Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Specials by Scott Westerfeld

""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."

I've been struggling with this review for a while now. I think I finished the book over a month ago.
I really liked Specials. It was really, really good, and yet I don't know what to say about it. Tally was definitely less annoying in this book. She seemed like a bit of a pushover in the last two books.
It's been so long since I read it that I'm having trouble remembering what all happened. There were some really good action scenes, and the plot was really good. As with all the other Scott Westerfeld books I've read, the writing was amazing. Tally's world is just so awesome (though, I'd never want to live there, it's just really fun to read about). That's really all I can think to say. Oh wait, I really, really, really want a hoverboard. They're one of the most awesome fictional forms of transportation EVER! It would be so awesome if the Specials' hoverbaords were real. They were the best. :)
Okay, now I'm out of things to say and I've officially hit my limit on "reallys" for the rest of the week. On to the rating.

This book is (really) Too Much Rock for One Hand.
Eclectically yours,


Dame Orchid said...

I loved the hoverboards the Specials used too, and the book was pretty awesome.

Holly said...

I love all the Uglies Books :]
Freaking Awesome

Nadia Murti said...

It *was* an awesome book!

brave chickens said...

Hoverboards are my dream toy.
I've read Uglies and Pretties. And I did borrow Specials. But I was too busy!
(I usually borrow as many books I can carry both in my hands and book bag. I am insane)

robin_titan said...

I REALLY need to give this series another shot. :)