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Most of the story centers on Morgan living a highly regimented life and gradually discovering that Internment is corrupt and oppressive. There is some romance in the story, but not much romantic tension--the story begins with Morgan matched up with her betrothed, Basil, and they are more or less are in love from the get go.
Most of the story centers around a murder that happens early on, and it's an event that soon leads Morgan to question what she's been told and consider leaving Internment by taking a suicidal leap off the edge. Near the end of a book, a different opportunity to leave Internment presents itself.
On the positive side, the characters have a lot of depth and the writing is generally good. On the negative side, as noted above, I found the world building to be too shallow. Also, the ending was a little weird IMO--again, there were too many `how is this possible?' questions for me to buy into it. Maybe the next book can overcome these problems by giving some backstory on things, but for now one has to judge this book on a stand alone basis.
The thing with this book is that its the easily forgettable type of books, you won't find any great characters that stick with you nor any striking plot...the setting is the most imaginative thing you'll set out of this book: Morgan is among the "sky people" where there is a land suspended up above in the sky by the Sky God.
And there you have it. The setting. She, along with her family and friends live in a city that hangs in the sky and going to the edge of the land is forbidden though a few rebellious ones have tried and harmed themselves by doing so. Still, Morgan cannot stop herself from imaging what lies beyond her little world in the sky.
-It is a fluid read, it runs along nicely, the language is concise and easy to follow.
-Each chapter starts with a quote that's quite meaningful and deep.
-Characters are likable enough.
-Setting is quite unique but it isn't hard to understand or imagine the world that Morgan lives in.
-Religion. The explanation of a lot of things in the novel is explained by religion, especially how the inhabitants came to live in the sky...I thought it's a great reflection of how we, in real life, explain things away with religion and I thought that eventually Morgan would come to see that the way things are isn't because the "Sky God" ordered it to be that way. I was waiting for her to see that maybe she wasn't living on a land floating in the sky but was told so for whatever reason and that everything she knew was a lie.Read more ›
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Perfect Ruin is a very, very intricate YA Dystopia book, probably one of the most beautiful I’ve read so far. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Mariana Nguyen
I first found this author reading book 1 in the chemical garden. I enjoyed it and when I saw this series I thought I would give it a try. I'm glad I did. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
So I read this when I was about 12 and I couldn't stop myself from reading it over and over again. It is a very well written and detailed story with drama and is a great starter to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed Wither by Lauren DeStefano. That being said, I assumed (and hoped) I'd like Perfect Ruin. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Chels
"If you've never been afraid, then you haven't had your moment of bravery yet."
"I can love only what I have experienced. Read more
I love her books. This is another good story. The only reason I didn't give it a full five stars is because I felt like some parts were slow, probably just filler pages, But that's... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Danie S.
This book was recommended so highly that, despite the fact that I generally do not read young adult fiction, I picked it up. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Becky
With Perfect Ruin, Lauren DeStefano has written an amazing, imaginative world filled with incredible, lovable characters. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Meredith @ Pandora's Books
Morgan is dissatisfied with her life on Internment, but seeing as they live on a floating island, there aren't many options to branch out. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Beauty but a Funny Girl
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