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strictly literary: perfected by kate jarvik birch

the world of perfected echoes the world of the handmaid's tale, where young women are kept subservient and are trained to do the bidding of others. in perfected the girls are bred to be pets. the more elite the family, the higher pedigree they want.

ella is raised to be a pet. to not question. to serve. but ella is something more. her humanity, her basic curiosity, her thirst for freedom is all there, beneath the surface. spending time with penn, the son of the family she's been adopted into awakens things in her she didn't know were possible.

but their relationship is forbidden. and the closer they get the more awakened ella is to her circumstances. to the injustice. to the fact that there is something sinister about all of this.

things will need to change, and ella will need to take a chance. and given that this is book one in a series, don't expect everything to work out.

**perfected published on july 1, 2014. i received a digital copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (entangled teen) in exchange for my honest review. 

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