Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Review: Pretties (Uglies #2)

Pretties (Uglies #2)
by Scott Westerfeld

Genre: Dystopia


Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect. Perfectly wrong.

Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted.

But beneath all the fun -- the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom -- is a nagging sense that something's 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 -- because the authorities don't intend to let anyone with this information survive.




3.5 birds

Well, I've been wanting to read this book forever since I finished the first one in the series.  (that I absolutely loved)

I was so excited and now I'm a bit dissapointed. I liked the book. But I was not thrilled about it.  

The first half of the book was a little slow but the second one has a nice pace.

The story starts a few weeks after the end of Uglies. Now Tally is pretty and she is surrounded by a lot of pretty friends. Peris is there and so is Shay. I found their behaviour annoying hehe but of course, they are "pretties" now, it's what they do! 

There are new characters such as Zane who is her new crush and he is intriguing. Actually I think he was one of my favorites and the one that made the book good.

Shay was utterly annoying, resentful and honestly, she is so envious that I don't understand why Tally even bothered with her. 

But regardless my personal opinion on the characters I believe they were nicely created and with defined personalities.

The world building as always is remarkable. Westerfeld has a gift for that.

I liked the way Tally's past caught up with her and how the events after they take the pills unfolded.  There was a lot of action involved and I enjoyed that.
I'm not so sure if I liked the things the different characters did to stay "bubbly" but nonetheless, they make total sense.

I would have liked to see more of David. More interaction between him and Tally. 

The end... well... taking the name of the 3rd installment into account, it's not too difficult to imagine but I would have liked something else. It felt rushed.

So in Tally's words I would say this book was a mix of "bogus" moments with "bubbly making" ones :)

Of course, the good moments, make me wanna read the sequel :p


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I hope you liked it!


  1. This is a new series to me. I'm intrigued. You always give great reviews :)

  2. Great review...and I have actually read this series and this was the one that made me a Westerfield fan:) Thanks for sharing!



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