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After the death of her stepfather, Michaela Reillys family picks up and moves from the bustling city of Miami to a tiny speck of a town in the middle of nowhere Georgia. Starting over is always hard, but when youre stuck with an emotionally wrecked mother who wont even look at you and the responsibility of practically raising your younger brother and sister, its even more ...more
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Published March 31st 2017 by Evernight Teen (first published March 2017)
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Hirdesh
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Netgalley and respective publisher.

Love it. Wonderful ! !
"The Past always come back to haunt you"

The best way to live, is live with your present.
As Life is like chess game, you need to focus on remaining piece of yours and would try to make a correct move.
This book certainly remained you of your initial patch-ups.
And The girl of book, had reminded me of someone.
My god, I'd know how to cope when things went wrong.

I heard one saying-" Every saint has past,Every sinner has future ."

Well,
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Lindsey Ouimet
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I hope you all love Michaela's story. She's not perfect, but I feel like there's a little bit of everyone hidden inside her complicated personality. <3
Ari Reavis
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-it
This was a really cute romance. Levi was a gentleman and then some. He was the preacher's son and town quarterback so I was expecting the typical good boy jock, but he shocked me with his actions, in a good way.
I had my ups and downs with Michaela, the main character. I liked her sass. She wouldn't let people's stares and opinions get to her, instead, chucking her chin up and smirking at them.
But then secretly, she let these same people's opinions affect so many aspects of her life and she, too
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Kat
Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Elizabeth Davis
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Perdition is wrenching in the best possible way. Michaela and Levi are both so heartbreakingly real, so perfectly teenage, that you love them and get frustrated with them in exactly the right amounts. Michaela in particular stands out as a protagonist (carrying so much emotional luggage you just want to wrap her in a blanket and give her a hug) who can be challenging but in a very understandable, very realistic way. You fully understand why Levi falls for her and you're always rooting for her ...more
Storme Reads A Lot
Jun 07, 2017 rated it liked it
First of all, I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Thus all thoughts and opinions are solely my own and do nor reflect anyone but me.

I started out loving this book. I wanted to read more books about rural life in the south and all that jazz. Because it's actually one of my favorite things in the world. So I started out very optimistic when I was beginning this book... but it didn't turn out quite how I excepted. Don't get me wrong... the story has good moments... but a
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Sarah
May 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Adjusting to rural, small town life in a completely unfamiliar environment, with some baggage to boot - from the outset, you know that protagonist Michaela isn't in for an easy ride.

While I have no personal experience of the small town life that is central to this story, the author conveys the image and feeling of it so well you can picture it, and its inhabitants, very clearly in your head. I enjoyed the supporting cast - Michaela's siblings, Ethan, Evie (and even though he wasn't 'there', I
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Jennica
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
I loved this book! I loved the characters, especially Levi and Michaela, and I found myself caring for them as if they were real friends. This is a young adult book that brings you back to high school- from the mean girls and gossip to the friends that you lost and friends that you gained to your first love.

I love the author's writing style and look forward to reading more of her books. I also agree with other reviewers- I'd love to see what happens after this story or see a sequel with Ethan or
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Kat Bee
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying that I've now read this book twice and I even cried the second time. I love small-town stories and this one is the classic trope of the new girl trying to fit in to her new high school. Of course, there's the dreamy Levi, almost (but not quite) too good to be true. Such a great character. And Michaela with the ghosts from her past catching up to her and threatening her chance at happiness. Seems like everything and everyone conspires to rob her of happiness, including her ...more
Angel - Angel Reads
May 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: review-books
Yer this wasn't my cup of tea. Had some potential, but overall, had a lot of problems with it.
Rebecca Reddell
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it
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KarenJo Custodio
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

I seriously don't even know where to begin. Perdition has completely wrecked me in the best possible way.

I enjoyed Perdition way more than I thought I would. Though I have to admit, I kind of went back and forth before I submitted a request to review because the synopsis didn't outright appeal to me. Good thing I trusted my weakness for romance novels because I got way more than I ever expected. The story, characters
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Michelle Louise
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
***NOTE SPOILERS AHEAD***

This is a solid four-star from me. While there is a lot of good, there are some places where the narrative fell down and I felt cheated or annoyed. We'll get to that. Overall this is a strong young adult romance that beautifully captures the realities of small town southern life. I could practically taste the sweet tea and barbecue. The book is filled with characters that feel real and have distinct voices.

The place where the narrative fell flat was in two distinct
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The Book Nook Blog
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Losing a loved one can be especially hard. After Michaela Reillys step-father passes away, her mother packs up Michaela and her two younger siblings and moves from the city life they have grown up in to a small Georgia town located in the middle of no-where. Michaela has the chance to leave her horrible past behind her and start again.

Small town life is far from what Michaela is used to. Everything is miles from most civilization and everyone is quick to judge the new-comers, everyone except for
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bookgeek607
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Gill
Jul 16, 2017 rated it liked it
The book started out great, Michaela was far from perfect, she had her flaws and she owned them, which I liked. I was interested to learn her backstory and find out why she was the way she was. As the book went on, we see that Michaela is actually lost, she doesnt have a clue who she is and it got a bit annoying that she was just acting up to the ideas that everyone else had about her.
I adore Lindsey Ouimets writing style, I find it very entertaining. The story was nicely paced but I found
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Kalli Bunch
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This isn't my normal type of book, but I decided to give it a try. It was a good book. I went into this more than a little skeptical on what I would be reading, and by the time it was done I found myself thinking I was glad I'd given it a chance. Michaela is a City girl with more than a little bit of trouble in her past, and Levi is the Preachers son. It sounds like the cliche story line, and you're probably right. Except in THIS story, the Preacher's son isn't trying to escape his title, and ...more
Kristie
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-lit-realistic
It was hard to swallow the lump in one's throat in certain places in Perdition. There were places that legit made me want to cry--Michaela talking about her beloved late stepfather, her way with her younger siblings, and describing her feelings for Levi. Levi, of course, is the perfect boy, who exists more in one's fantasies than in reality. I found Ethan to be the most interesting character, and I wanted to know more about his story and how things turned out with his girlfriend. I also really ...more
Gracie S
I love Levi. What a perfect book boyfriend this guy is. Like, almost too perfect, because I found myself waiting for the character twist about him that never came, because he simply is amazing. Which I guess helps in the contrast against Michaela, a problematic fave who wasn't actually problematic at all, if you know what I mean. All the stereotypes and judgments people threw at her wasn't her fault, which makes her a good-bad girl. She just found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, is ...more
Jennifer Macaire
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this in one gulp - it was like I was looking in a mirror back at my own youth. The author has caught the angst of a "not-so-good-girl" trying to make sense out of her life, and against the odds. I loved Michaela's character - she was a great heroine. She's tough, she's fragile, and she's got a lot of baggage for her young age. Her heart is still broken after losing her beloved stepfather. She's trying to help her younger brother and sister cope, and meanwhile her mother has fallen apart. ...more
Ashley
Jun 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, contemporary, arc-2017
In many ways, Perdition is a book about learning how to be yourself and how to find your way in the world. It's also about first love and learning how to trust.

There are many things that are admirable about this novel. Michaela's journey is one worth telling, and Levi is a sweet, trusting, and patient LI. This is definitely a sappy love story, and I think the readers will fall in love as quickly as they do. Michaela and Levi hit it off immediately and Levi is great because he likes Michaela
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Sally
I did like this, Michaela was a cool character, it was just at times she seemed a bit TOO woe-is-me and self-pitying and melodramatic... girl, no good comes of keeping secrets, just tell Levi all that went down! I liked the small town setting and Evie was an awesome new bff as well.

(view spoiler)
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Samantha Phelps
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-copies
Thank you to the author for this reviewer's copy for my honest opinion on the book.

I loved this book! She nailed the way a small town is and how people act amongst each other. Being from a small town I could totally see my high school throughout this book. The love story between Michaela and Levi was fantastic. I could not get enough of them! This book gave me every emotion in the world. I was so angry the way some people treated Michaela without even knowing her. There were many times where I
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Taylor Bright (BuriedInBookland)
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Perdition by Lindsey Ouimet follows this teenage girl, Michaela, and her family moving from a big city to a very small rural town in the south and handling the death of her stepfather.
This book was beautiful, it deals a lot with grief and how running from things doesn't make them go away necessarily.
I loved the romance in this book, it was sweet and the connection between the two was fantastic.
This was a very sweet and heart tugging summer
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Macy Klingerman
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Guys, this book is simply great. As a girl who moved to a small, rural town from a much larger, urban area when she was a teen, I totally appreciated so many elements in a way that only someone who has been in those shoes can. Michaela basically is going through culture shock at the beginning of this book, and I remember that feeling like it was yesterday, even though it's been about 10 years.

Perdition offers
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Ceci moreno
Jun 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
I was given the book in exchange for and honesty review.
Perdition was a very interesting read. The main characters were able to have a very strong and fast connection. In the beginning I was a little doubtful about it but the more i read the more i loved it. I was able to understand how strongly they felt about each other. I wont lie i was a little shock at the ending and it kinda left me wanting more of their story. I want to thank the author for letting me have this amazing opportunity. I
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Ashley
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in less than 2 days. If that doesn't tell you how good it was, idk how else will. I was drawn into this book from the beginning... and all the way through the book there were a couple characters I hated, and one specifically I hated the most, especially after her comment at the end. I wasn't super crazy about how it ended though. it really left it open ended and unfinished. I really hope there will be a sequel in this story.
Sydney
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Sable Racey
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
** I received a copy of this in exchange for a honest review**

If I could give this 10 stars- I would. I loved the character's, the writing, the plot. It pulled me in from tge start and the ending left me wanting SO much more. I really hope for a sequel and want to see what else this author has to offer.

I highly recommend if you like a good MATURE YA Romance.
Kara
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As someone who grew up in a small southern town, I can tell you that the setting in this book is right on the nose. I liked the clever take on small town hypocrisy and how relatable Michaela was as a character. She struggled with who she was and who she WANTED to be so much.

THIS - "I made messes. He was good at handling them, but I didnt want to be just a mess that he handled."
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Lindsey Ouimet is an author and fan of young adult literature. When not obsessing over fictional characters, she spends most of her time watching bad reality television, forgetting about the tea she just made, and refreshing her Twitter feed. She lives in Georgia with her husband and small army of pets.

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