Sunday, September 12, 2010

Book #59 - Specials

Scott Westerfeld

Blurb: "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..(From Goodreads)
Length: Medium- 372 pages

Notes: The was originally called the last of the "Uglies" trilogy, although it looks like there is a fourth book, but just following different characters.  I liked this one better than the second book, but I still think I liked the first book the best.  This was entertaining, but the ending still felt pretty wide open.  I'm glad I read the whole series, though!

Random quote : "Be careful with the world , or the next time we meet, it might get ugly."

Recommend: Yes

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