Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Perfect Ruin

Perfect Ruin
By Lauren DeStefano
Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2013. 356 pgs. Young Adult

Morgan Stockhour lives on the floating city of Internment, a perfect city where you can be anything you dream.  The one rule is: don't approach the edge.  Morgan knows personally how serious getting too close can be every time she visits her older brother Len, a Jumper who hasn't ever been the same since his encounter with the edge.  Morgan lives an idyllic life with her best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil, until one day when the first murder in a generation occurs on Internment.  Morgan is swept into the mystery when she meets Judas, the suspect betrothed to the victim.  What she begins to realize is that everything is not as it seems on Internment and they may be in more danger than they know. 

I am a fan of DeStefano's Wither series, so I was excited to see this new title from her.  This is also a good book but it doesn't have quite the emotional impact the other series had. DeStefano is a solid writer and this is a good story, but it went a little slow for me and ended up falling into the middle range of existing dystopias out there.


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