Perfect Ruin (The Internment Chronicles #1)
by Lauren DeStefano
What is it about:
On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream, unless you approach the edge. Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close can lead to madness, like her older brother Lex, a Jumper. She takes solace in her best friend Pen, and in Basil, the boy she’s engaged to marry. When she investigates the first murder in a generation, she meets Judas. The suspect was betrothed to the victim, but Morgan believes he is innocent. Nothing can prepare Morgan for the secrets she will find – or whom she will lose.
What did I think of it:
This is a nice read.
I will confess that Morgan's brother Lex was my favorite character. He's a very intriguing person who thinks in a way I could relate to. Morgan was a bit bland compared to her brother in my opinion. I felt myself wishing at times that Lex had been the leading character.
That aside the story is interesting for the most part. I like how this story is about not taking things for granted, and to think for yourself. The things Morgan encounters and uncovers kept me reading even though I never particularly warmed up to Morgan.
But near the end there were some events that were a bit over the top for me, and that didn't fit in with the rest of the story. To me it felt like they were mashed in to make something happen that will have impact on the next book in this series, but I might be wrong.
So in the end I enjoyed this book, but felt a bit underwhelmed by Morgan and a couple of events. I'm not sure if I will pick up the next book. Maybe if I find it on sale somewhere.
Why should you read it:
It's a nice Dystopian YA read.