Monday, June 13, 2011

Book 28 of 2011 Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

Pretties (Uglies, #2)Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
My rating: 2 of 5 stars


Tally is back in the City and the operation is complete, she is finally Pretty. She's becoming a member of the Crims gang, she has the perfect boyfriend and everyone wants to be like her. But, she isn't as happy as she thought she would be. She has a sense that something is not right. Then at a party a message from her Ugly/Smoke past arrives with a note that she wrote to herself. She and Zane her perfectly beautiful boyfriend embark on a quest to find the 'New Smoke' and regain their memories of the past.

Two stars equals an okay book. While it didn't blow me away, it wasn't terrible either. The story seemed to get a little tired. It was basically just a rehash of Pretties with a new boy. I expected more and that's probably not fair. This is after all, a YA book and should not be judged on the same basis as a book written for adults. I'll still finish the trilogy with Specials on my hold list at the library, but I'm certainly not excited about this one.

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  1. I couldn't get through the first one. Tally annoyed me to no end. So I suppose it's good I have no desire to read the second.

  2. I know, Tally annoys me also. I have to keep reminding myself that it's a YA book, written for teens or more likely tweens, about teens and I should cut her some slack. I picked up Specials yesterday at the library and will make myself finish the trilogy.