Shay can’t wait to be Pretty, but then she meets Zane and the other Crims, and they introduce her to David who opens her eyes to truth behind the Ugly-Pretty system.
There seems to be a new trend of creating manga series of popular YA series, and to be honest I’m not a big fan of it. But I am a fan of Scott Westerfeld, so I thought I’d give it a try. I wouldn’t say that it was necessarily worth it.
As far as new information went, there really wasn’t much, which is what I’d been hoping for, but to make matters worst, it didn’t have enough of the original information to make it comprehensible to those who hadn’t read the original series. The only thing that it did was make me feel more sympathetic to Shay, who I’d always felt was more interesting than she was given the chance to show in the original series.
Another issue I had was that the characters were much too pretty, verging on natural Pretties. I didn’t expect them to be ugly, but I did expect them to be Ugly, and I feel like that wasn’t accomplished in the artwork.
Books with similar aspects
Maximum Ride, Vol 1 by James Patterson
Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol 1 by Stephenie Meyer
City of Bones: The Graphic Novel by Cassandra Clare
recommended to fans of the Uglies series looking for more interaction with Shay
not recommended to those who haven’t yet read the original trilogy
You’ll have to take my word for it…