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Impostors Review

I actually finished this book a couple weeks ago, but I also started back to teaching last week, and blogging (while I love it) has been on the bottom of my ‘to do’ list.

This book was on the first list of 50 possible Trumans for the 2020-21 school year. My friend, Casey, and I set off on the list at the beginning of the summer, and she did far better than I did with getting through them. I made it through 9 before school started, and she made it through 17.

Last week, we got the shorted list of 22. Only 4 of the ones I read this summer made it to the shortened list, and Impostors was one of them.

Summary from Goodreads

Frey is Rafi’s twin sister and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must.

When her father sends Frey in Rafi’s place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor as poised and charming as her sister. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her. As the deal starts to crumble, Frey must decide if she can trust him with the truth . . . and if she can risk becoming her own person.

With Impostors, master storyteller Scott Westerfeld returns with a new series set in the world of his mega-bestselling Uglies a world full of twist and turns, rebellion and intrigue, where any wrong step could be Frey’s last

My Thoughts

This was another book I listened to while at the gym, and I really enjoyed it. I will say that if you have not read the Uglies series (like me), this book will give away how that series ends. I was a little irritated about that because it was on my radar to read that series. Now I’m not so sure I need to.

This book is also the first in a series. Like all series books, there is a lot of set up in the first one, but I feel like Westerfeld does this really well. There is set up and background information (and spoilers from the Uglies series), but there is also a lot of action.

Frey and Rafi’s relationship is unique, and I really enjoyed reading their interactions. The psychological part of this book is really intriguing. I ended up giving this 5 stars on Goodreads simply because the storytelling was fantastic.

If you are planning on reading the Uglies series, I highly recommend doing that BEFORE you pick up this one.


17 years of teaching experience 100s of books read

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