Author: Scott Westerfeld
Genre: YA science fiction
Got it from: library
Why I read it: Second in a series
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.
I was a bit disappointed in this book. I had minor annoyances with the first book, but they were nothing compared to how annoying the first half of this book was. I hated reading when they were pretties. The way they talked, all of it was insanely annoying. And it went on for way too long. Now that I think back on this book, I'm not sure I really liked it. But I give it a B grade anyway because it was good enough to make me continue on in the series, and it was also good enough to keep me reading fast enough to finish it in a day or two.