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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pamirick - LibraryThing
I would highly recommend this series (4 in all) to anyone who likes a little bit of sci-fi every once in awhile, especially the type that is a couple of hundred years in the future and shows how ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ssperson - LibraryThing
I wasn't sure how I felt about this whole series, but I'm pleased with this third book, and with the ending. It seems right. Looking forward to reading Extras. Read full review