just be too scary. JL Spelbrings brings it to life and writes it perfectly. Her writing style sucked me in right from the start of the book and I couldn't put it down. This is one of the most cleverly-thought-out and unique dystopia's I've ever read and it is so realistic. I mean this book literally scares me... not because it's frightening or creepy but because thinking about it if the Nazi's had in fact won the war I could totally see this actually happening... and that's scary."
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