Saturday, October 23, 2010

Specials by Scott Westerfeld

Title: Specials

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Published: Simon and Schuster, 2006

Series: Book 3, Uglies

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Summary: "Special Circumstances":
The words have sent chills down Tally's spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor -- frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally's never been ordinary.
And now she's been turned into one of them: a superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.
The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more.
Still, it's easy to tune that out -- until Tally's offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she's programmed to complete. Either way, Tally's world will never be the same.

Review: What a stunning conclusion! I was pretty blown away by how awesome Specials was.  I think that Scott Westerfeld did a truly great job with Specials and the whole Uglies trilogy.  I really love his writing and I can't believe I haven't read anything by him sooner.
Tally was amazing, she is such a great heroine.  I was really really happy with what she did in the end and I couldn't have made up a better ending myself.
If you haven't read any of the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld yet then you definitely should.  They are too good not to miss!

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