Author: Scott Westerfeld
Published: April 2006 by Simon Pulse
Description: "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.
I Give This Book 3.5 Stars!
I've really enjoyed this series so far. But, something happened with Specials. The story felt very thrown together at times. The time line was strange. Sometimes a chapter would cover hours and other times it would cover weeks. It lacked the intensity the first two books had. The characters didn't feel the same, and at times it felt like the didn't behave the same as they would have previously. I didn't really get the ending either. Very disappointing to a series I was really enjoying. I will read Extras, but only because it's the last one and I don't want to be left hanging.