Blog Tour: Pefection by J.L. Spelbring

Written By: Kellie - Jul• 31•13

perfection by j.l. spelbring

Publisher:  Spencer Hill Press
Publish Date: July 16th, 2013
Source: ARC

Rating: 4/5 – An interesting concept and an action packed pace made for an unforgettable read.

About the book: The personification of Aryan purity, Ellyssa’s spent her whole life under her creator’s strict training and guidance; her purpose is to eradicate inferior beings. She was genetically engineered to be the perfect soldier: strong, intelligent, unemotional, and telepathic. 
Only Ellyssa isn’t perfect. 
Ellyssa feels emotions–a fact she’s spent her life concealing. Until she encounters the epitome of inferiority: a dark-haired boy raised among renegades hiding since the Nazis won the war a century ago. He speaks to her telepathically, pushing thoughts into her mind, despite the impossibility of such a substandard person having psychic abilities. 
But he does. 
His unspoken words and visions of a place she’s never visited make Ellyssa question her creator. Confused and afraid her secret will be discovered, Ellyssa runs away, embarking on a journey where she discovers there is more to her than perfection. -Goodreads

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Thoughts: I’m alllwwaayyyss excited to read a new title from the Spencer Hill Press family, but Perfection that excitement went above and beyond. The concept was just too interesting to ignore, and I knew I’d be reading this book even if I didn’t get a review copy. I’m actually going to keep this review fairly short as so much of the joy of reading this book was in not knowing what was coming next for Ellyssa. Everytime she was sitting still for a moment, and thought things were finally looking up, there was a perfectly crafted sense of ‘now what?’

Even the first line of the book is rought with action, so you get thrown right into Ellyssa’s world. I had been hoping to see some of the creepy, dystopian world centered around Aryan purity that J.L. Spelbring created, right off the bat, but I ended up liking the route she went even more. It was initially a little hard to follow everything that was going on, but all the characters and plot elements ended up coming together wonderfully.

I really enjoyed Elyssa’s character, and while she needed a swift kick in the butt from time to time, she’s also easy to root for. Seeing her interact with the renegads did a lot to really bring this world to life for me, but of course Rein was a total bonus. I loved him, and I loved them together.

And the ending. Wow, the ending. Aggghhhh! I need the next book pretty much now!

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