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The Perfect Outcast by Melissa O. Hansen – Review by Felicia Bates

The Perfect OutcastThe Perfect Outcast by Melissa Ott Hansen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Perfect Outcast
Melissa Hansen
5 out of 5 stars

There was a time not too long ago when I would completely overlook a YA book because I was “too old” to being reading it. The fact that The Perfect Outcast is not really categorized within a genre I would gravitate toward and never having read this author before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Admittedly, my expectations weren’t set very high.
I honestly loved just about everything in this book. The world building and the depth of character, attention to detail within the writing were all points that kept me interested from start to finish.
What I loved best about the book though, was that it really was more than a book about some “fantasy land”. The storyline serves as a reminder that things aren’t always as they appear and there is beauty in the most unexpected places.
Melissa Hansen really delivered a 5 star, thought provoking read and I look forward to more from this author.

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The Perfect Outcast by Melissa O. Hansen – Review by Heather Lovelace

The Perfect OutcastThe Perfect Outcast by Melissa Ott Hansen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow. I believe I am still a bit speechless after reading this one. This was not a typical YA read for me. In fact it had some fairly serious thematic elements throughout that were substantial and complex. The character development was spot on and the world building was very complete and well done. I could tell I would enjoy this book from the synopsis. However I didn’t anticipate being riveted as I was from the start. A very well written book for YA and up. Highly recommended.

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The Perfect Outcast by Melissa O. Hansen – Review by Faith Jackson

The Perfect OutcastThe Perfect Outcast by Melissa Ott Hansen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a coming of age story which explores the inner thoughts of Alina who I happened to love even through her transformation. She has to deal with peers who make her feel less than. This book takes you inside a world where it’s unpredictable for the reader craving every word from the author. This is a beautiful story that leads you down turns you never expected.

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The Perfect Outcast by Melissa O. Hansen – Review by Amanda Kimble

The Perfect OutcastThe Perfect Outcast by Melissa Ott Hansen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

The Perfect Outcast by Melissa O. Hansen

This is the first book I’ve read by the author and I so hope it won’t be my last. The Perfect Outcast is amazing and I really hope there’s more. Hansen knows what to do to capture a reader’s attention.

Pira is a beautiful place while Carthem isn’t. Pira has no flaws, but one. Alina. She looks nothing like the other women in Pira. Now, Carthem isn’t exactly like Pira would like you to believe.

Alina, Jade, and Rex are thrown into Carthem and find challenges along the way. Alina is a hero to them. The quote I chose for Alina is: “I’ll pack my bag so it’s ready for Jade to take, and then let’s go.”

Fantasy lovers you need to read this. You’ll be happy!

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The Perfect Outcast by Melissa O. Hansen – Review by Kerry Carr

The Perfect OutcastThe Perfect Outcast by Melissa Ott Hansen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a great young adult book. It keeps the reader guessing. It is full of adventure.

Alina is very relatable for young women who may struggle to fit in with their peers. Her fight to fit into a perfect world when she is anything but perfect can feel like a struggle most teenagers go through.

The world Alina lives in is perfect, even the people are perfect, created by one man using science instead of nature meaning that everyone of them is flawless and immortal apart from Alina.

Alina was a mistake, she is not flawless and perfect like the rest of the people around her and she questions why that is the case. Alina sets out to discover why this happened to her but what she finds will shock her. The perfect world shows itself as less than perfect and their creator isn’t some powerful god but a man set on ruling over the people he creates. Will Alina differences mean that she cant survive? Or will her findings make her stronger and more confident in the person she is?

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The Perfect Outcast by Melissa O. Hansen – Review by Lisa Helmick

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one huge adventure! It really kept my interest as we go from one scene to the next. Just when I think I am getting it figured out. We go to another place and I have to start all over again. I am not complaining it just really kept me on my toes. This is filled with politics, dangerous creatures, immortals, rebellion and one guy who thinks he is God.

The characters are endless. But I loved learning and meeting each one. They all have unique traits that add to or help move the story along. As we follow Alina along her journey we see her skittishness then how it turns to confidence.

Overall this is an intriguing story. As for the characters there are a few I want to more of their story. What will happen when Zaiden arrives if ever? Will Oliver become her one? What’s up with Jade and Mae? J’koby, Camden…the list goes in. As you can see this story isn’t over. So bring on book 2!

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The Perfect Outcast by Melissa O. Hansen – Review by Cindy Mayberry

The Perfect OutcastThe Perfect Outcast by Melissa Ott Hansen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Perfect Outcast
By Melissa O. Hansen
☆☆☆☆☆
This complete novel is great for those wonderfully growing and changing teens, with a wild imagination. This is a fantasy for all ages as well, as I enjoyed this adventure.

Alina is a 17 year old that just wants what all of her classmates have. But her inner teen wants more. She is not pretty, she is not liked and she even has teachers who do not like her. A teen living in a perfect town. No sadness, no death and plenty of happy partiers. Perfect! Just not for Alina. She wants answers, she has many questions, and not even her caregiver will talk to her. So here is where it gets good, sit back and read on.

Melissa Hansen has quite the knowledge of those teens and young adults. Her story will not disappoint. I love her characters for this story. She gave it that realness teens are looking for. While this story is a YA Fantasy. I did enjoy reading it. It holds your interest and keeps you, the reader, wanting more. Take the leap and enjoy this story. I know I did!

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The Perfect Outcast by Melissa O. Hansen – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This young adult story is amazing. I find that Melissa O. Hansen does an amazing job with her attention to detail. She writes about a perfect world and a young lady who is imperfect. Try to imagine everyone and everything is perfect and then there was you, the imperfect person. Alina is looking for a safe space where she can be her. While looking for her perfect place she finds a dark spot in the past. Will the dark past be too much for her? You will have to read to find out how this story plays out.

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The Perfect Outcast by Melissa O. Hansen – Review by Liz Vrchota

The Perfect OutcastThe Perfect Outcast by Melissa Ott Hansen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Melissa O. Hansen has really written a lovely novel here. I was not sure what to expect since I hadn’t read anything by her previously, but this book was one I look forward to visiting again and sharing with my teenage daughter as well. This book has not only a wonderful storyline with fab characters, it has some really good points to be seen and made about people and personal growth. We are not all perfect or if we are we are perfect in our own ways and for different reasons. I felt like that was such a strong point throughout but it didn’t read lecture like or difficult it had the perfect flow to engage the reader and teach. This book brings us the story of Alina, a young woman stuck in the middle of a confusing time and world. She will get in your head and make you think as you enjoy the magic of her story. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book!

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The Perfect Outcast by Melissa O. Hansen – Review by Jenni Bishop

The Perfect OutcastThe Perfect Outcast by Melissa Ott Hansen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Perfect Outcast by Melissa O. Hansen is a YA Dystopian Sci Fi and her writing, world building and characters makes it easy to get caught up in the storyline. It is an original premise that is creative so you can imagine the worlds of mortals and immortals and what they consider beautiful or not. But what is the definition of what one person perceives as beautiful as opposed to the next person. If I found it an interesting read the YA’s will definitely like it.

 

Reviewed by @jennadb

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