Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Blog Tour: Tarnished (Perfected #2) by Kate Jarvik Birch {Review + Giveaway} @katejarvikbirch @entangledteen

Author: Kate Jarvik Birch
Title: Tarnished 
Series: Perfected #2
Release Date: 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads

Freedom comes at a cost...

Ella was genetically engineered to be the perfect pet—graceful, demure...and kept. In a daring move, she escaped her captivity and took refuge in Canada. But while she can think and act as she pleases, the life of a liberated pet is just as confining as the Congressman’s gilded cage. Her escape started a revolution, but she’s trapped, unable to get back to Penn—the boy she loves—or help the girls who need her.

Back in the United States, pets are turning up dead. With help from a very unexpected source, Ella slips deep into the dangerous black market, posing as a tarnished pet available to buy or sell. If she's lucky, she'll be able to rescue Penn and expose the truth about the breeding program. If she fails, Ella will pay not only with her life, but the lives of everyone she's tried to save...

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Book One (Perfected)


Ella's story continues with her now being in Canada and thousands of miles away from Penn. Pets all over the US are killed and it all started when Ella abandoned her evil and abusive master. It's a natural and human reaction that she feels responsible for all these deaths and she believes it's time to put an end to it.

In Tarnished, Ella grows up. She may still be a little bit insecure and naive about how the world works but she's willing to sacrifice everything in order to make sure that her friends, loved ones and girls like her, finally get the life they deserve.

The story's pace was a little bit slow but the ending totally made up for it!


Tarnished is the best possible addition to the Perfected series. With her carefully written sequel, Kate Jarvik Birch talks about extremely sensitive issues such as the right to freedom, bioethics and trafficking. These are things we don't usually come across when we read YA books and this was a welcome change.

Rating: 4 stars!!! 

Praise for Perfected

“Compelling, imaginative, and unique. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!”
— Mary Lindsey, author of Shattered Souls

About the Author

Kate Jarvik Birch is a visual artist, author, playwright, daydreamer, and professional procrastinator. As a child, she wanted to grow up to be either a unicorn or mermaid. Luckily, being a writer turned out to be just as magical. Her essays and short stories have been published in literary journals including Indiana Review and Saint Ann’s Review. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and three kids. To learn more visit www.katejarvikbirch.com

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