July 21, 2009

Specials - Scott Westerfeld

Young Adult
384 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: May 9, 2006

Uglies series - Book 3

"Special Circumstances":

The words have sent chills down Tally's spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor -- frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally's never been ordinary.

And now she's been turned into one of them: a superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.

The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more.

Still, it's easy to tune that out -- until Tally's offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she's programmed to complete. Either way, Tally's world will never be the same.

Oh, my! What a disappointment. This is my opinion, the first two book were so totally bubbly and this one was utterly bogus. I mean, really? It's like nothing actually happened. I felt I was reading an empty book. I kept remembering Haymitch -from Hunger Games- saying "Come on, give me something to work with". The whole book lacked any type of emotion. Except, in my case, anger! How could this books be written by the same person? And oh, I don't want to spoil anything here, but the main event should not have happened. No no.

Geez, this is my first 2 star review and its heartbreaking. Because the first book is probably one of the best YA books I've read. Moving on to characters, he managed to make David no-one. He showed absolutely no personality in this book. And the theme thing, I didn't feel it had a message at all (Unlike the power of the first two). The plot was shameful, and devastating. The only thing that I kind of liked, is Tally's character and the cover art. Not the best cover, but it sure gets attention. So there, I did it. I wont read the next book for a while, but I'll read it eventually.

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