Title: Specials
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Genre: Sci-fi, Romance

Summary: Tally is now a special.  She tries to track down the Smoke but gets caught between her previous life and her present life, turning down Zane unintentionally and starting fights with Shay (again!).  But then they discover some surprising secrets about what the Smoke has been doing for a while now, and could possibly start the first war in centuries.

Characters: 6/10
Plot: 8/10
Originality: 9/10
Age Rating: PG
Recommendation: 8/10

Review: Not the best book out of the series.  It's kind of crazy because now Tally's cutting so she can be 'bubbly' or think clearly or something like that.  Zane tries to make her think clearly but her Special mind won't allow it.

The scene with Zane was terrible.  It made me mad how Tally not only turned down David, which was bad enough, but treated Zane like crap too.  And of course, she gets David back at the end too, which she does NOT deserve.  Plus, when Zane died I was like, "Zane?  Oh yeah..." apparently, so was Tally.  Forgetting the love of your life?  Sad...

But Shay was the most annoying.  Always thinking of her self and refusing to see things from other points of view.  She always had that 'Everyone's out to get me!' thing about her.