Book Review - Flawed by Cecelia Ahern



Genre: YA, Dystopian
Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books
Publication Date: 24 March 2016

"Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.

But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.

In this stunning novel, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and mistakes are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything."


Straight away I got an uncomfortable feeling about the "perfect" society that Celestine and her family were living in. The Flawed court system seemed dark and a little bit sinister, it certainly got my heart pounding at the thought of it. At this point I had loads of questions racing through my mind and I couldn't wait to find the answers.

Celestine came across as someone who always followed the rules. She was a perfectionist who insisted on things being done or said correctly. This made what happened to her even more difficult, it was shocking but utterly addictive to read.

A romantic twist really piqued my interest (you'll know by now that I love a book with romance), I wanted to know more about this mysterious character and how he would fit into the storyline.

The nail biting drama contained within the pages of this book was completely unputdownable and I found myself reading until the early hours. The injustice of the whole situation kept me coming back for more, I guess I was waiting for a sensible resolution or maybe even revenge.

This was an outstanding read. I loved the storyline, I loved the characters and I absolutely can't wait to find out what happens next!

5 Stars
5 Stars



Thank you to the publisher for approving my NetGalley request for this eBook in exchange for my honest opinion.


  1. Couldn't agree more Kate. It was thought-provoking world for me. Judge Crevan made my skin crawl ... Do you think her brother Ewan will have more of a role in the next book? What about Carrick? and Art? What will happen? SO many questions :) I wonder how the movie will be too. Excited for the next book! x

    1. It's difficult waiting for the next book when you've enjoyed the first so much and it raises so many questions isn't it! I pretty much have all the same questions as you, Ewan Carrick and Art are all playing on my mind but so is Judge Crevan because I'm wondering if/how he will be beaten 🤔

      Thanks for commenting Shaz x


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