Pretties (Uglies #2) – Scott Westerfeld

Published January 13, 2013 by bibliobeth

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Whats it all about?:

Tally has finally become Pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are cool, her boyfriend is totally gorgeous, and she’s completely popular. It’s everything she’s ever wanted. But beneath all the fun – the non-stop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom – is the nagging sense that something is very 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…

What did I think?:

This is the second book in Scott Westerfeld’s trilogy book which began with Uglies. I gave Uglies a massive five star review, so my expectations were kind of high for the follow up – Pretties. Let me just say, for a YA book its absolutely fantastic and the age range it’s aimed for will love it however I was a tiny bit let down by this second offering. I think I know what it was though…. the “pretty speak” was kind of dizzy-making and bogus you know?!

However, if you can get past the pretty speak, (which I did) the second half of the book is thrilling and by the end of it I felt excited about reading the next in the series, Specials. Can’t wait to see how Westerfeld is going to conclude the trilogy.

Would I recommend it?:

Probably!

Star rating (out of 5):

3-5-stars

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