Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Review: Designed for Perfection by Elle Davis

Messing with Mother Nature can have unexpected consequences... Having a genius level IQ, model good looks, and supernatural physical traits, almost guarantees seventeen year old Ronan Callahan a life of success. He is a genetically engineered human, custom designed by scientists and his wealthy parents, who paid a hefty price for his perfect designer qualities. But, being a Designer Baby doesn't guarantee happiness for Ronan. In fact, his superior traits leave him bored, unchallenged and a social misfit. Cat McCullough, is orphaned, raising her little sister Claire, and struggling to survive. The last thing she's looking for is romance. In a high school full of girls swooning over Ronan Callahan, she's the only one who rejects his arrogant, cold, and indifferent behavior towards others. And yet, she's the only girl to ever capture his attention for more than a minute. When Ronan falls for Cat, he falls hard. For the first time ever, he looks forward to the traditional high school experience that now includes a budding romance. But when his life is threatened by a deadly virus, he is forced to abandon the simplicity of tradition and unite with five other Designer's, whom he shares a secret Designer trait so powerful, that it has the potential to influence world events.

Paperback, 252 pages

Published October 16th 2013 by Createspace
Genre: Young adult/ romance/ fantasy

Kristine's Thoughts:

* I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.*

I wasn't sure what I would think when I first got this book in the mail. I will admit that I am sometimes guilty of judging a book by its cover and I really do not like the cover. Considering the people depicted on the front are suppose to be beyond beautiful it just doesn't fit. To me they look scary with perhaps the exception of the little girl. I'm glad that I could look past it because it ended up being a pretty good young adult read. I think my youngest daughter would probably really like it. 

I won't re-tell the story (you can read the synopsis) but I will say that it was an easy book to get through with a simple writing style. It left you guessing and routing for the Designers. The story does not end when the book does leaving room for another book in the series. Although I felt the book was a little young for me I still enjoyed it. The relationship between Ronan and Cat was not as believable as I would have liked. It started out great but then seemed to a little rushed.

I will probably check out the next book to see where the story goes and recommend it to a younger audience.

About the Author
Elle Davis lives in El Dorado Hills, CA with her husband and two daughters.She is a Registered Nurse and works part-time as a Wound Ostomy Specialist.In her free time, she enjoys cycling, boating, snow skiing and camping.
Twitter-  Elle Davis



  1. this book sounds very different from all the other books I have read. I will have to get ahold of a copy for myself!

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