By Phaedra Seabolt
Published: July 23rd 2013
Published by: Hayson Publishing
Meara Falk always followed her parents’ rules, until one night in March when the temptation to let loose changed her life forever. Nine months later, disowned and with a baby on her hip, she discovers werewolves are real after being on the wrong end of one’s teeth and claws.
When her first change is upon her, werewolves attack her home, stealing her son and driving her out of her home. Now she’s looking for the man who kidnapped her baby and turned her life upside down.
A war is brewing between the two packs with Meara’s son being in the center. Will she be able to get her son back before losing everyone she cares about?
Imperfection is a book that gives the reader a perfect example of how giving into temptation and peer pressure can end up coming back to bite you in the ass. Literally. This book is full of “life lessons” and I’m thinking of having my 13 year old read it just as a warning about how life can sometimes turn out so different than you plan or expect.
Meara seems to be an intelligent young lady. She’s a senior in college, makes perfect grades, and follows her parent’s rules of no drinking, sex or partying until after graduation. In return, they pay for her education. Sounds easy enough to me. Meara does a great job of following these rules until she lets her friends talk her into participating in “Green Beer Day”. It’s similar to St. Patrick’s Day, but from a business standpoint makes a lot of sense. She goes out, gets wasted, and her life falls apart from there.
She wakes up in a hotel room alone with no memory of the sex she obviously had. She finds out soon after that she is pregnant and her parents are PISSED! Personally, I wanted to punch her parents in their douchey faces for the way they treated her. Luckily, she has 2 friends who are very supportive of her who help her out a lot. These friends sure do have some secrets though.
The story gets even crazier from there. She soon discovers the truth about werewolves when she is bitten and that werewolves are trying to kidnap her son! Why on earth would werewolves want her son? You will have to read Imperfection for yourself to find out.
I gave this book 3.5 stars because I liked the story and the writing, but I didn’t LOVE it. I can’t give you a real reason as to why other than I think it has to do with Meara. She seems so intelligent, but yet stupid at the same time. Maybe she’s just naive. The scene where she goes out drinking with her friends sort of bothered me as well. She’s NEVER gone drinking before (at least that’s the impression I got), but yet she’s throwing back shot after shot after shot. Yes, she gets totally wasted, but it just felt like something was off about it. And what kind of friends does she have if they know she’s never gone out drinking, yet they encourage her to keep drinking like a pro, and then let her go off by herself? It just seemed very weird to me as a girl because when I used to go out drinking with my friends, we stayed together. If someone wanted to hook up with someone that was their business, but if it was someone we knew wasn’t a big partiers, or someone who normally wasn’t a sexual kind of girl, there’s no way we would have let her go off with some strange guy all alone! We would have been babysitting her if necessary. They knew about her inexperience, yet did nothing to discourage her from going off the deep end. I think if I had been Meara, I would have been pretty pissed that they didn’t stop me from doing something stupid. It really sounded like this girl was going to get alcohol poisoning before anything else!
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a reminder of why you should keep your head on straight and not give in to peer pressure. You can go out and have fun, but damn be responsible about it. And if you are with a friend, be a friend and help them not be stupid. I will read the next book in the series because I do want to see what happens next. I just hope Meara and her friends grow up a bit because if not, her poor son will probably be better off with the wolves!
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All About Phaedra
Phaedra Seabolt is the youngest of four and the only girl. She spent her childhood trying to be the best she could be at everything she did which drove her to attend college long enough to attain her master’s degree. Now she is a stay at home mom and happily married. She spends her limited spare time writing, reading, and reviewing.
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**I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review**