Book Blog Tour: The Blemished by Sarah Dalton

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Author: Sarah Dalton

Genre: YA Dystopia

Release Date: August 20, 2012


A beautiful world comes at a price...

In a world filled with stunning clones Mina Hart is Blemished. Her genes are worthless and that
takes away her rights: her right to an Education, her right to a normal life and her right to have a

Mina keeps a dangerous secret which she never thought she could share until she meets Angela on her first day at St Jude's School. But their friendship is soon complicated by Angela’s adoptive brother Daniel. Mina finds herself drawn to his mysterious powers and impulsive nature. Then there is the gorgeous clone Sebastian who Mina is forbidden from even speaking to… 
The Blemished is a frightening take on a fractured future where the Genetic Enhancement Ministry have taken control of Britain. It will take you on a ride filled with adventure, romance and rebellion.

About the Author:

Sarah grew up in the middle of nowhere in the countryside of Derbyshire and as a result has an over-active imagination. She has been an avid reader for most of her life, taking inspiration from the stories she read as a child, and the novels she devoured as an adult. 
Sarah mainly writes speculative fiction for a Young Adult audience and has had pieces of short fiction published in the Medulla Literary Review, PANK magazine, Apex Magazine and the British Fantasy Society publication Dark Horizons. Her short story ‘Vampires Wear Chanel’ is featured in the Wyvern Publication Fangtales. The Blemished is her first full-length novel.

My Thoughts:

As you all know, I love my dystopia novels (Divergent, Insurgent, The Hunger Games), so this book sounded very intriguing to me. I decided that after reading the summary, I would read this book, and hopefully enjoy it.

In the beginning of the book the main character, Mina, is starting out at a new district. We learn that in each district, the Blemished, or the non- GEMs have to wear tunics with a circle and a cross in them, and they wear a head covering thing (it sort of reminds me of a hijab type covering). The GEMs do not like the Blemished. The GEMs are also genetically modified children, or 'designer' babies. Mina is in this 'Blemished' society. Around the place, there are people trying to fight against/ resist the movement of the 'Ministry'.

So, I did like this book. BUT the beginning was kind of slow; it really didn't hook me until about the middle. All I can say, though, when I did hit the middle of the book is 'Ahhh!!!' I mean, when I hit the middle, I really liked it.

In this review, I won't really tell a whole lot of things, 'cause I'm sure that I will giveaway spoilers, and I don't think many people will be happy with me if I did that. but, I will say that I liked the middle, and the ending left me hanging and wanting more, just like in the Divergent series. I can totally and completely see myself wanting to read the next book in this series. I'm actually pretty sure that this book will become popular soon, too. I mean... look at the cover; it looks good! And then, the summary sounds pretty hooking. And count in the fact that everybody wants to read dysopian right now... All good factors pointing in this book's direction. I'm glad that I was one of the first ones to read and review it... I can say that I read it and liked it first.

Those of you who don't like the dystopian genre, or don't think that you should buy into it because of the giant fad right now... Don't let that hold you back! There are really great books out here and there that haven't been brought to the spotlight yet, but would be a great book  to do so...

Anyway, enough with the babbling... I give this book a 4.5 because I really did like it, but the beginning was sort of a bumpy ride for me.


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*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising*

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