Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine’s life has completely fractured–all her freedoms gone.

 Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she has been a ghost, on the run with Carrick–the only person she can trust.

But Celestine has a secret–one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground. A secret that has already caused countless people to go missing.

 Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine. With tensions building, Celestine must make a choice: save just herself or to risk her life to save all Flawed people.

And, most important of all, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed?

Cecelia Ahern created a worthy sequel to her previous book and even if it’s been a while since you read it there’s enough detail in this one that your memory will get jogged so it’ll feel seamless.

 The book is very fast paced with tiny chapters so you feel like you’re reading really fast through it. Her plot line is intriguing and will keep your attention especially if you liked the first book in this series. Scenes were set up perfectly to get your adrenaline going, build excitement and push the story to a satisfying conclusion. Even though it had that YA dystopian feel to it, Ahern’s writing doesn’t leave you feeling like you’ve been here before reading the same old thing. She did a great job keeping the material fresh.

 Her character development lent itself to creating complex and enthralling characters which helped keep the story unpredictable. They felt realistic and unique which came through in her dialogue that sounded conversationalist.

 If you’re into dystopian stories I’d recommend these books because they make a good commentary on our society’s need for perfection. It’s a beautiful story that showcases bravery in humanity and we should practice love and acceptance no matter the imperfections.

 Thank you to Netgalley and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group for allowing me to review this book.

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