A brilliant dystopian novel for any age
I picked it up because it reminded me of the ideas of 1984 or Brave New World and enjoyed the action packed read. Five Stars…
Wow. Just wow. And also, thank heavens!

When I finished the novel this morning, my overwhelming emotion was, "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!" I also found myself wondering whether girls who enjoy this will go on to read Maragret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" when they are ready.

And as for the planned sequels, all I have to say to Dalton is, "you go, girl! I can't wait."

A REALLY GOOD READ!
I bought The Blemished on Kindle and didn't turn my light off till 1.30am this morning because I couldn't put it down! This is a great YA dystopian novel which ranks up there with Divergent and The Hunger Games. …
Awesome debut! 4.5 stars! :)
"I don't typically read a lot of dystopian novels because most of the time I just can't buy into the world that I've just walked into. But let me tell you that this novel was very different! The world of the GEMs and the Blemished became so real to me, and the characters...I half expected to run into them walking down a street somewhere!"…
Apocalyptic Reads Review
"The Blemished has elements of oppression, rebellion, loyalty, friendship, betrayal, and survival. What make is it unique is the strong female protagonist who owns her choices. "…
Review from Always YA at Heart
"The story is original, fresh, and entertaining. The characters are so well written, and you really get to feel like you know them. I loved Mina. I loved her strength and her determination. I really like Daniel also. He is quite hot, and the chemistry between him and Mina is supercharged. There are quite a few secondary characters in the book that also add a lot to the story. The book is fast-pasted and filled with action, mystery, and murder, with twists and turns that keep you guessing and turning the next page to see what happens. I actually read it in one day."…
Goodreads Review
"Wow, awesome story! It’s well worth the time I invested in it, so well worth it, that I will be waiting for the next one down the line"…