Simon and Schuster, 2008年11月11日 - 384 頁
The second installment of Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling and award-winning Uglies series—a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend.
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. Something important. Then a message from Tally’s ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what’s wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold.
Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life—because the authorities don’t intend to let anyone with this information survive.
“Semiformal, semiformal,” she said, her eyes drifting over the expanse of her open closet, the carousel stuttering back and forth as it tried to keep up with Tally's random eyemouse clicks, setting clothes swaying on their hangers.
But he hadn't poured out enough to save Tally's head this morning. The room made the special sound that meant another Crim was calling. “Hey," “Hey, Tally.” “Shay-la!" Tally struggled up onto one elbow. “I need help!" “The party?
The song ended just then, and Tally's last word fell into sudden silence. She tried to think of what to say, but the conversation just faded out, like fireworks in a dark sky. The next song seemed to take a long time to start.
Probably just too much champagne. “Best friends forever,” she whispered to him, as he set her down. “Hey, whats this thing?” Shay said. She was deep in Tally's closet, poking around for ideas. She held up a shapeless mass of wool.
As they got closer to the mansions noise and glimmer, Tally's nerves started to jump. The Smokey costumes didn't look like much. Tally wore her old sweater and Shay a copy, along with rough pants, knapsacks, and handmade-looking shoes ...
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LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - ssperson - LibraryThing
This was good, though I may have liked Uglies better. I wasn't happy with the ending, though I figured that something like it had to happen. (Sometimes knowing the title of the sequel is not such a good thing.) 閱讀評論全文
LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - Sovranty - LibraryThing
Having everything is can sometimes make it seem like you have nothing. Addressing the superficial world, as we follow her into this next world. Slower than Uglies. 閱讀評論全文