Pretties (Uglies #2)
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. Somethin...more
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Besides the annoying slang, the main character is now a complete twit. She is a "Pretty" sure, but she made some really stupid decisions. The worst was at the end. She picked the WRONG guy. and that's ...more
Turns out I needn’t have worried. Pretties picks up where Uglies left off, yes — but the main character’s memory has been tampered with and she can’t ...more
"Pretties" picks up a few months after "Uglies" ended with Tally having undergone surgery and become pretty. We're treated to glimpses of her hedonistic lifestyle now, but a lot of the first third of this story had me wondering when the real plot would kick in ...more
Is this book really as bad I as I think it is? I need more friends to read this, to reassure me that it really is awful and it's not just that I'm sick (which I am. I mean, with bronchitis.) So do it! Read this! And tell me it is bad!! ("Ew, this is awful! taste it!")
Anyway, i'd say 2 stars just because i feel guilty giving only 1 star and I *did* finish it. So, 1.5 stars. Because you know something is wrong when "It Was Okay" sounds way too generous...
My thoughts on this book are simple:
- I enjoyed it, but I don't think it comes close to matching how great Uglies was
- The plot in the last around 100 pages was exciting, but the first 2/3rds of this book dragged and felt all-together unnecessary
- The novel felt repetitive and redundant at several points
- I feel like it's suffering from middle-book-syndrome
I did enjoy it, like I said, but it just didn't capture me like the first one. I will defini ...more
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"Reading this book felt like torture. Don't say I didn't say I didn't warn ya."
Angst. The angst is everywhere. I tried with this book, I really did but the plot just got even more muddled after the Uglies. I could not stop myself from rolling my eyes and suppressing the urge to fling this book across the room every 5 minutes.
Let's take a moment to look at this synopsis:
Tally Youngblood is popular and Prettyville boyfriend Zane leads the Crims gang. But Croy f ...more
Where did the strong Tally that had developed so well go?
She turned into a brainless idiot, never to be seen for the majority of the book.
And, worst of all, she's attached to her new boyfriend like glue.
Yes, her new boyfriend.
THUS, Wes ...more
At first, I thought this would be a 3-star book because the beginning was just more of the same from the first book. It was still enjoyable, but it was kind of "been there, done that." The second half of the book, however, picked up and became more of its own story. I found the idea of the anthropology study very interest ...more
Yes. Tally is now a Pretty. She is popular and completely adopting to the superficial hype of the pretties. But, she's met a new friend, Zane (who you will LOVE). What becomes amazing is that Zane isn't like the other pretties; in fact, he has a secret. He is a Crim, but he is a Crim who has actually managed to evade the superficial vibe that takes over in New Pretty Time and find ways to stay bubbly all the time, and as such, stay much more alert and like himself. Once he manages to br ...more
Pretties picks up where Uglies left off—Tally Youngblood has finally become a new Pretty and has joined her other friends in the city to live a not-so-bubbly life. The most impor ...more
I enjoyed this much more than Uglies. That Zane sure is a dreamboat.
I see that a lot of people are of the opinion that this series went more and more downhill with each book The biggest complaints- annoying language and a preachy environmentalist attitude, which I can totally see. I think how you read a book depends a lot on WHEN you read a book, and I guess that's where my perfect score comes in. It was an emotional decision, probably more than anything else. ...more
When I finished "Uglies" (the first book in the series), I was really impressed and looking forward to reading "Pretties". 20% into the book, I was starting to feel depressed. What I had hoped for wasn't happening. There was no strong female protagonist, there was nothing new. Well, nothing new except for a new relationship with another boy. Aaaargh! I was worried that I was going to end ...more
Why? O Why? The last chapters of the book kind of redeemed it a little bit. I love Zane, I'm Team Zane all the way.
(My first review below...)
My 1st review:
Gosh, I can't believe that I'm giving up on this book (did not finish it, I came until the 2/3 of the book). It's just like IMO the most annoying book I've ever read in my entire life, the dialogues are just crappy and the Pretties are like the dumbest, air-headed characters.
The conversations was just this annoyi ...more
On the other hand, Zane was someone I didn't enjoy reading about as much as I thought I would, and his and Tally's relationship was really boring for me in some parts.
Even though it was a good and fast read I more o ...more
One of my favorite parts of both books is Tally, who is also the main character. She can be described as heroic, ...more
Llega este momento en el que el personaje principal pierde todo el enfoque y está en su laguna mental entre lo que es "correcto" y lo que es "programado" y se vuelve una contradicción toda su manera de pensar y actuar, se olvida completamente de chico que "quiere" y cae completamente enamorada de este nuevo "perfecto" y zas de repente deja de actuar como una programada y se vuelve temeraria y "revolucionaria" y... Cuando piensas que que va a mejorar
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He is best know for the Uglies and Leviathan series, and his next book, Afterworlds, comes out September 23, 2014.
His book Evolution's Darling was a New York Times Notable Book, and won a Special Citation f ...more