Friday, September 4, 2015

Book Talk & Giveaway: PERFECT RUIN by Lauren DeStefano

My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won't find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could've been better or what worked or didn't work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it's here I probably think it won't injure your brain if you read it.

Internment is almost perfect - a floating city where violence is virtually unknown, and you can grow up to be anything you want to be. Except, Morgan knows that madness lurks in their city in the sky. Her brother was a Jumper - the only way to escape Internment - and being so close to the Edge drove him crazy. Morgan has questions about the perfection of their lives, but isn't curious enough to ask them openly. She has her betrothed and her friends - everything to keep her life steady and normal.

But then the first murder in a generation occurs, a boy who supposedly killed his betrothed. But Morgan recognizes the victim's little sister - a fellow Jumper who attends recovery meetings. Then she crosses paths with the supposed killer one night while out on her solitary walks, and he strikes her as anything but a madman on the loose, which is how the media is portraying him.

Cracks are forming in her perfect world, and Morgan has to decide whether she wants to remain willfully ignorant, or answer the curiosity that has always pulled her toward the Edge.

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