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review 2018-05-13 10:13
#30 - Extras by Scott Westerfeld
Extras (The Uglies) - Scott Westerfeld

Again, I did not enjoy this as much as I had the first time I read it (something like 10 years ago). Aya is annoying as hell, I mean I can’t blame her given the society she lives is but all she cares about is fame and recognition, and it is really something I hate. Tally is not as present in this book as she is in the other three but she still has an important role. She was also really annoying and I kind of wanted to punch her in the face. Again, given what she has been through, can’t blame her either…

 

The plot was not bad at all but I had issues with the pacing. It also seems kind of childish but maybe because I read it when I was way younger, I don’t know.

 

Anyway, this book was not bad at all, I even strongly recommend this series, but I guess I am disappointed because I thought it was going to be way better and maybe I shouldn’t have re read it.

 

As I already said in my review of the other books of the series, I am very excited about the new books to come!

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review 2018-02-12 19:29
#11 - Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Uglies - Scott Westerfeld

I’ve read this series when it first came out in 2005 and I totally loved it. It was the first time I read a dystopian novel and I was immediately hooked.

I decided to re-read this series in English this time (cause in 2005 I read it in French, my English was still too basic) without knowing that Scott Westerfeld was actually planning on releasing 4 more books in the world of Uglies (YES, FOUR!). So now I am even more excited about going on with the rest of the series.

 

I’ve had so many feelings getting back into this universe; I think it will be hard to write a honest review. Re-reading a favourite book is something I adored, but when I haven’t read the book in more than 10 years it is even better. So yeah, I enjoyed it.

 

However, I may not have enjoyed it as much as I had ten years ago. I’ve read many other dystopian fictions since (and just books in general) so my criteria are not the same. I found some dialogues a bit too simplistic and some events were not natural: like the relationship between David and Tally really felt unnatural to me (without getting into much details because I don’t want to spoil anyone).

 

The characters were also not that well developed, they were simplistic as well and I would have like more depth about them. Well, they are really young and living in a world controlled by the government so that they don’t have the opportunity to develop their own ideas, I get that, but still, they could have been a little bit more complex in my opinion.

Apart from that, I think the whole idea is just amazing, all the technologies invented by the author are really great and could actually exist; nothing is exaggerated.

 

I am so excited about re—reading the rest of the series, even if I have read it many times before, it’s been a while so I discovered many details I had totally forgotten. And I can’t tell you how much I’m excited about the new books; it may have become my most anticipated release ever.

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text 2018-02-05 15:38
Reading progress update: I've read 148 out of 406 pages.
Uglies - Scott Westerfeld

I decided to re-read this series which is one of my all time favourites. It actually introduced me to dystopian fiction back in the day. This is the first time I'm reading it in English, I used to read it in French (I can't cout the times I've read this series).

 

So I'm really happy about that. Then imagine my surprise when I see on Instagram that there will be FOUR new books in the world of Uglies. Yeah, you heard me... FOUR! I could not be more excited.

 

You can find all the info on Scott Westerfeld's website if you are interested.

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Uglies - Scott Westerfeld
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review 2016-07-15 05:10
Delightful story
The Luck Uglies #2: Fork-Tongue Charmers - Paul Durham

 

 

I love this series. This book is as good as the first. I didn't want it to end. It's full of magic and whimsy. I can't wait to read the next one.

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