Review | Flawed (Flawed #1)


three stars

Katniss Everdeen meets The Scarlet Letter in this series opener by P.S. I Love You author, Cecelia Ahern. Quite the statement, right? But trust me it’s 100% accurate.

The Synopsis.

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.

But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule. And now faces life-changing repercussions.

She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.

In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society where obedience is paramount and rebellion is punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her-everything.

The Good.

The cover. I’m a sucker for a good minimalistic cover.

The theme. I appreciated the theme of acceptance of all people and the take on human compassion.

I also read this book in about 14 hours, which is pretty impressive given the size. It’s a pretty quick read.

The Not-So-Good. 

I’m a lover of YA dystopian novels; they are pretty much my jam. But this one, although really well written, lacked in creativity. It felt like a run-of-the-mill YA dystopian, with a little less romance and an overall predictable plot.  Plus, there was so much detail in this book that the story just didn’t move as quickly as it needed to.


Borrow it. Too predictable. Needed more romance, comedy and a little less detail.


Purchase: Amazon US | Amazon UK | B & N | Book Depository 

Flawed (Flawed #1) by Cecelia Ahern
Feiwel and Friends
On Sale: April 5, 2016


Thanks to Feiwel and Friends for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

All opinions are my own and are not endorsed or sponsored by any company or organization. 

2 thoughts on “Review | Flawed (Flawed #1)

  1. I love dystopian novels too and always get delighted when I encounter dystopian books that have a new-ish, somewhat original dystopian idea. Sadly this doesn’t seem to be one of those books — a shame, considering that I think Cecelia Ahern is a great writer (her adult books are pretty interesting). Thanks for your honest review! ❤

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    • Agreed. I think knowing the author and loving her books made my expectations too high for her first YA debut. I may pick up the second book in the series with a hope that it will have a little more, but we’ll see come publication time.


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