Less Than Perfect

Less Than Perfect

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by Kelly Jensen
     
 

Less Than Perfect by Kelly Jensen

Mikayla's read every book in her collection of post-apocalyptic novels at least twice. She thinks she's prepared for aliens taking over Earth. She's not.

Nor is she prepared for the attention of a good-looking refugee named Reg.

All Mikayla and Reg want is a safe place to see out the end of the world,

Overview

Less Than Perfect by Kelly Jensen

Mikayla's read every book in her collection of post-apocalyptic novels at least twice. She thinks she's prepared for aliens taking over Earth. She's not.

Nor is she prepared for the attention of a good-looking refugee named Reg.

All Mikayla and Reg want is a safe place to see out the end of the world, hidden away from the aliens that call themselves The People, but cities of the depopulated United States not infested with The People are rife with gangs, the detritus of civilization and disease.

On a mission to restock their supplies, Mikayla and Reg are captured by The People and prepared for the procedure that will make them perfect, but no longer quite human. In order to escape, they need to rely on each other...if Mikayla can trust a man who seems too good to be true.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781622663330
Publisher:
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
10/28/2013
Series:
Entangled Ever After
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Kelly Jensen lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter. When she's not busy being a mom, Kelly spends her time volunteering at the local library, playing video games, and studying Kiryoku, a martial art combining Shotokan, Aikido, and Tang Soo Do.

Less Than Perfect is her first book.

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Less Than Perfect 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
Mikayla’s read every book in her collection of post-apocalyptic novels at least twice. She thinks she’s prepared for aliens taking over Earth. She’s not. Nor is she prepared for the attention of a good-looking refugee named Reg. All Mikayla and Reg want is a safe place to see out the end of the world, hidden away from the aliens that call themselves The People, but cities of the depopulated United States not infested with The People are rife with gangs, the detritus of civilization and disease. On a mission to restock their supplies, Mikayla and Reg are captured by The People and prepared for the procedure that will make them perfect, but no longer quite human. In order to escape, they need to rely on each other…if Mikayla can trust a man who seems too good to be true. Review: Let me start by saying I am sooo tired today and it is all this books fault...LOL Seriously, I could not go to bed last night until I had it finished, so it is really my fault for starting it so late. I really was hooked and did not want to stop reading it until I was finished. In a post alien invasion world, humans are struggling to survive and keep away from "The People" Who are Aliens and Humans who have been altered to be "Perfect" It reminds me of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, in that people are rounded up and made "Perfect", but they are not the same and come to you a try to convince you to become "Perfect" too. The story is about Mikayla who is surviving with Reg, Beth and Hiram when their farm house is over taken by other survivors. They leave and while searching for food and supplies are captured by "The People" Mikayla and Reg manage to escape before they are turned "Perfect". Once they escape they find others who are "resistance" and help them with a coordinated effort to stop "The People". I liked that Ms. Jensen made this story feel real, like Mikayla trying to save her box of books as an attempt to hold onto past. The lawlessness of the people who are trying to survive was very authentic to me and I can see how people would use guns first and talk later or eye the opposite sex in ways they might not have before. I felt Mikayla's insecurities in her looks when it comes to her attraction with Reg. I loved the build up of Reg and Mikayla's love story and was so worried that one of them would get changed when they were captured. The ending was very exciting with the plan and execution of the bombing of the hospital. I do believe this is Ms. Jensen's first book and cannot wait to see what she comes up with next! 4.5 stars
Sami_Creech More than 1 year ago
Less than perfect is a story that is based on group of aliens come to our planet and making everyone into perfect versions of themselves and the small group of humans who are unwilling to go along with their plans. They may be flawed in the looks department in one area or another but better than that than to lose your soul for someone else’s version of human perfection. Mikayla and Reg are the main characters in this story and they are well matched. I don’t want to say much more and give the story away but read it you will find it intriguing I usually don’t do post-apocalyptic books but this one is a rare find .
psee More than 1 year ago
This was the first book of Kelly Jensen's that I have read and I was pleasantly surprised. Less Than Perfect is the telling of Mikayla and Reg's survival and developing romance post Alien invasion taking over the world. Certain aspects of the book reminded me of The Host which is probably the only other book I have read in this genre. Jensen does a good job describing what life is like after such a crazy, and hopefully unlikely, Alien takeover. I really liked Mikayla's character and felt her to be a strong heroine in the end. She really came through. Reg sounds dreamy and although the two don't seem to have the makings of a perfect couple, they work. I love how Reg looks out for Mikayla even before any romance develops and what was more endearing was how Beth, one of their fellow survivors, helped the coupling occur. This book is a novella so it makes for a quick read. I really found the storyline to be interesting and part of me wishes it could have been a novel so I could have gotten a better feel for the developing romance. In essence, I just wanted a little more. Despite that, it is most definitely a complete story that is very entertaining. If you enjoy romance books with the paranormal feel, and are looking for a quick read, then Less Than Perfect would be perfect for you. Thanks to Entangled Publishing for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Bookworm_Blurbs More than 1 year ago
Nothing could have prepared Mikayla for the alien invasion, not even all the post-apocalyptic novels that she's read. The invaders, known simply as The People, seek to perfect the human race - whether they want to be or not. While doing her best to simply survive in a world that's different than anything she could have possibly imagined, Mikayla meets Reg, and finds that love can thrive even in the most dangerous of worlds.    I really enjoyed reading this book. It was especially interesting after reading The 5th Wave last week. After having positively reacted to both books, I'm beginning to wonder if maybe I should start reading more sci-fi... if it's all as good as these two, maybe it'll be my new favorite genre!   The opening chapter of this book reminded me of The Wizard of Oz, which made me laugh. It didn't come off as cheesy; rather, it actually piqued my interest in the story. This was amplified from the fact that the book is action-packed from the get-go, which I'm coming to learn is essential to the success of a novella.    I liked the characters a lot. Mikayla was sweet and I enjoyed her quirky personality. Reg was Mr. Perfect. I was disappointed that Reg was kind of a one-dimensional character and, though certainly likeable, by the end of the story, I still didn't really feel like I knew him that well. In spite of this, which I've learned is a fatal flaw of the novella format, their romance is still cute and definitely put a smile on my face - I really wanted them to get through everything that they went to so that they could have a happily ever after.   I'm glad that the title ended up being significant. At a first glance, the title comes across as being just a bland romance title, but it ends up tying in really nicely with the whole them of how perfection isn't actually desirable. I loved how the author conveyed the message that our imperfections are what make us human and we should embrace them.    This was a really intense story with the perfect combination of romance and adventure. I would recommend it to any romance fan, even if, like me, you usually shy away from sci-fi. You might find that this defies your preconceived notions of the genre!    Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC from Entangled Publishing, but in no way did this influence my review. 
VampedChik More than 1 year ago
Aliens come to earth, they look like us but are completely beautiful and perfect in every way. No blemishes, nice bodies. Everything you could want. To good to be true? It is.   This story follows Mikayla and Reg. Who are trying to survive and hide from these aliens who call themselves "The People". For an alien take-over novel it was actually a very light read. The romance was very sweet.   I'd definitely be interested in reading more in this world to see what happens with the aliens.
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
Aliens have took over Earth and they have changed all the humans they could find. Mikayla has managed to stay free and kept her treasure safe. Her books are what she will try to save no matter what.  After she and her friends are forced to leave there safe house they have to try and get supplies in a city. She and Reg are captured and are set to be changed. She has to depend on Reg a guy she likes. He at times seems to be good to true and she worries he may have different motives for getting close to her.  Reg is a sexy guy who tries to lighten the mood when it everyone gets down. He is very protective of Mikayla and will do whatever to keep her safe. Mikayla is smart, sweet and at times you think she is a younger girl than she is. She doesn't give up and will fight with all she has.  I love dystopian books and this is a good one. Aliens instead of zombies in the case of this book. The plot is a good one. You see that the aliens aren't the only thing you have to worry about that humans can be bad as well. I liked all the characters in this book. Mikayla is easy to like as she is a bookworm and while she is not a child at times she seems like it. I love Reg from the start. Mikayla has to see who she can trust in this book and at times she doesn't know for sure who to trust. While I enjoyed this book I wish it had a little more to it. I wanted to know more about the aliens. Overall this is a good book with two people falling in love in a time of danger.
Mennina1 More than 1 year ago
Aliens have taken over the earth and are called The People. They are at first friendly offering to take away imperfections and then suddenly it is realized they are turning everyone to the Aliens way of thinking. Humanity is no longer like you know it. Mikayla and Reg are just trying to make it through the world until the Aliens leave them in peace. They have several encounters with The People and manager to stick together. Mikayla tries to keep a box of books with her and Reg is so sweet helping her out. He looks after her and they fall in love. Great book, I wish there was a second book so I could figure out if the Aliens left or destroyed the rest of the world.
cattouch More than 1 year ago
A story about surviving as Alien's take over the earth and turn humans into "perfect" people.....the day to day struggle as some people help each other and some turn lawless. There is a love story about two of the chance met survivors that is really sweet and hopeful..I don't usually like 'take over, end of world' story's..but this was very interesting and well told.
mysticrosetiger More than 1 year ago
Mikayla, Reg, Hiram, and Beth are trying to survive after the aliens " The People" take over the world. Where you either choose to be one of the people, perfect in every-way or hide and try not to be found. Mikayla and Reg have formed a bond since they meet. Now on the run and getting what they can out of abandon stores. Hiram was shot and killed. Mikayla and Reg was captured, before the could change them, the found away out. They found some other people like them that just wanted the world the way it was before the aliens came. They had a plan to blow up the buildings where they were changing people in hopes of getting rid of them, they would go away. They were ready to fight for their humanity. 
sjziegler More than 1 year ago
booksbysteph says "Contradicting but Good" In 2015, the "beautiful alien visitors arrived in beautiful, undetectable alien starships. They looked like us, but better... They had observed us from afar for thousands of years, and came to render assistance in helping us achieve the next evolutionary step." They could make us beautiful too. In exchange, we ended up handing over our souls. I am trying to find food and a new home with my group after a small gang kicked us off our farm. We met a man who invited us over for lunch with his mother. He looked harmless enough. We drank cold lemonades when I started to feel weird. I could not move my body and started seeing spots. Right before I passed out I realized I had been drugged. I awoke in a small room and knew I had been captured by the aliens. I had to figure a way out of there. They will steal my soul and make me one of them. I GIVE THIS BOOK: 3 Stars Sometimes the hardest books to review are the ones that leave you with questions. This book leaves me with so many questions, yet, because of the plot of the story, the questions, literally, cannot be answered. Still, I feel like some things contradict each other. The story, however, was good. It kept me enthralled. I even got a fright when the low battery box popped up on my Kindle. I just about jumped out of my skin and scared a sleeping cat off my lap. Until next time, live life one page at a time!