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Full Review This is one of those books I did not even know existed or remembered that I actually added to my tbr pile lol I decided to give it a go and I actually quite liked it What I liked I found the concept interesting and unique A world where some girls are made literally with genetical reengineering to become pets to people Our main character, Ella is one of these people and she is bought by a congressman as a pet to his daughter I liked reading from Ella s POV as she navigates h Full Review This is one of those books I did not even know existed or remembered that I actually added to my tbr pile lol I decided to give it a go and I actually quite liked it What I liked I found the concept interesting and unique A world where some girls are made literally with genetical reengineering to become pets to people Our main character, Ella is one of these people and she is bought by a congressman as a pet to his daughter I liked reading from Ella s POV as she navigates her new life before she was bought, she was pretty much living in isolation with other pets She pretty much has the mentality of a child What I didn t like Romance it s not that I hated it, I just didn t understand it Like why did Penn, the congressman s son, fall in love with Ella Like I said, she has the mentality of a child giving her situation so I didn t understand the connection The only reason i can see was that she was unique but that should not have been enough They had some romantic moments though, but in general, it was a little bit overly dramatic especially at the end So Ella didn t know how to read or swim, which are things that the congressman s daughter liked so I didn t really get her purpose The pets are supposed to be trained to serve their masters well but there was clearly a mismatch Overall, it was good but I don t think I would be reading the rest of the series It should have been a standalone or duology I won t have minded only onebook Is there a sequel For the love of God, someone tell me if there s going to be a sequel I NEED A FREAKING SEQUEL composes self Ok, I m good But for real I m gonna needbecause that ending was NOT okay with me I mean it was, but but sigh The ending was imperfectly perfect Does that even make sense I really enjoyed this book I do wish there was a bitworld building, as I would have liked to find outabout how this whole owning girls as pets came in Is there a sequel For the love of God, someone tell me if there s going to be a sequel I NEED A FREAKING SEQUEL composes self Ok, I m good But for real I m gonna needbecause that ending was NOT okay with me I mean it was, but but sigh The ending was imperfectly perfect Does that even make sense I really enjoyed this book I do wish there was a bitworld building, as I would have liked to find outabout how this whole owning girls as pets came into being, or how the law was passed, etc I think a bitbackstory would have made this evencompelling and frightening This book both fascinated and sickened me I thought the premise was a really neat one, but when you think how some owners used these girls as pets it is very upsetting Pacing I felt the story flowed really well I was hooked from the start and I was curious to see how Ella would do as a pet, as she is constantly worrying about whether or not she s doing or saying the appropriate thing Most of all, I liked seeing Ella s transformation from a pet to a girl With Penn and even Ruby, she started to feelcomfortable and actedlike a girl than a toy to be played with I like that she didn t always censor her thoughts, especially with Penn She s confused as to what she s feeling for him, and knows she shouldn t, but she s never felt these feelings for someone else before and wants to explore them Storyline Imagine a world where human girls are bred to perfection and poise Now imagine those same girls being bred in what are called kennels and sold as pets to the elite However, not all pets are purchased JUST for their children to enjoy I ll let you read between the lines Yeah, NOT OKAY Luckily, there are those in this world who feel as you and I do and they want to help these girls earn their freedom and flee such an environment And then there are those who would chain their pets up for running away and wrongdoing As appalling as it is to read about this, it is equally interesting to see how Ella is treated in the Congressman s home she was sold to She was sold to entertain their 10 year old daughter, Ruby, but that may not be her sole purpose It is evident the Congressman s wife and 16 year old son do not care for Ella and do not want her there There are several references to the family s previous pet, but we do not find out what happened to her until much later in the book One can deduct their disdain stems from that previous girl and that is why they are resistant to accepting Ella Characters Ella is a very na ve girl She doesn t know any different she was raised to believe she is only there for others enjoyment and that her happiness is irrelevant She lives with the constant fear of being sent back to the kennel and being put down for displeasing her masters With her new family, she is very unsure of how she should act and is always wary she won t say or do the right thing I felt so much sadness and agony for her Not only does she have to worry about those things, but she has to worry about her feelings as a girl and what that could mean for her She is drawn to Penn and I like that Birch explored that relationship, as it shows just how human Ella is and how young she is I really liked Penn He starts off wary and a bit dismissive of Ella, but he has his reasons and after finding them out I can t say I blame him As he starts to get to know Ella and see that she s not just this perfect little pet, he starts to empathize with her and even show her compassion, which eventually leads toHe sees her passion for music and the love for it she desperately tries to keep hidden He doesn t like that his father whisks her away to show off for his other elite friends and the two really butt heads on Penn s future I have to say Penn really surprised me towards the end and it made me want to squeeze him so tight and not let him go Ruby was a great character too Being 10 years old, Ella isthan just a pet she becomes a friend, someone to spend time with I liked seeing them together and their relationship was very sweet There are some surprises with the Congressman and his wife and I wish I could discuss their characters a bit , but I don t want to spoil anything Let s just say some of their actions were not what I was expecting at all Final Thoughts I definitely agree with the blurb in saying that if you enjoyed Kiera Cass s The Selection, you will probably enjoy this one too I do think we neededworld building and I would have liked to find outabout those opposed to girls being owned as pets and that resistance I am also curious about other pets like Missy, who have been jaded and see this whole debacle for what it really is And I need a sequel Like WHOA Received a copy of this book via the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review This was an enjoyable YA Sci Fi dystopian story, and I m looking forward to book 2.Poor Ella was treated like a dog at times in this book, and I could see why people were so against the whole pet thing, because it was like one person owning another I thought it really bad that the pets hadn t been taught how to swim or how to read though, as those seem like important skills to me.The storyline in this was pretty good, although view spoiler Ms Harper stealing Ella and then just abandoning h This was an enjoyable YA Sci Fi dystopian story, and I m looking forward to book 2.Poor Ella was treated like a dog at times in this book, and I could see why people were so against the whole pet thing, because it was like one person owning another I thought it really bad that the pets hadn t been taught how to swim or how to read though, as those seem like important skills to me.The storyline in this was pretty good, although view spoiler Ms Harper stealing Ella and then just abandoning her was pretty awful hide spoiler I thought it a bit obvious that view spoiler the previous pet had fallen pregnant hide spoiler from quite early on in the story, but I didn t realise that it wasn t known view spoiler who the father was hide spoiler The ending to this was pretty good, and it will be interesting to see what happens in book 2.7 out of 10 Perfected is the first book in a series Book 3 is due out at the beginning of April The elite families want to own the latest in thing and when money comes easy anything is possible Congressman passed the bill and now to show good faith he must have a show pet Human s are being genetically modified to perfection Petite, articulate and beautiful Greenwich takes the best girls fromthe kennel and trains them to be prize pets A must have toy for every rich family Ella is chosen as the congre Perfected is the first book in a series Book 3 is due out at the beginning of April The elite families want to own the latest in thing and when money comes easy anything is possible Congressman passed the bill and now to show good faith he must have a show pet Human s are being genetically modified to perfection Petite, articulate and beautiful Greenwich takes the best girls fromthe kennel and trains them to be prize pets A must have toy for every rich family Ella is chosen as the congressman s pet and is welcomed into their home She is dressed like a doll and shown off at parties Ella struggles to fit into her life Her training didn t include how to play with children and Ruby The congressman s daughter is desperate for a friend The family are difficult to read when you don t know what s the right thing to do Perfected is Ella s story She sees our strange world and try s to fit in as a good pet Not everyone is happy with humans being kept as pets and Ella has to try to work out how to exist She likes Ruby and wants to please her but it doesn t come naturally to Ella Penn is the Congressman s son and he makes Ella want things she shouldn t Can she find a little slice of happiness in this cruel world I like controversial stories and forbidden romance This was an interesting concept and Ella was a well thought out character She behaves like someone who isn t world wise and she struggles with her inner voice 4.5 stars out of 5 This is a great start to a series I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review I m lucky enough to be reading the continuous series so stay tuned for The legislative and ethical exploration of cloning is what intrigued me the most about Perfected That, and the fact it is not post apocalyptic or post regime change It takes place with our current system of government intact No plagues, wars, or coups change the rules Our own process allows it shudder I thought the concept was really interesting, definitely unique in the way it was written, and I liked this book enough, but it was much too simple, and I don t think it portrayed an extreme enough case for the premise I was just disappointed that it didn t elicitextreme emotions from me.I thought this book was going to anger me Plainly put, Ella was being treated like a dog A well cared for dog, at times, but a dog nonetheless From the food, to the tags, to the chip, to the chains, ev I thought the concept was really interesting, definitely unique in the way it was written, and I liked this book enough, but it was much too simple, and I don t think it portrayed an extreme enough case for the premise I was just disappointed that it didn t elicitextreme emotions from me.I thought this book was going to anger me Plainly put, Ella was being treated like a dog A well cared for dog, at times, but a dog nonetheless From the food, to the tags, to the chip, to the chains, even when she was lost While it was all wrong, I just felt apathetic It s not that I m condoning it or even think it s okay I just didn t think Birch put Ella in extreme enough situations for me to feel passionate about her story.In a way, I felt Ella was always several steps behind Sure, she was sheltered, and she didn t know any better than what she had been taught But I just felt she just didn t have enough of that innate feeling that what she was living was wrong She had to be told by Ms Harper or Missy or someone else before the thought even occurred to her Or I guess I m just used to reading too many dystopian books, where the heroine realizes the way their oppressed government was running everything and decided to do something about it I just didn t feel that Ella was too bright of a heroine, and I think her slowness at picking up things was part of the reason why I was so uninvested in her story.I think another problem, at least for me, was this book glossed over a lot of things I mean, I don t want to drag out the story, but it was such a quick read, that a lot of things that should have hademphasis seemed to be rushed.The romance for example One minute, Penn could not stand her, and a few pages later, he had started to soften There wasn t a period of time where he got to know her and realized he was wrong to judge her so quickly, nor was there some story changing event that shed some light on his presumptions.Another thing was I had guessed what had happened to the previous pet, but the book just gave us a really quick explanation of it later not even enough to satisfy all of the questions I had considering Birch put so much mystery into bringing it up mysteriously all those times at the beginning of the story.Also, I guess I was just expecting a lotaction in this book I expected HIM to be a bigger villain, and from the summary of the book, I d expected to find that he was a cruel man behind some terrible, evil plan And I expected Ms Harper to have a bigger role She was kind of a lame activist, who just dumped her instead of seeing her mission through Or why Claire was so set to hate Ella, other than she knew what had happened to the previous pet And I d expected a bigger end than what happened It was just too typical and frankly, not all that exciting compared toelaborate endings I ve read before.Having said this, I don t think this was a bad read either if you re into books about genetically engineered humans who learn about free will and realize there sto life than what they were taught and strive to gain their freedom I think Birch did a good job of paralleling how humans treat dogs to how these people treat their pets Still, I just with there was extremity,wrongness to it,depth to the story,to the explanations,to elicit stronger emotions from me It just wasn t enough Perfected was my FAVORITE read of 2014 That s right, 20 frigging 14 And I loved it so much that I hadn t felt ready to compose a review for it up until this point which is really stupid considering how often I find myself talking about it, even over a year later Have you ever enjoyed something so much that no matter how much you gush about it in a review, it never seems to do it justice That s how I feel about Perfected it was such an experience I m a self proclaimed addict of the sub ge Perfected was my FAVORITE read of 2014 That s right, 20 frigging 14 And I loved it so much that I hadn t felt ready to compose a review for it up until this point which is really stupid considering how often I find myself talking about it, even over a year later Have you ever enjoyed something so much that no matter how much you gush about it in a review, it never seems to do it justice That s how I feel about Perfected it was such an experience I m a self proclaimed addict of the sub genre girls wearing pretty dresses in a slightly dystopic era and Perfected is right up there alongside Lauren DeStefano s Chemical Garden Trilogy Birch created an intriguing fraction of society that puts on a glamorous, prestigious face to hide some pretty messed up practices I mean, breeding and selling tiny, genetically engineered girls as pets That s pretty disturbing, and it comes along with a whole host of nasty issues that Birch does an excellent job of acknowledging without dwelling on until the second book, which expands on many of these dark issues in a way that breaks your heart while at the same time giving the main character insights and epiphanies she needed to grow in strength and determinationto come on that in my upcoming review of Tarnished.Despite all this grit surrounding a fascinating main character, Birch found a way to tell a beautifully innocent love story, and do so with writing that was beautiful and poetic without ever becoming flowery or overdone It struck a chord with me, which is why I can still vividly remember every bit of Perfected over a year later, and I m already feeling the itch for a reread.Overall, Perfected has landed itself as one of my all time favorites, and I find myself talking about it often and passionately It was just so well done and unique If you enjoyed any of my recommends below, I suspect and hope you ll love Perfected just as much Via The Obsessive Bookseller at www.NikiHawkes.com I was bred to be the perfect pet I was bred for my beauty and grace, to be a showpiece, an ornament to sit upon the couch, to sing, to dance, to play the piano and paint I was bred to willingly put my owner s happiness before my ownUntil Penn The handsome and rebellious son of the congressman who owns me, he s the only person who s seen past my perfect exterior to the girl underneath Falling for him is forbidden Falling for him is freeingBut there s a dark underworld lurking beneath my pampered life The only thing dangerous than staying with Penn s family is escaping it, because if I fail, I face a fate far worse than death For fans of Kiera Cass s Selection series and Lauren DeStefano s Chemical Garden series, Perfected is a chilling look at what it means to be human, as well as a stunning celebration of the power of love to set us free, wrapped in a glamorous and dangerous bow Full disclosure I received a free ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This is another book where I honestly don t know where to start because there are so many things wrong with it I ll try my best, though.Okay, so the premise of Perfected is that genetically perfect humans are being engineered and sold as pets This is not quite stupid but so ridiculous my eyes nearly popped out of my head when I realized that Kate Jarvik Birch was tone deaf about things like politics o Full disclosure I received a free ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This is another book where I honestly don t know where to start because there are so many things wrong with it I ll try my best, though.Okay, so the premise of Perfected is that genetically perfect humans are being engineered and sold as pets This is not quite stupid but so ridiculous my eyes nearly popped out of my head when I realized that Kate Jarvik Birch was tone deaf about things like politics or social movements I would have believed this premise had she actually done some decent world building instead of just setting this in what seems to be the present There s a lot of problems with setting it in the present but I ll start with the main one the American people would never again accept slavery.Yes, there is illegal slavery all around the globe, even in the United States But for it to be ingrained into the legal system as actual legislation when the government can t even pass the simplest bill right now That s ridiculous It would be political suicide in this current culture to even mention something that might possibly be resembling slavery, let alone outright slavery of human beings No one can even agree on genetically modified food, for crying out loud How do you think making designer babies would go over in the next five years And for them to be made into slaves Yeah, right.Like I said, I would have beenlenient with the premise of the books had the author done her work and did some real world building I could have understood maybe slavery coming about after some catastrophic events that reshaped the American social and political environments forever Something like a world war, perhaps At least then it would have an aura of possibility But as it is, saying that the legislation got passed simply because of corporate donations and pressure is so simplistic it s insulting to the readers I m Canadian and I understand that it s not that simple in American politics, even with outrageous amounts of money.It doesn t take a cynical reader like me to realize that young, beautiful girls being bought by wealthy old men is a recipe for sexual slavery It s alluded to in the novel and is revealed as the reason Ella s predecessor was removed from the home but it s never really explored or even presented realistically The fact that Ella doesn t even know what kissing is beggars belief when these girls are trained to go into the homes of wealthy men Add that to the fact they re sold into prostitution when they re no longer cute and you have to wonder why the breeders the people who create these girls don t have them spayed their word, not mine in the first place or at least teach them basic sex ed Yes, I know they re kept na ve and innocent but some things are just too unrealistic.Okay, even if I ignored all of the things wrong with Kate Jarvik Birch s premise and world building I still wouldn t be a huge fan of this book Ella has been bred and taught to be compliant so she makes a ridiculously boring narrator She s not interesting and not even really that sympathetic Penn, just don t get me started on him One minute he hates the sight of Ella the next he s got his tongue in her mouth Ugh I really, really, really hate Insta Love.The plot is moderately paced but there are absolutely no surprises Of course the previous girl got pregnant with the Congressman s child and was killed That s why his wife was so opposed to getting a new pet Of course Penn and Ella try to escape and claim refugee status at the Canadian border There were no real twists or turns to the plot and I don t think you have to be a cynical reader like I am to figure out what s going to happen in the end Mind you, it ends on sort of a cliffhanger so they can make a franchise out of this if it does indeed become the new Chemical Garden series or The Selection.Don t be fooled by pretty covers, folks It s not worth it.I give this book 1 5 stars Oh boy I m so sorry I really don t mean to be cruel buthow can you just write a book about nothing Because this story was a whole lot of nothing piled onto layers upon layers of nothingness I started off thinking the writing was pretty and the concept wasn t half bad But then I soon realized the author never truly had a clear picture of where her story was supposed to go to begin with Because how is it possible to write a novel set in a world such as the one described in Perfected where Oh boy I m so sorry I really don t mean to be cruel buthow can you just write a book about nothing Because this story was a whole lot of nothing piled onto layers upon layers of nothingness I started off thinking the writing was pretty and the concept wasn t half bad But then I soon realized the author never truly had a clear picture of where her story was supposed to go to begin with Because how is it possible to write a novel set in a world such as the one described in Perfected where young girls are bred in kennels to be sold as pets like you would a hamster or a catfor absolutely no reason at all It s not even some sort of metaphor against modern slavery because these girls are only bought to sit perfectly still at dinner tables and look pretty, so can someone please tell me what is the point oh, there is some hinting at sexual slavery but to what end really it s perfectly clear this book and its future sequels will never get on that road so there isn t even a powerful and meaningful message to take out of it I just can t take this book seriously knowing the author didn t even bother explaining her world s basics to the readers