Dystopian December - J.L. Spelbring

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Guest post by J.L. Spelbring!

Thank you so  much for inviting me to your blog, Claire. I'm waaaaaaay honored.

You asked me to talk about PERFECTION and a little about the world I created. I don't even know where to start.

So, I decided to start here....

Like most books, PERFECTION is based on a 'what if' concept. In this case...What if Hitler won the world?

As you may or may not know, the Nazis were very interested in the paranormal and eugenics. So, I combined the two together and tossed in a sprinkling of fantasy.

PERFECTION takes place in a world where everyone is blond-haired and blue-eyed. All other races have been annihilated. If a child with (what the Government considers) 'inferior' genes is born, they are either put to death or sent to camps.

One doctor who works in a eugenics lab took the experimentation a step further, and he sets out to create a superior soldier. His creations are not only considered perfect by society, but they are faster, stronger, geniuses, 'gifted,' and unemotional. Excepts he fails at the latter.

Ellyssa, an eighteen year old female, is bred into existence to be one of the superior soldiers. The problem is she feels emotions but has been able to suppress them and hide them from the doctor. Until, one fated day, she meets a dark-hair Renegade, a member of the Resistance, who seems to also be gifted. This starts a series of events, which lead Ellyssa to discovering the true plans of the doctor and then her escape.

Ellyssa meets very interesting people during her adventure. She also learns a few things, too, like differences in genetic codes doesn't make someone inferior and the true meaning of friendship and family.   

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Perfection - 
J.L. Spelbring
Released: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

Synopsis: The personification of Aryan purity, Ellyssa's spent her whole life under her creator's strict training and guidance; her purpose is to eradicate inferior beings. She was genetically engineered to be the perfect soldier: strong, intelligent, unemotional, and telepathic.

Only Ellyssa isn't perfect.

Ellyssa feels emotions--a fact she's spent her life concealing. Until she encounters the epitome of inferiority: a dark-haired boy raised among renegades hiding since the Nazis won the war a century ago. He speaks to her telepathically, pushing thoughts into her mind, despite the impossibility of such a substandard person having psychic abilities.

But he does.

His unspoken words and visions of a place she's never visited make Ellyssa question her creator. Confused and afraid her secret will be discovered, Ellyssa runs away, embarking on a journey where she discovers there is more to her than perfection.

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student


  1. Thank you so much for having me as part of your Dystopian December.

    Happy Holidays to you and your readers!

  2. My thoughts...

    Wow, I LOVE the sound of this book...I HAVE TO READ IT!!!...
    *notices it's not out until MAY 2013!!!*

    ;) seriously, this is the first I've heard of this book but I am now so excited for it! :D


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