My review of Uglies (Uglies #1) by Scott Westerfeld can be found here
I enjoyed reading the second instalment in the Uglies series, but it lacks a proper ending. It picks up a little while after Pretties ended and it ends with yet another cliff hanger and no resolutions. The entire book is one big journey both physical and internal - Tally has been turned pretty but she's not one to stay empty headed and eventually it's time to try and get away. Her and her new gang of Pretties struggle to stay alert and escape, but (as usual) Special Circumstances (law enforcement unit) are right on their heels.
It annoys me that there are no resolutions to anything and there are no "big" changes that truly forces Tally to think beyond her usual issues. It is very much a sequel, but it was still well written and a good read and I will be reading onwards in the series. I'm very curious about the changes that will unfold in the third book.
Next up in the series is Specials (Uglies #3), followed by Extras (Uglies #4).
|370 pages / published in 2005
Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2012