Monday, June 12, 2017

Book Reviews: Flawed


Title: Flawed

Series: Flawed, Book 1

Author: Cecelia Ahern

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian Fiction

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I've been thinking for hours on what to say about Flawed. Maybe the simplest way to describe this book is that it's a wonderful dystopian set-up and world with major flaws in the actual story. 

The first 40% of this book is spectacular! Right up there with Hunger Games. The writing is snappy, clever, gruesome and paced so that you can't even breathe. And then things settle down which is okay except that it's like Cecelia Ahern forgot that she was writing a deeply moving dystopian book. Where's the self reflection? Where's the depression? Where's the pages of defeat? 

All missing. 

And that is where this book goes all wrong. 

Instead of following in Mockingjay's footsteps and making our lead gal a real person; we suddenly have a shallow, dumb little girl whose in over her head and yet too stupid to know it. 

And with all that the poor hits just keep on coming...

- the love interests are both blah and never developed

- the end isn't an end at all but instead a cliffhanger to force you into book 2 (why can't we ever have some small ending and then a cliffhanger)

- the family members are no more than mother, father, sister. I seriously couldn't remember their names they were that one dimensional 

It's really tragic to see a book that had my heart racing, my interest at 110% and some amazing ideas in it fall so fast. :(

1 comment:

Leonore Winterer said...

Oh no...I was really looking forward to this book because I love Cecilia Ahern and I love dystopian novels, but that sounds kind of disappointing! I'll still give it a try, but I guess I'll have to tone down my expecations a little...