Tarnished - Kate Jarvik Birch

After reading Perfected last year I immediately added the sequel to my wishlist on GoodReads. Quite unlike my TBR, my wishlist only holds a dozen or so books, making it quite special. I was very looking forward to this book.


Ella now is in Canada, where keeping girls as pets is – luckily –  not allowed. But she’s not happy, and from here the story goes downhill.


I finished my review of Perfected saying that it felt like reading Wither but making more sense. Unfortunately this isn’t were it ended. Tarnished felt like Wither‘s sequel, complete with all the running around for seemingly no particular reason at all. Also, the world must be saved by the heroine of the book, of course. The more I thought about it, the more stupid the whole premise looked. I mean, as far as the more subtle dystopians go why would some ever pass a law that makes it legal to breed people as pets? I suppose that at this point more than one alarm bell is ringing already.


This being said, I enjoyed myself while reading it. It was a very fast read and not a bad sequel all in all, just not as good as its predecessor.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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