Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Review: Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano

 On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan's older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil.
Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder — betrothed to the victim — but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or who she will lose.

I really enjoyed Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden trilogy so when I heard she was coming out with the Internment Chronicles, I kinda peed myself…yup.

After finishing the book, I proceeded to have a hissy fit because I didn’t have the second book and therefore could not continue the marvelous journey of Morgan and her friends/family. I connected to the characters fairly well, and although the beginning was a bit rocky it smoothed out and eagerly flipped the pages til there were no more pages to flip.

One thing I wished there was more of in Perfect Ruin was world building. I got that Internment was a floating city, but how did it get there? And I wish there would’ve been more description on how partners were picked for people and what kind of jobs there were. I also wish the hierarchy would’ve been expanded on as well.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book-the character development was fantastic, the action was awesome, and the romance was cute and relatable. I recommend this book to all lovers of YA because Perfect Ruin was AWESOME.

4.5 Stars!


  1. I get kind of peeved when a book doesn't have a enough world building and I am left with unanswered questions. But this book sounds so interesting. I need to get my hands on it.

    Thanks for the great review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  2. Hold up. Did you say...floating island?? Oh yes, I'm definitely adding this to my TBR! We are all inlove with world building. It is usually 100% effort in book one but who knows, maybe in book two, it will get better. Thanks for the review!

    Precious @ Fragments of Life


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