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've been waiting to read this one because I knew I couldn't put it down. Yesterday I needed a little break so I ripped through this book, and it was so worth it! A very satisfying ending to Tally's tale :) I was rather sad to put it down, really. The ending was a tad bit on the anticlimactic side, but the rest of the book really delved into Tally's character more, which I have been wanting from the other books and was pleased to find here. The Special's skills were awesome and decidedly made me wish I were in better shape, haha! I'll be picking up Extras, the last book in the series, when I can, but it doesn't have the same characters, so I don't feel quite as invested in reading it. I will, no doubt, but I'm probably not making a trip to Borders today. Well, we'll see how class goes today. I may need another break....