Sunday, January 22, 2012

Review - Pretties (Uglies, #2) by Scott Westerfeld

Title: Pretties (Uglies, #2) (Amazon)
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 370
Genre: Y/A
Source: Missy owns

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.

Kim’s Take – I thought this book was so much better than the first installment. I was totally hooked on this series by the second half of the first book, which was rather boring in the beginning.

Tally has now had the surgery to become a Pretty and is living a life of luxury and non-stop parties in New Pretty Town. But everything is disrupted by a letter she receives that she wrote to herself when she was still an Ugly. She has promised to take 2 pills to heal brain lesions caused by the transformation. The lesions cause individuals to become peaces loving, unquestioning, and dense. Scared to attempt the cure alone, and leave her boyfriend Zane behind, she splits the pills with him.

The actions begins when Tally and Zane search for the Ruins where the pills have come from and get help for Zane who seems to be having a bad response to the dose. With the Specials on their tail, the journey is an exciting adventure.

I have a fondness for post-apocalyptic books and I love the world Westerfeld has created and the surprises along the way.

This installment kept me on my toes and made it extremely hard to put down. I started the third book in the series immediately! Review on the third book, Specials, will be coming soon!

Kim’s Rating – 5/5


  1. I read Pretties many years ago and never felt compelled to pick up the second. Maybe I should try it....Thanks.

  2. I remember I read this one a long time ago, :P but that's about it.
    But now you have made me want to read again!

  3. Hi I recently reviewed this series on my blog and this was by far my favorite of the series. I fell in love with Zane! Found you on Goodreads, followed both of you on all your links, check mine out if you are so inclined