30 Days, 30 Reviews: Day 7: Pretties By Scott Westerfeld

Pretties Scott WesterfeldPretties By Scott Westerfeld

SPOILER ALERT: This is a sequel and therefore may contain spoilers.

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Tally is pretty now, after sacrificing herself to rectify her mistakes. She has a new life in New Pretty town. Reunited with Shay and Peris, Tally has the life she dreamed of when she was a young ugly. She still plays pranks and even has a new boyfriend in the works. But what happens when her life in the smoke comes back to retrieve her? Who will Tally pick, Zane or David? And will she be able to keep bubbly even though her mind is now that of a pretty head?


I found this sequel to be a bit disappointing. Even though I felt that the tension on the romantic side was well written. I feel like it was all one big lead up to the final chapter (which I won’t divulge). I felt like a lot of the book was simply a filler for the next novel, where I’m hoping everything will start to explode!

Tally’s character is faced with the dilemma of staying pretty or going back to her old life? Her physical appearance may have changed but she wants her ugly mind back, or bubbly as she calls it. I like the idea that by playing pranks and doing things filled with adrenaline she is able to reverse what the Specials have done to her. I also think Zane’s character is written well. He is a fun but also pensive character, which I didn’t expect at the beginning.

Overall, this novel did not exceed expectations but I did enjoy it. It is a good set up to the next novel with lots still going unanswered and I will be interested to see how things pan out in the third book “Specials”.

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