Wrapped in Glamour and Danger | Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch

Title: Perfected
By: Kate Jarvik Birch
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 304
Release Date: July 1st, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads: Perfection comes at a price.

As soon as the government passed legislation allowing humans to be genetically engineered and sold as pets, the rich and powerful rushed to own beautiful girls like Ella. Trained from birth to be graceful, demure, and above all, perfect, these “family companions” enter their masters’ homes prepared to live a life of idle luxury.

Ella is happy with her new role as playmate for a congressman’s bubbly young daughter, but she doesn’t expect Penn, the congressman’s handsome and rebellious son. He’s the only person who sees beyond the perfect exterior to the girl within. Falling for him goes against every rule she knows… and the freedom she finds with him is intoxicating.

But when Ella is kidnapped and thrust into the dark underworld lurking beneath her pampered life, she’s faced with an unthinkable choice. Because the only thing more dangerous than staying with Penn’s family is leaving… and if she’s unsuccessful, she’ll face a fate far worse than death.

For fans of Kiera Cass’ Selection series and Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden series, Perfected is a chilling look at what it means to be human, and a stunning celebration of the power of love to set us free, wrapped in a glamorous—and dangerous—bow.

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Review:  Oh, to lose all faith in humanity. This book dives deep into the underworld of dehumanization in a fantasy world where people are bred to be pets. They are bred to entertain. We follow the main character as she is chosen by her new family, through love and danger. The author has done a wonderful job helping the reader feel empathy for the characters and hate the bad guys. The only thing I would have wanted more, was world building. The setting was vague and lacked that magical touch, but I'm not complaining. I enjoyed this read and will be picking up the next book in the series soon. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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