Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Specials (Uglies, Book 3) by Scott Westerfeld
Basically this book picks up where book two left off. But now Tally has been turned in to a Special. And not just any Special, but one of the elite new Cutters within the Special Circumstances. The Specials are enhanced even more than the Pretties to the point of looking harsh and cruel, but still beautiful. The best part is all your physical abilities and senses are enhanced and optimized. You are pretty much invincible. And you are programmed to think you are better than everyone else.
Tally is teamed back up with her BFF or "frennimie" Shay. They have wild adventures trying to stop the New Smoke and help her ex-lover Zane. It's all very "icy" and "bubbly".
But part of me started to get annoyed with these books. The main characters value being pretty above everything and think they are better than everyone and now they are cutting themselves to get "icy"?? Not the best example. It all turns out with a good moral story in the end, but I don't know...I just didn't love them. Something was off about the storyline to me. They just didn't sit right with me in the end.
I give this one 3 out of 5 stars.
I'm going to stop my journey with these books here for now. I have the last book Extras, but I need a break for now.