The Blemished is the first book in the Blemished series, following Mina Hart. She is one of the Blemished, a normal born girl as a pose to the GEMs who are genetically modified children to perfection. She lives in a world of complete segregation but it seems that she is not one to take things lying down and starts to bend the rules slightly before breaking them completely.
She knows she is destined for more than the Operation that will make her sterile and probably send her senile too at an early age and she is determined to fight for it. Going against everything the world stands for she makes friends among the Blemished and the GEMs, used a supernatural ability she has been hiding for many years and goes on the run.
The Blemished was a good first book in the series. It was well written and engaged me throughout leaving me wanting more. I did find that Mina’s character was a little annoying at times. She knew that she should be following certain rules to keep her and her dad safe but it seems that she has had enough and goes a little crazy with things. She is a very strongly feminist character which I really liked and she does things for herself and made up of her own actions and decisions. I think that this part of her character is really well developed and I enjoyed taking the ride along with her as she tried to escape.
The world is built up really well and fits in smoothly together with the storyline. I feel that the series is going to offer quite a lot and answer a lot of questions that have been left unanswered. It is a good read and I would recommend it.