Release Date: 2015
Summary from Goodreads:
Freedom comes at a cost...
Ella was genetically engineered to be the perfect pet—graceful, demure...and kept. In a daring move, she escaped her captivity and took refuge in Canada. But while she can think and act as she pleases, the life of a liberated pet is just as confining as the Congressman’s gilded cage. Her escape started a revolution, but she’s trapped, unable to get back to Penn—the boy she loves—or help the girls who need her.
Back in the United States, pets are turning up dead. With help from a very unexpected source, Ella slips deep into the dangerous black market, posing as a tarnished pet available to buy or sell. If she's lucky, she'll be able to rescue Penn and expose the truth about the breeding program. If she fails, Ella will pay not only with her life, but the lives of everyone she's tried to save...
Praise for Perfected:
“Compelling, imaginative, and unique. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!”
— Mary Lindsey, author of Shattered Souls
Kate Jarvik Birch is a visual artist, author, playwright, daydreamer, and professional procrastinator. As a child, she wanted to grow up to be either a unicorn or mermaid. Luckily, being a writer turned out to be just as magical. Her essays and short stories have been published in literary journals including Indiana Review and Saint Ann’s Review. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and three kids. To learn more visit www.katejarvikbirch.com
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This book picks up where the last book left off and ups everything.
The plot is more fleshed out, though a year is still not mentioned in anyway. This book was so much better than the first book.
Ella really starts to be proactive, while at first she stumbled around and did a lot of complaining, I really can't fault her for any of that. She was raised to be ignorant of pretty much everything, and I am really pleased that when she gets some kind of assistance she really pulls herself together and makes a huge difference.
This was a really fast paced book. The first one moved at a snail like pace for what felt like forever, this one I started reading it and suddenly I was more than halfway though the book.
I liked how things weren't exactly easy for them, they struggled and had many hiccups in their plans, and even when they thought things were looking up for them, the rug got pulled out from under them. I like books where things aren't a cake walk for characters trying to start a revolution, that's not how revolutions work. They are messy and hard and may not always work.
I plan on reading the third book when ever it comes out.