MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins | Review

Title: Mockingjay
Author: Suzanne Collins
Book #: 3 in the “Hunger Games” trilogy
Genres: young adult, dystopian
Publication: December 2011, by Scholastic
Pages: 438
Author’s Website
Source: purchased
Format: paperback
Rating: αρχείο λήψης (1)

Goodreads 

Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But she’s still not safe. A revolution is unfolding, and everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans – everyone except Katniss.

And yet she must play the most vital part in the final battle. Katniss must become their Mockingjay – the symbol of rebellion – no matter what the personal cost.

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CATCHING FIRE by Suzanne Collins | Review

Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Book #: 2 in the “Hunger Games” trilogy
Genres: young adult, dystopian
Publication: 2011, by Scholastic
Pages: 439
Author’s Website
Source: purchased
Format: paperback
Rating: αρχείο λήψης (5)

Goodreads 

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are still alive. Katniss should be relieved, but now there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol – a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

As the nation watches Katniss and Peeta, the stakes are higher than ever. One false move and the consequences will be unimaginable.

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THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins | Review

Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Book #: 1 in the “Hunger Games” trilogy
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian
Publication: December 2011, by Scholastic
Pages: 454
Author’s Website
Source: purchased
Format: paperback
Rating: αρχείο λήψης (5)

Goodreads 

Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.

In a dark vision of the near future, twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live TV show called the Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed.

When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister’s place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

May the odds be ever in your favour.

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THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner | Review

Title: The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
Book #: 1 in “the Maze Runner” trilogy
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Publication: October 2009 by Delacorte Press
Pages: 374
Author’s Website and Twitter
Source: Bought, Paperback
Rating: αρχείο λήψης (4)

Goodreads

“If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.”When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers–boys whose memories are also gone.Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out–and no one’s ever made it through alive.Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

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INCARNATE by Jodi Meadows | Review

Title: Incarnate

Author: Jodi Meadows

Book #: 1 in the “Newsoul” trilogy

Genres: Young adult, Dystopian

Publication: January 2012, by Katherine Tegen Books

Pages: 374

Author’s Website and Twitter

Rating: comhbine_images

NEWSOUL
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

NOSOUL
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

HEART
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

“Music overwhelmed me, soaked into my skin like water. I didn’t have words for the squiggles and dashes across the pages, or the way his fingers stretched across the keys to make my heart race. If I could hear only one thing for the rest of my life, this was what I wanted.”

Review

The first thing that caught my attention in this book was of course the cover. I really love the colors of this cover and then I also heard a few people mention it and saying that it’s really good, so that’s why I decided to read it. Having read the book I can now say that the story is even more beautiful than the cover (What?). Yes! It was absolutely fantastic

The world of Incarnate is really original. I have read a lot of dystopians in the past month, but nothing quite like this. The world building is so amazing. I didn’t have any questions from the beginning. Maybe because the world was also new to Ana, we would always have the same thoughts and she asked the same questions as I would if I were in this situation. Thanks to Jodi Meadows I had a blast discovering this new world with Ana.

I really liked Ana. The first thing that made me think “Oh my God, yes! Finally!”, was the fact that she is 18 years old in the beginning of the book, instead of the YA-typical age of 16. I’m just kind of tired of reading about 16-year-olds. If I can mention one little thing that was a bit off for me, it was that I felt like I missed a couple of things from the evolution of her character. In the beginning she was so scared of everything and felt like she couldn’t trust anybody. She would get scared and just automatically assume that everything everyone did was either to harm her, or to just get something out of her. Then she slowly started trusting Sam (the love interest) and suddenly she was more open to everyone. I guess it can be normal that when you open yourself up to one person it then becomes easier to do the same with others, but still. I kind of feel like I missed a few things.
Nevertheless, I really loved her character and I think it’s the kind of character that everyone can relate to. Everyone feels like they’re different in one way or the other and I know I have felt like no one really understand me at times (especially when I was a teenager!).

Another thing I loved was the lack of any teen angst! Finally! A book about a mature young girl that doesn’t involve her being all about guys or having any friends that are all about guys etc. Not that I don’t like those books, but this was such a refreshing break from all that drama. I wish there were more young adult books like this one out there!

Sam is the cutest thing ever. It’s actually been a long time since I last read a book where the love interest is just a genuinely nice guy. Because I think that is exactly what describes Sam best. He was a really good guy that cared about Ana and was not being a jerk, was not a “bad boy” and was not always making witty, snarky comments.

I also loved the relationship between Ana and Sam and especially the passion they shared for music. It was just incredible to read about how much Ana loved music, it was like she was breathing it. Which made me feel like I was listening to a song and the pictures I created in my head while reading this book were all full of music and dancing and colors! It was just incredible.

Another little thing I loved about this book was the butterfly theme. It’s on the actual cover of the book, on the cover of the hardback version, in the beginning of every chapter, at some points inside the book and it also plays a role in the story. It was just an extra something that made me love the book even more!

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Thank you to Jodi Meadows for creating this amazing story! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!

First Line

I wasn’t reborn.

Mini Review

An amazing story!
I fell in love with Sam, he was sooo cute!
Ana is such a sweet and relatable character.
You should definitely read this book!

Recommend it for…

  • Everyone wanting to read an original dystopian book
  • Everyone who wants to read a different young adult book

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1984 by George Orwell | Review

Title: 1984

Author: George Orwell

Book #: Standalone

Publication: July 1950 by Signet Classics

Pages: 328

Author’s Website

Rating: f4c0488b-ab03-452b-94f1-cd12ff49ff75

Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions. A legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”

Review

This is a scary scary world! And the scariest thing about it is that this is the world we live in! Okay, I’m exaggerating a little.

1984 describes a world where everything is controlled by the government: living, working, talking, sleeping, procreating etc. If the government says that 2+2=5 then it is true. It doesn’t even occur to anyone to question it. You are not even allowed to think otherwise because Big Brother is watching you. Privacy is, of course, non-existent and if you do anything that goes against the government, you get arrested, killed, and deleted from every file. You “evaporate“. It’s like you never existed. Even the slightest change in your face expression can betray you, which will lead to your evaporation.

All of the above is, of course, not really a problem, because almost no one ever thinks about questioning what the government says. Ignorance is strength, and after all, Big Brother would never do anything that isn’t in the best interests of everyone. This sort of world is frighteningly familiar, because it is so similar to the way our world is turning into.

I could probably analyze this book by talking about it for pages and pages, but I don’t think there is a point in doing that here and now, so just know this:

1984 is a book that has changed me forever. And if there was one thing I loved about it, that would have to be the ending. Which was refreshingly, realistically, wonderfully unpredictable.

READ IT.

First Line

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

Recommend it for…

  • anyone who is curious to read the first dystopian book ever written
  • anyone wanting to read a thought-provoking novel
  • anyone who has thoughts about the way our society has become

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ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth | Review

Title: Allegiant

Author: Veronica Roth

Book #: 3 in the “Divergent” Trilogy

Publication: October 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books

Pages: 526

Author’s Website and Twitter

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The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

“I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.”

Review

I’m having some difficulties writing this review. It’s hard to explain my feelings, or more accurately my lack of feelings.

Let me start by saying that I loved both divergent and insurgent and was very excited to read allegiant. But it just wasn’t what I expected it to be. Overall I felt sort of disconnected with the characters… And I don’t know exactly the reason for that, as it didn’t happen in the previous books, but while reading this one, I can’t say that I was feeling much of anything!

As far as the plot goes, it was not what I was hoping for. The action that we were used to from the previous books is pretty much non-existent in this one. There weren’t any plot twists until the very end of the book, but up to that point everything was very predictable. Nothing too major happening, just more of the factions etc drama that we’re used to. After the ending of insurgent, I was really excited that everyone found out there was a world outside the place where they were living and eager to see what it would be like! That, unfortunately, was another disappointment, since the outside world was, again, nothing really exciting.

As far as the ending – don’t worry I’m not going to spoil you – I did not hate the idea, but the way it was written made me feel no emotions at all. I just finished the book without a sense of closure. I really wish I could connect with it more! If this wasn’t part of a series I love I would have given it a lower rating, but I can’t ignore the “glow” of the previous books, so 3.5 it is!

First Line

I pace in our cell in Erudite headquarters, her words echoing in my mind: My name will be Edith Prior, and there is much I am happy to forget.

Recommend it for…

  • I would still recommend the trilogy for fans of Dystopia.

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GONE by Michael Grant | Review

Title: Gone

Author: Michel Grant

Book #: 1 in the “Gone” series

Publication: June 2008 by Katherine Tegen Books

Pages: 576

Author’s Facebook and Twitter

Rating: cjombine_images

In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.

Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what’s happened.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.

It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else…

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

“That’s your solution? Have a cookie?’ Astrid asked. ‘No, my solution is to run down to the beach and hide out until this is all over,’ Sam said. ‘But a cookie never hurts.” 

Review

This book got straight into action! From the very first sentence things were starting to happen and I was immediately intrigued! The idea was really great and had a lot of potential from the beginning. I mean, suddenly everyone who is over 15 years old disappears and no one has any idea what’s going on, how this happened and what should be done next!

Obviously all the characters of the book are going to be children under 15 years old, but I can’t say that this bothered me, even though I’m 22 years old! They were actually behaving more like 17-year-olds in my opinion, but I can also imagine that in a situation like that some people would act a bit more maturely. The main character is a boy named Sam. I can’t say I’m a big fan of Sam’s character. I very much prefered Astrid who was the love interest. She was a really smart girl, also called Astrid the genius, had a really strong character, but also a soft side, that we could see through the way she was taking care of her little brother.

The downside of this book was that it was so very long! With almost 600 pages it took me a while to get through the whole thing, even though it was very interesting from cover to cover. I feel like there could be some things left out, so that the book would be a bit smaller and a bit less intimidating.

All in all, I would recommend this book to a number of people and I want to continue with the series, but after I take a small break and read a few other stories first!

First Line

One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War.

Recommend it for…

  • Fans of supernatural fiction
  • Adults, teens and middleschoolers (it could just apply to anyone)

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EXTRAS by Scott Westerfeld | Review

Title: Extras

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Book #: 4 in the “Uglies” series

Publication: October 2007, by Simon Pulse

Pages: 417

Author’s Website and Twitter

Rating: combinej_images

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.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

“You see, freedom has a way of destroying things.” 

Review

I’m trying to decide how to rate this book… I know I didn’t like it. But what were its positive aspects? There’s really not much. And that’s just a nice way of me saying there was really nothing I liked about this book.

First of all, this is supposed to be the fourth book in the uglies series, but it was more like a companion novel to me. It takes place a few years after the last book ended and the characters are all new. There is no longer the “pretty” system going on, it has now switched to the “popularity” system. Everyone just wants to be popular and that’s the way of becoming rich. So we follow the story of Aya, who is very low in popularity ranking and is trying to find a good story to publish in order to become more famous. There’s also a boy involved at some point and some ethical dilemmas and so on. I can’t say that the story was predictable, but it was so bad that I even wish it was predictable. There was the supposed mystery of who was the number one popular person, but it was so obvious from the beginning who it was gonna be…

Aside from the storyline, which was getting more and more ridiculous with every page, I also didn’t find any of the characters interesting. They were all a bit flat to me. Aya was just so superficial and annoying at times and she stayed that way throughout the whole book!

All I can really say is that I was very disappointed by this book. The first book in the series was just so good! And to have a book like that be the last book, is simply frustrating. I actually wish that “Uglies” was a standalone. The second book was also pretty good, but after that it really went downhill. The only reason I finished reading this was because I was in a train for six hours with nothing else to do.

First Line

“”Moggle,” Aya whispered. “You awake?””

Recommend it for…

  • I wouldn’t even recommend it to people who have read the rest of the series. It’s really better to stop with the third book.
  • After this, I don’t think I would even recommend the series in general since the rating was like this:

Uglies: 5 golden stars

Pretties: 4,5 stars

Specials: 2,5 stars

Extras: 1 star

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SPECIALS by Scott Westerfeld | Review

Title: Specials

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Book #: 3 in the “Uglies” series

Publication: May 2006 by Simon Pulse

Pages: 384

Author’s Website and Twitter

Rating: acombine_images

“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.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

“That Shay was in possession of hand grenades was a comforting thought showed what kind of night this had become.” 

Review

I honestly started reading this book without great expectations, because after reading the first few pages it felt like the story was going to be pretty repetitive. So, in the first book we have Tally basically trying to escape from becoming pretty, in the second she is trying to break through the pretties’ way of thinking and in the third book she is trying to break through the specials’ way of thinking. It’s the same story over and over again!

Not to mention that the first third of the book is actually quite boring. There’s not much going on, Zane is still trying to recover from his brain injury, Shay has turned into a complete bitch and Tally is quite unrecognizable. The story picks up after the first part, but it’s really the same story again! It’s quite predictable, to say the least.

The most disturbing part of the book was the whole “Cutters” group. They’re actually cutting themselves to become “bubbly” now! I mean not eating was one thing (although very close to anorexia), but causing self-injury without even thinking about it? That’s just too much!

All in all, I’m really disappointed by this book, because the series started out so promisingly, that it’s really sad to have a book like this! I’m going to read extras, since A I’ve already bought the book, B it’s set some years later with different characters, and C for the sake of finishing the series!

First Line

“The six hoverboards slipped among the trees with the lightning grace of playing cards thrown flat and spinning.”

Recommend it for…

  • People who have read the previous books and want to find out what’s going to happen.
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PRETTIES by Scott Westerfeld | Review

Title: Pretties

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Book #: 2 in the “Uglies” series

Publication: November 2005 by Simon Pulse

Pages: 370

Author’s Website and Twitter

Rating: comjbine_images

Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect. Perfectly wrong.

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.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

“What happens when perfection isn’t good enough?”

Review

Well, after the cliffhanger at the end of the 1st book of the series, I couldn’t help but immediately start the sequel to that one. So Tally is pretty now… I expected that one, since it was actually revealed in the first book. I also expected her not to care about her brain being totally altered and damaged, but I didn’t expect that all of her memories would be as fuzzy as they were.

In the beginning of the book, Tally is acting almost exactly as every other pretty is in that messed up town of theirs. David is nowhere to be seen and Tally is pretty much left to fend for herself. As all the pretties are living their pretty lives and going to their pretty partys, Tally is starting to get closer to a certain guy, called Zane. He seems to be a bit different from the others, trying to make Tally somehow “wake up” from the haze  that she’s into and be “bubbly”, and they start falling for each other. And that Ladies and Gentlemen is what we call a love triangle!

I don’t generally hate love triangles. In fact if they’re well made I really like them. And in this case it was definitely well made and it actually had a reason for being there. All of Tally’s memories from when she was ugly are very unclear and she doesn’t think that all of those things are important anymore. So she definitely doesn’t feel a commitment or anything against David, which makes her free to start something new! And Zane is a really awesome guy! In a world were everyone is exactly the same, he stands out. Not much, but still… Even a little makes a difference here.

What I really enjoyed about this book was that I now knew a lot of things about this world, which made me enjoy the story so much more! In the first book it took me a while to understand who were the rusties and the smokies, how was everything working and what the heck there was going on! The second book was not as complicated and I now understood this world and what was going on.

The only reason I ended up giving this 4.5 stars was the ending. I’m not going to reveal anything, but it really pissed me off and I’m not looking forward for the rest of the series as much anymore. I really hope that the 3rd book is going to be good, just because the first book was great and I really want to like this series!

First Line

“Getting dressed was always the hardest part of the afternoon.”

Recommend it for…

  • Fans of Dystopia
  • Anyone who wants to read a really fast-paced book
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UGLIES by Scott Westerfeld | Review

Title: Uglies

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Book #: 1 in the “Uglies” series

Publication: February 2005 by Simon Pulse

Pages: 448

Author’s Website and Twitter

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Tally Youngblood is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait for the operation that turns everyone from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to party. But new friend Shay would rather hoverboard to “the Smoke” and be free. Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn’t very pretty. The “Special Circumstances” authority Dr Cable offers Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

Synopsis from Goodreads.com

“We’re not freaks, Tally. We’re normal. We may not be gorgeous, but at least we’re not hyped-up Barbie dolls.” 

Review

Ok, I’ll admit, this book was not on the top of my TBR (aka to-be-read) shelf. There are so many books that I want to read and this one wasn’t really getting my attention, but I decided to buy it, after finding it at an amazing price. Turns out it was a really great decision!

Set in the future after humans (aka we) have destroyed the world, “uglies” follows the story of a young girl who is about to go through the same operation everyone goes through in order to become pretty. So the first thing that captured me in this book, was how unbelievably crazy this world was, but at the same time not too hard to imagine. Actually, disturbingly easy to imagine! I can not find it unbelievable at all that maybe one day everyone will be going through an operation to turn themselves pretty. A lot of people seem to want to do that even now! This, though, as we very clearly see in the book, comes with a price. Being pretty means being the same as everyone else, which can be extended to not only looking the same, but so much more!

The only thing Tally, the protagonist, wants is to finally be pretty. She can’t stand to see herself in the mirror and feels like she is completely ugly and repulsive. Shay, her new friend, on the other hand, doesn’t want to go through the operation. She has actually found a place where people who don’t want to become pretty escape to and tries to convince Tally to go with her. I really liked Shey’s character in the beginning of the book. She was a refreshing change to Tally, who at first wanted exactly the same as everyone else. Shay was the one questioning the whole system and convincing Tally to do more crazy and fun stuff than she had ever done before.

So, as the story evolved, Tally’s character really started to pick up and grow and she was becoming more and more interesting! I wasn’t a huge fan of Tally in the beginning of the book, but I ended up loving her! I was admiring how brave and open-minded she was, considering of course, the world she grew up in. In the end she turned out to be a great, strong female protagonist.

The whole book was written in such an extraordinary way, that I felt like I was watching a movie! I don’t know exactly what it was (that’s the whole magic of it) but I had a picture of everything in my head while reading it. I definitely think that the book could also be turned into a great movie!

All in all, I am now a huge fan of the “Uglies” series (hence the “5 golden stars”) and I can’t wait to find out what will happen next!

Update 08.12.2013

I decide to change my rating of this book from 5 Golden stars to 4. After finishing the whole series I was so disappointed by the 3rd and 4th book, that my feelings for the whole series have actually changed. On the 5 golden stars category are books that I really love and definitely want to re-read and this book no longer fits there.

First Line

“The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit.”

Recommend it for…

  • Anyone who likes dystopia that is fun to read, but also has to do with important “philosophical” issues
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