July 18, 2009

Pretties - Scott Westerfeld

Uglies series - Book 2

Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect. Perfectly wrong.

Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted.

But beneath all the fun -- the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom -- is a nagging sense that something's wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally's ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what's wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold.

Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life -- because the authorities don't intend to let anyone with this information survive.

This was interesting. Plus, it has a bonus point already for being sequel. I guess my best way to describe it is like a roller coaster... Up & down. Sometimes I couldn't breathe, and sometimes I wanted to stop reading. Nevertheless, Westerfeld is an amazing writer. I loved the way he manages to let you know with a completely different writing, when the world -Tally's mind- is bubbly and when its bogus.

That was what I liked the most, along with the way he mocks reality. It's hard to think he is so right. Everything he says -about the actual world- is now playing with my mind. In this book, he doesn't focus so much in pretty/ugly issues, more in the self-destructing predator and war-lover that the world today has become. It is really amazing his point of view. That fact alone, makes it an incredible reading.

I have mixed emotions about this book. I fell he complicated things too much. But I did like it. I guess I'm just heartbroken for David. And it is rare, when the reader doesn't have a preference in the love-conflict (Yeah, by "the reader" I mean me). I love them both!!! I can't decide! So, that makes the story and the characters amazing. I thought for a moment we'd have three -Andrew- to choose from. I'm glad that didn't happen (it would be interesting huh?). The cover though, did not impress me. Its hard to top that first one. It's an amazing book for fiction lovers.


  1. Great book!!! and I'm sure Specials won't dissapoint you...and it is really hard to choose one guy isn't!!Enjoy Specials...I'm not sure if I'll ever read Extras...I will miss this characters too much...and the cover?? I really liked it..is my fav choice for a "final couple" :)

  2. Hey who are the ones in the cover? Tally & Zane right?

  3. That sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the review.


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