Sunday, August 26, 2012

Review Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

Pretties (Uglies, #2)Title: Pretties
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Published: November 1st, 2005 (Simon Pulse)
Pages: 370
Source: for review
Series: Uglies #2
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.

[This review may contain some spoilers for Uglies, the first book in the series. For the review of that book go here]

Tally finally got what she wanted, she became Pretty. She goes to all the parties and can just be Pretty. Until she gets a message that will change everything. Zane helps her get bubbly, so she has a clear mind. Being Pretty isn't so nice when she remembers. 

After reading Uglies it's always the question if the second book will be good or not so good. I liked Pretties, but not so much as the first book. It was a bit a retelling of the first in almost the same setting. But I still enjoyed reading it. 
The world setting is interesting and the characters as well. 

Tally was a bit more helpless than in the first book and I thought that was a pity. She was a strong character, especially at the ending, but it changed when she became Pretty. Which is obvious of course, but it slowed down the story. 

The writing style of Scott Westerfeld made up a lot! I still had a hard time putting the book down. I'm curious what will happen in book three. 

The ending wasn't really satisfying. The characters had all changed a lot and not all in a good way. I still liked the story, but I hope Specials is better. 


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  2. I LOVE this series, but I think Pretties is my least favorite. I'm glad to see another lover of the series! ;)

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