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Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano
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Aug 25, 2013

really liked it
bookshelves: around-the-world-arc-tours, 2013, young-adult, dystopian

Morgan lives above the earth on a floating island of land that was some how torn off and flung into space. This story is full of intrigue and mystery all built on a world similar to ours, but with striking differences. Things are very controlled on this sky island, everything to when you can have children to who that child will marry and if something happens to your mate, you are destined to be alone the rest of your life. The only real element of freedom is choosing how you earn a living. A murder has recently occurred and the whole country is on lock down and the small amount of freedom the citizens have is restricted. Morgan is intrigued and when she randomly meets the boy accused of the murder, she can't help wonder if he really did it. Especially when the murdered girl's sister plasters the revolutionary paper around the school. Morgan's brother, Lex, is a "jumper" one who has tried to fling himself off the side of the island but does not succeed. He is pretty damaged and now blind. There is a group of revolutionaries that oppose the government's control and are trying to get off the island. Something that has been tried for generations. I really enjoyed this first installment of DeStefano's new trilogy and she builds in all of the societal issues that she used in the Chemical Garden but with a bit of Across the Universe worked in. In some ways, this is a bit darker than that series. It has a wonderful ending that will leave you hanging a bit. Parents: some language, forced drug use, and sexual situations.
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Reading Progress

August 25, 2013 – Started Reading
August 25, 2013 – Shelved
August 25, 2013 – Shelved as: around-the-world-arc-tours
August 25, 2013 – Shelved as: 2013
August 25, 2013 – Shelved as: young-adult
August 25, 2013 – Shelved as: dystopian
August 27, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
October 1, 2013 – Finished Reading

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Kim Maule So jealous!!

Mary (BookHounds) and -- just finished - the last 50 pages are amazing.

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Holly GAH I can't wait!!!

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