Thursday, November 11, 2010

Extras by Scott Westerfeld

Title: Extras

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Published: Simon & Schuster, 2007

Pages: 384

Series: Book 4, Uglies

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Summary: It's a few years after rebel Tally Youngblood took down the uglies/pretties/specials regime. Without those strict roles and rules, the world is in a complete cultural renaissance. "Tech-heads" flaunt their latest gadgets, "kickers" spread gossip and trends, and "surge monkeys" are hooked on extreme plastic surgery. And it's all monitored on a bazillion different cameras. The world is like a gigantic game of American Idol. Whoever is getting the most buzz gets the most votes. Popularity rules. 
As if being fifteen doesn't suck enough, Aya Fuse's rank of 451,369 is so low, she's a total nobody. An extra. But Aya doesn't care; she just wants to lie low with her drone, Moggle. And maybe kick a good story for herself. 
Then Aya meets a clique of girls who pull crazy tricks, yet are deeply secretive of it. Aya wants desperately to kick their story, to show everyone how intensely cool the Sly Girls are. But doing so would propel her out of extra-land and into the world of fame, celebrity...and extreme danger. A world she's not prepared for. 
(Taken from Goodreads)

Review: I didn’t like Extras as much as I’d hoped.  I loved the first three books but this one felt as though it was a tacked on afterthought to the series or something.  Aya’s world was interesting to read about but I totally didn’t think that Tally should have made an appearance.
I think this would’ve been better as a whole if it was a companion and not the fourth book in the series.  That way we could look into Aya’s world and it would’ve been really exciting.
The Uglies series is the first lot of books I’ve read by Scott Westerfeld and I absolutely adore his writing.  He is great with descriptive writing and I say definitely check him out if you haven’t already!!

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  1. I've read the first 3 books in the series, but I didn't feel like reading the 4th because it didn't feature Tally as the main character. Thanks for the honest review Scarlett!
    Hafsah @ IceyBooks

  2. I see you're currently reading Fire, do you like it so far? I loved it... and Graceling too :D Enjoy!

  3. I'm absolutely loving Fire right now! I'm about halfway through and it is amazing!


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