A beautiful world comes at a price...
In a world filled with stunning clones Mina Hart is Blemished. Her genes are worthless and that takes away her rights: her right to an Education, her right to a normal life and her right to have a child.
Mina keeps a dangerous secret which she never thought she could share until she meets Angela on her first day at St Jude's School. But their friendship is soon complicated by Angela’s adoptive brother Daniel. Mina finds herself drawn to his mysterious powers and impulsive nature. Then there is the gorgeous clone Sebastian who Mina is forbidden from even speaking to…
The Blemished is a frightening take on a fractured future where the Genetic Enhancement Ministry have taken control of Britain. It will take you on a ride filled with adventure, romance and rebellion
The story was engaging and had a lot of twist and turn that kept me on edge. There were some questions that popped up along the way that made me want to read more. There was plenty of action throughout the story which made sure it never dragged, and some heart wrenching moments that made you feel for some of the characters. The is not just a love triangle but a love square which adds tons of drama to the story. One thing I could not shake the entire time I was reading was how much the book reminded me of the Uglies series, that was kind of distracting.
The characters for the most part were pretty well rounded, some of them could have use a little more development. I hope to get to know some of the characters more in the future books. Mina was a great character, she's very strong willed and has a good head on her shoulders. Angela was a meek character that tries to stay under the radar, but she is stronger than she looks when it come to the people she cares about. Daniel is a natural born leader and very loyal to his friends. Sebastian, I couldn't quite figure out his deal through the story, but I hope there is more of him in the next book. Elena is the character I most hope returns in the next books as she seems like a complex character and I want to know more about her.
The ending left some open questions that makes me look forward to reading the rest of this series. Overall this was a great dystopian novel and an entertaining read.
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Sarah grew up in the middle of nowhere in the countryside of Derbyshire and as a result has an over-active imagination. She has been an avid reader for most of her life, taking inspiration from the stories she read as a child, and the novels she devoured as an adult.
Sarah mainly writes speculative fiction for a Young Adult audience and has had pieces of short fiction published in the Medulla Literary Review, PANK magazine, Apex Magazine and the British Fantasy Society publication Dark Horizons. Her short story ‘Vampires Wear Chanel’ is featured in the Wyvern Publication Fangtales. The Blemished is her first full-length novel.
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