his series has its hook in me, that's for sure! This is the second installment in Scott Westerfeld's insanely popular series that began with Uglies. This one started off a little slower for me, but by the end the action and suspense were just as good as in the first novel.
Pretties continues to follow Tally Youngblood, a rebellious Ugly that was turned Pretty in the last novel. She is enjoying her new life as a Pretty, taking in all the party action and making friends with the very exclusive club, the Crims, when an old friend from her past life as an Ugly shows up. Tally is reminded of her trip to The Smoke and what she was actually doing in Pretty Town. Tally and Zane, a Crim, take the pills left by Croy and hope that they will be cured as the members of the Old Smoke had promised. When Zane has a bad reaction to the pill, Tally must find a way to get him to the New Smoke and the doctor that created the Cure.
In this novel, Tally wrestles with a lot of emotions including guilt, anger, and sadness. She feels horribly for betraying Shay, David, and the rest of The Smoke and wishes only to redeem herself. The only part of this book that I didn't care for was all the "pretty talk." It can get confusing and somewhat annoying when every other word is "bubbly." That alone is not a reason to avoid these books, as the plots are fantastic and very much original. I can't wait to read the last in the trilogy, Specials.
Pretties is even better than it's predecessor, Uglies. This book will have you making predictions and rooting for Tally to make important decisions. I know she didn't do everything I wanted her to, but that was all the more reason to keep reading. I wanted to see how it would end up. It's a great read.
Tally is in a whole new world.it's way different from the smoke. since she gave herself up to try the treatment, she was sent back to "pretty town" and she was turned pretty. there she become part of a hot clique called Crims. instandly she and the leader(Zane) click and she forgets all about her relationship with David and the Cure. then croy brings her the cure during a hot party and she has no clue what it is. after taking the cure, which she splits with zane, tally and the crims must once again defeat the Specials and escape to the Smokes. but it's so much harder this time because specials have some new tricks up their sleeves and the smoke seem to be moving ever so oftern.
this book if Great and just as good as the first one. i can't wait till i get teh third and last book in the trilogy. it's going to be a good read.
this is the second book in the trilogy. Tally has finally turned pretty. she gets to go to alot of parties and she is a crim, one of the best cliques in new pretty town. but then she starts to remember things from when she was ugly and her and her friend zane decide to leave. when they do, she has new problems from the old smoke reoccurring. when the specials threaten to find the smoke again, tally has a big desision to make.
the story continues with Tally. she finaly became a pretty along with her best friends shay and paris. she having fun but something does ot feel right. she meets shane, who happens to feel the same way. together they discover what reallly happened. the surgery made them brain washed. Turns out that tally had promised that when she became a pretty, she would test out these pills that might help clear the brain washing. the pills were created by david's mom, the leader of the runaways that tally was forced to get to go back to the city. it turns out that the pills do work now tally has to go back to the new hideout spot and tell david's mom the news.
its a really good book. very creative.
Tally has gotten her wish. She has fianlly become pretty. Her life is full of parties, and perfection. Her boyfriend Zane is totally popular, and hot, and she has everything she has ever wanted. A letter from her past comes saying that she is allowing herself to be cured from the lesions they put into their pretty minds to make them happy and bubbly all the time. There are pills that she and Zane split. What she doesnt know is that Zane took the people with the nanos that eat away at the lesions, and she took the pill that was supposed to stop the nanos from eating the rest of the brain. Slowly Zane is deteriorating. Special Circumstances is after the New Smoke that has been created since Tally accidently burned the other one down. Shay, is also pretty, but in an icy way. She is part of Special Circumstances. Special Circumstances are made up of almost indestructable people. There surgery is to the extenet. Their bones won't break, their power is at the max, they have night vision, and extra special hearing, allowed to heal within hours, and extra-ordinary speed. Shay's mission; to capture Tally, and it happens. "Face it Tally-wa, you're special." said Shay.
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 book was not as great as i was expecting. I think i'll go crazy if i hear bubbly or bogus one more time. Other than that i do think this was a good middle to the series. The events seemed crazy and weird at first, but in the end they needed to happen. Overall an ok book in a great series.
"Pretties" is a continuation of the Uglies series where Tally Youngblood has now returned to the city and become a pretty (with the ultimate goal that she would be given the treatment as a test subject and hopefully be cured).
It's alright, but not one of my favorites. If I never hear anyone use the word "bubbly" again, I will be very, very happy. I feel like it got a little shallow and annoying, but maybe that is how Pretties are supposed to feel/describes Tally's new life well. It definitely improved towards the end, but I would still give it about 2.5 stars overall.
Tally is Pretty, along with Shay and at the beginning of this book she is getting ready to be hopefully voted into a Pretty group called Crims. Zane is the leader and he and Tally have quite a bit in common. At the Crims party, someone from the smoke shows and tells Tally he will leave something for her. It's the cure, two pills, to allow her her ugly life back. With Zane, and with Specials chasing her, she decides to take the pills with Zane, splitting them. Stupid idea and an utterly stupid plot point in the book. If someone left two pills for a cure, I would assume you had to take them both. Tally is boring in this book, her character is not as engaging. Her and her Crim friends, most of them anyway, want to go back to un-Pretty life. We meet some old faves, Dr. Cable, Shay, David and Maddie, etc, and some new "groups" of people but the book falls flat and leaves Tally looking utterly ridiculous and unbelievable. It felt like pretty much of a rerun of Uglies, and I pretty much knew what was going to happen the minute Dr. Cable was back. Disppointing, hopefully Specials regains the fun and excitement of Uglies.