Series: Perfected #2
Publisher: Entangled Teen on December 1, 2015
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult
Source: Blog Tour
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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...
At A Glance
An exciting sequel but some stupid actions brought it down.
Tarnished was a great sequel to Perfected. Perfected introduced us to the world and Ella’s life as a pet, but Tarnished pumps up the action and suspense. Ella is on the run from her horrible owner but she can’t resist going back for Penn, the only boy who gets the she is not just a pet, she is a thinking and feeling human being.
Ella grows so much in this book. She is still naïve in a lot of ways but her journey hardens her. But she is still brave and caring and growing even more so. The things she sees, the things she does, it’s all so horrible yet exciting. Ella learns all about what really happens to pets in different regions and each revelation is worse than the other. She is determined to change things.
There is a lot of running and hiding but Ella is slowly making a difference for pets. The ending was killer, a major cliff-hanger. I see the end of the series coming and I am nervous to see how it all turns out.
Though I liked Tarnished, I was kind of upset with how randomly stupid everything was. There wasn’t much of a plot. The goal was to get to Penn pretty much the whole book despite how stupid and dangerous it was. First, Ella had to escape the place in Canada that was keeping her safe because they are so horrible. Can you believe they…. Well, they also…. Oh wait, there was nothing freaking wrong with the place, Ella just couldn’t stay away from Penn. *Sighs*
There were more stupid actions that put everyone at unnecessary risk and pure luck escapes that didn’t make sense. I guess that’s why its fiction. Still, I like my books to be more realistic.
Not much romance except for some cuddling with Ella and Penn. There is some sexual assault though, just a glimpse.
Tarnished killed me with emotions and Ella’s difficult journey and it was awesome! I just wish some of Ella’s decisions weren’t so moronic. I would still highly recommend this series. Start with book one, this is not a stand alone book.
“Morning was just an idea that night was considering, a blush-colored dream.”
“But I wasn’t angry. I didn’t hate this new look. If anything, it strengthened me. Maybe now this new girl, the one that stared back at me from the mirror, would have a fighting chance to make it back to Penn. She looked tough, and strong, and fearless.”
This is a tour wide giveaway