Author: Scott Westerfeld
YA Science Fiction/ Fantasy
Basic Rating: 4/5
Story line: 4/5
Recommendation: For readers who like good books that are full of adventure and mystery. Also for readers who like YA Science Fiction Fantasy.
My Thoughts: I loved it! All i can really say is Wow! It is a really good book, i loved both the YA and science fantasy in it. Great Combo! It is a really good second book not at all a let down, it is mostly like a second part though, meaning it really isn't a sequel but just another part to the epic story. It is a great series and i can't wait to buy and read the next book in the series, Specials. I loved the characters, they were strong and made you feel emotion. Either you hated them (in a good way, meaning they were so good that you felt a dislike for them that you should.) or you really liked them. I really liked and loved Tally, she is again a great character. And she was still the same person, and i liked that. She did grow, i didn't always like her decisions, and thinking's, but she was strong and growing into herself and her choices. I really liked Zane, he is a very cool new character. He was not what i expected, and i loved him for that. Shay made me stire up emotions both hot and cold. (which one is good i don't know but she did) And David, god i still love him! Didn't see him for a while, but i still adore and love him. I can't wait to see what happens next. . . i really enjoyed the story line. It was surprising to see where it took me and i loved the adventure. Although i was not in love with the ending it was great for the book. And a great opening for the next one. . . Cliff hanger! (got use to that by watching Lost) But now i am very excited. . . and can't wait to read the next part to the series.
Plot: Tally just became pretty, and it is the best life ever! Great looks, great friends, great clothes, great everything! And you can have anything you want and ask for, who could not want to be pretty? But their seems to be always something haunting her, she seems to be different than most pretties, but why? And it also seems to be harder for her to be bubbly once she has the unexpected visit from an unwanted old past. The news seems to be right on schedule, and everything she remembers and think to be right and true is shaken and flipped upside down. What is a pretty girl to do? But is struggling to stay bubbly and finding the answerer's of her fuzzy past worth all the effort and trouble? Is it worth risking everything? Isn't it much easier to stay pretty and pretty minded? Tally must choose between a life of ease and perfection or a choice of freedom and truth. Bust she must choose quickly because specials are always not so far behind.