Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren Destaffano
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Received: Borrowed from a friend.
Description: On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan’s older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil.
Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder — betrothed to the victim — but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or who she will lose.
Review: This was a really good read with a beautiful cover. Let’s talk about that first. I adore the look of this cover with the white and red against the black. But I won’t rant about the cover for the whole review. There really isn’t too much to say about this book, but I’ll give you what I have.
The main character is fine but it’s really the characters around her that make this book. Every one of them has secrets, secrets that our main character has to endure and realize that Internment is no sanctuary. The brother is one of the most intriguing characters and I am determined to know more about him and his parents.
I was surprised how dark the book got at times, it was not what I expected when I picked it up. When you take a dystopian off of the shelf you expect a certain level of darkness. Some go a bit farther than others, this one included. I can’t wait for the next book to be released and to find out where this book will go.
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