Author: Sarah Dalton
Reading Level: YA
Released: August 2012
Review Source: Author
Summary: (from goodreads) 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 child.
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.
I loved this book. It kept you on your toes from the very beginning to the very end. I loved the main character Mina. She was a different girl that was labeled as a blemished because she wasn't like the GEMs which were perfect people that were genetically made. When a blemished girl reaches a certain age she has to have surgery where you cant have any kids. If you get caught having a child before your operation you will be sent away and the baby might be saved or even killed..
Throughout the whole book Mina goes on this adventure with her friend Angela and along the way she meets a new boy name Daniel and then meets a GEM boy named Sebastian. She loves both of them and get decide which one she wants to be with. Plus throughout the whole story she ends up finding out about her father and the truth about her family. This book is worth sitting down and reading it. I can't wait to read the second part of this series...