Review: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Posted March 25, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 2 Comments

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Flawed by Cecelia AhernFlawed by Cecelia Ahern
Series: Flawed #1
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books on October 6, 2016
Genres: Dystopia, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 402
Format: E-Arc
Source: Netgalley
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The stunning YA debut from internationally bestselling author Cecelia Ahern.
Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.
But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.
In this stunning novel, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and mistakes are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.

So I spent the majority of reading Flawed feeling quite uncomfortable, with a load of nervous butterflies in my stomach. All of which I take as good signs of excellent writing and a great story that kept me hooked.

I have to admit I was a bit dubious about reading this at first. Due to Ahern being known more for lovely romance books such as P.S I Love You and Love, Rosie. I just kept thinking that I don’t want this book, one book, to ruin my love for Cecelia Ahern’s other books. Luckily I should not have thought such bad thoughts.

This was an enjoyable book and one that I easily read in one sitting. The idea of being branded for being flawed is an interesting one. It’s one that sits uncomfortably with me as it is one that can be widely interpreted based on a person’s moral and ethical values. Also it becomes increasingly clear throughout the book that there is more than the branding involved when it comes to being a Flawed.

I couldn’t bring myself to believe in the relationship between Celestine and Art. But the focus on the story wasn’t a romantic one so that didn’t matter too much. To be honest I also wanted a little more action, if that makes sense? I felt that too long was spent going through what it means to be a Flawed and it was more towards the end that we got a sense of secrets being revealed and things starting to happen.

This is a great read and I cannot wait to see what the sequel has in store for us. As I really want to know what  will happen to Celestine! This is one book that will captivate you throughout, as well as leave you questioning where the moral high ground is!

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2 responses to “Review: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

  1. Great review. I love Cecelia too and wish to read this but I’m not sure because I read one review that didn’t like it. I’ll still be giving this a try and with an open mind now.

    • Thanks 🙂

      I can see why someone would dislike this book, as it is one of those marmite ones, you love it or you hate it. But personally I think it is my favourite Cecelia book simply because it is so different.

      Hope you enjoy reading!

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