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Perfection Kindle Edition
"Salt to the Sea" by Ruta Sepetys
Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival. See more
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Her novel, Perfection, will be released in July, 2013.
Top Customer Reviews
Imagine a world where World War II had gone very differently. A world where Hitler had succeeded in his pursuit of purity. Well that is the world this book is set in. This is a world built on the ideals of Hitler. A world that is still striving for perfection. A world eradicating anyone different, whether it be brown eyes, brown hair, or darker skin. If it is not blue eyes and blond hair, it's imperfect. You could see how things may get crazy in this world. You can also probably guess where the genetic altering comes in now too. Genetic altering can make the world perfect and create a "superior" being. This is what Ellyssa is a product of.
Ellyssa was an awesome heroine. It was so interesting to watch her throw away everything she thought she knew and open up to new ideals. She slowly learns to feel, but she still remains deadly and smart. I love how she recognized her shortcomings and realized that she may be smart but that she still has a lot to learn. I also liked how truly kickass she was. I also loved that we got to see the other side of things in Perfection. We got to read from the villain's point of view as well, which is something I always enjoy. It is so interesting and scary being inside their heads.
What I really loved about this book is that it took me on an awesome ride. It was nonstop action from beginning to end. The book opens up to Ellyssa on the run.Read more ›
This is an alternate history I guess you would consider, because it is basically a dystopia where Hitler's ideals are realized and they are working to eradicate those who aren't of perfect race, and taking it even further with superior intelligence and strength.
She tries to run away from the place she was made/born because a strange for this world looking boy with dark hair being questioned broke through her mental shield and screamed a place at her. And she deletes and changes things in the database and goes on the run. It's so much fun to watch her learn to trust others, feel loss, sorrow, joy, laughter, and most of all, fall in love.
While I understood the choice for a third person pov, I connected most with Ellyssa and wanted to be from her point of view the most. I didn't connect with the other characters, but they gave valuable insight into what is going on while Ellyssa is running and when she finds unlikely allies.
There is plenty of action behind the character development to keep the story going. The ending is pretty good, but the epilogue makes me know there needs to be another book in this series. There are also ingeniously crafted villains that will make you want to wring out their brains.
Bottom Line: Action packed and chilling alternate history with a main character I grew to love.
Lots of action and suspense. I can't wait to find out what happens next. The cliffhanger ending is fabulous!
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am giving this book a solid three and a half stars. It was engaging from the first page until the last and I was completely invested in the characters and in the story. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Arali
Oh man! This story was incredible! It was almost like a coming of age novel. The story is set in current times (as far as I could tell) but instead of the Allies winning World War... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Tulene Farwell
This is a story with little depth. The most interesting thing was the enlightenment of the central character and that was fluffy. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Emerald Tommy
I loved this book! All of the action and adventure was awesome. I recommend this to anyone who likes action books or anyone who enjoys an interesting story and plot.Published 10 months ago by Luke Clay
This book is a good attempt to do something different in the hunger games/divergent/maze runner genre. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mark M
I liked this book because I have always thought there are still those out there who are trying to manipulate the human mind and body to fit their idea of how it should be. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Katherine Byrd
Perfection was a book that I was happy I stuck with. The beginning started with a lot of action and it was a little jarring for me. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Heather's Book Chatter
I was incredibly intrigued after reading the synopsis for this story. I had imaged interesting scenarios for a world where Hitler had won the war. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Monique @ Mo_Books
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