Perfect Ruin ARC (The Interment Chronicles #1) Review
By Lauren DeStefano
On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 15-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.
Another Lauren DeStefano series is FABULOUS news for YA readers. The cover is stunning. After reading the synopsis, I knew I would love this book. So, it was no surprise I did!
Morgan is the perfect protagonist. I absolutely love her voice; she is someone I can truly stand behind. As always with a DeStefano book, her stories make me inquisitive, I ask myself: hmm, I wonder what other worlds are possible.
Each chapter opens with the world of a girl whom was murdered, possibly for having such words.
The world of Internment in theory is a beautiful. A world in the skies. Higher than where birds soar. In lieu of Christmas is the month long Festival of the Stars. This festival is fantastic. I think Western traditions should adopt this idea.
There is group called Jumpers; whom were driven to the edge, like a siren song the edge called to them to come see what was below internment. The mystery and sadness surrounding jumpers is intriguing.
The idea that all members of society are betrothed was quite different. Everyone has a partner, and it is their duty to care for them. If their mate dies, they live alone until they are 75. At 75, all people of Internment are deemed useless and are removed from the world to let the young generation blossom.
Very cool and unique ideas. I cannot wait to read the rest of this trilogy.
Thank you, Simon and Schuster Canada for the review copy.