Google+ Reading Teen: {Read or Ditch} PERFECT RUIN by Lauren DeStefano

Monday, September 9, 2013

{Read or Ditch} PERFECT RUIN by Lauren DeStefano


Here I am again with another "Read or Ditch."  I'm coming to you for help.  On trial today is:

Perfect Ruin
by Lauren DeStefano

On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-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.

I got a bound manuscript of this book at the S&S party this year, and I was probably more excited about it than I was about any other book I got.  I love Lauren's writing, and even in this book, her writing is beautiful.  However,  I've read over 100 pages of Perfect Ruin, and I'm just not feelin' it.  I've looked at Goodreads reviews, and they're all so positive.  What am I missing?  I'm just bored.  Nothing is really happening, and I'll admit, I'm kind of impatient.  I need something.  There are a few mysterious things going on, like a girl was murdered, and something happening with the government, but it's kind of like watching something on the news.  It's interesting, but it's not happening to you, so after it's off, you stop thinking about it.  I need more.

Oddly enough, it kind of reminds me of The Program, which was my last Read or Ditch book. :/ 

So, have you read this one? Do I need to push through and find out what's next?  Should I keep reading?  Or is this one I should just ditch?


10 comments:

  1. I've read this one and I really enjoyed it. I think you should keep going, it does get much more exciting as things begin to unfold. Also, there were a few characters that I better connected with later on in the story. So...my vote is READ!

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    1. Ok, that's really helpful, actually!! Thanks!

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  2. I don't really know.... Wither was sooooo boring that I can't see me reading anything by Lauren DeStefano any time soon. =(

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    1. See, I really liked Wither. Though I didn't like the second one as much, and didn't read the last one. Haha....hmmmm

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  3. I've never read anything by Lauren DeStefano. Not even Wither. But you should keep on reading. Cause I hate the idea of giving up a book. I never do that. I'm reading a slow and boring book now but I am gonna hold on to the bitter end lol. Giving up books I've started just makes me feel depressed. I don't know why. So that's why I always finish a book:)
    Greetings from Norway:)

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    1. Hi Norway!!! I used to be that way, but now I have SO MANY BOOKS that I want to read that if I'm not enjoying a book, all I do the whole time I'm reading is think about all the other books I could be reading right now.

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  4. I think that if you can't get into it then maybe it's time to leave it be. You could always try again in the future or let someone else enjoy your copy??? :) I have heard good reviews about the book but every book is not for everyone. I loved the Wither series and am excited to read Perfect Ruin. There are books though that I have read part of and had to put down because I just could not get into them. Other people loved them dearly and they get good reviews but they just were not for me.

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    1. I still need to finish the Wither series, though I heard a lot of people hated the last book. I may try to push through this one, since Jessica (up there ^^) said it gets better.

      Thanks!!

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  5. Eeep, Andye. I'm feeling the same way. :/

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    1. Well, that sucks, but I'm glad I'm not crazy! haha :P

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