Impostors

Impostors

Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . but very few people have ever seen them together. This is because Frey is Rafi’s double, raised in the shadows of their rich father’s fortress. While Rafi has been taught to charm, Frey has been taught to kill. Frey only exists to protect her sister. There is no other part of her life. Frey has never been out in the world on her own – un...

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Title:Impostors
Author:Scott Westerfeld
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Impostors Reviews

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)

    4.5*

    Confession time! I didn't 

    the 

    . I just didn't. I liked the first book, but by the end? I legit one-starred the

    honestly just out of severe boredom. So to say I was skeptical of 

    is putting it mildly. It was mostly curiousity that led me to pick up the copy that showed up on my doorstep. And the verdict? Holy crap, I am so glad that I am a curi

    4.5*

    Confession time! I didn't 

    the 

    . I just didn't. I liked the first book, but by the end? I legit one-starred the

    honestly just out of severe boredom. So to say I was skeptical of 

    is putting it mildly. It was mostly curiousity that led me to pick up the copy that showed up on my doorstep. And the verdict? Holy crap, I am so glad that I am a curious sort!

    I liked the characters, the plot, the setting... I truly can't think of anything that I didn't like, come to think of it. My only complaint in the whole thing was that Mr. Westerfeld, sir, I need a 

    because I cannot figure out where all these towns are. I beg of you, 

    Erm anyway.

    There were little throwbacks to the first book, but it wasn't overwhelming at all- I needn't have remembered much (which is good since I read it five years ago) and if you really wanted,

    . Because it's set, appropriately, years later, in a very different sort of world.

    I basically could not stop reading, it sucked me in from the very start.

    This is a personal thing, but goodness I love a short chapter- plus it makes for very easy "one more chapter"-ing late into the night.

    not just Frey, were great. Even some of the more minor characters were awesome- and a few were perfect for a couple of lighter moments that were great in the midst of a pretty dark situation.

    •Frey learned a lot about herself during the book, and I

    •The

    , danger was always around the corner.

    Is book 6 out yet? Because I am totally in, and cannot wait to see what else this world and these characters have in store for them! And also, excited about those maps ;)

  • Amanda

    Impostors is the first book in a new spin off series set in the same world as the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. This book follows Frey, the secret twin sister and body double to Rafia, who is the heir to the first family in charge of the city Shreve. Frey’s father send a her instead of Rafia as a hostage to a rival city as the two cities negotiate a trade deal. Frey continues to impersonate Rafia, but as she gets close

    Impostors is the first book in a new spin off series set in the same world as the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. This book follows Frey, the secret twin sister and body double to Rafia, who is the heir to the first family in charge of the city Shreve. Frey’s father send a her instead of Rafia as a hostage to a rival city as the two cities negotiate a trade deal. Frey continues to impersonate Rafia, but as she gets closer to the rival city’s first son, Col, she fears he might begin to see her for who she truly is.

    The plot takes off pretty quickly and remains at a captivating pace through the entire book. There is a lot of action, a romance and some political battles. I found this book to be similar to Uglies, but much more captivating. I only read about half of the first book in that series because I found it moved very slowly. Luckily I think this book was much better.

    I really liked Frey as a character. She is strong and not without her issues, as she is unloved by her father. She has a loyalty to her sister and fights for what is right. There’s a bit of romance between her and Col, but it isn’t really a focus of the novel. If you like romance heavy books, then this might not be for you. But if you prefer that a romance doesn’t overshadow the plot, then go ahead and pick this one up.

    I will warn you that the way this book ends kind of feels like a cliffhanger. Things are not completely finished in the book. Personally I don’t mind cliffhangers, but I know a lot of people do. Overall I liked this one a lot. The characters were interesting and the plot was fast-paced. It’s a good, quick read set in a futuristic world.

  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess

    When I heard about this book I was so excited - I loved the Uglies books growing up. I loved the twisted world, the acerbic take-down of societal conceptions of beauty. And now I'm back in the same world watching a similar take-down of the people in power. and it's excellent.

    I loved the changes in the characters, how the Frey from the first page isn't the Frey from the last page, how the truth about Rafi

    When I heard about this book I was so excited - I loved the Uglies books growing up. I loved the twisted world, the acerbic take-down of societal conceptions of beauty. And now I'm back in the same world watching a similar take-down of the people in power. and it's excellent.

    I loved the changes in the characters, how the Frey from the first page isn't the Frey from the last page, how the truth about Rafia is slowly revealed. I loved that there was so little trust and so much hope, so much pretending.

    There is a bit of romance in the story, but it's not front and centre. To be honest I could very easily ignore it. It felt a bit convenient, and with the relationship between the particular characters it often felt more like an emotional outlet and a bit of mutual attraction than anything serious.

    The ending is spectacular. This book is a bit of a thrill to read, packed with action and battle scenes, the hard reality of Frey's life is there on the page and explored in her every action. But that ending left me desperate for more.

    Impostors may be the fifth book in the Uglies world, but you don't need to have read any of the other books first as this is set in a future timeline and generally deals with different characters and cities.

  • jessica

    the

    series was one of my all time favourites as a teen. so what a treat its been get the chance to re-enter that world 10 years later in a brand new story.

    scanning the reviews for this, there has been one word that keeps popping up and that is ‘nonstop.’ i cant think of a better word to describe this book. this hits the ground running from the very first chapter and honestly doesnt slow down. its action packed, full of daring rebellion and planning. the fact that there was always somet

    the

    series was one of my all time favourites as a teen. so what a treat its been get the chance to re-enter that world 10 years later in a brand new story.

    scanning the reviews for this, there has been one word that keeps popping up and that is ‘nonstop.’ i cant think of a better word to describe this book. this hits the ground running from the very first chapter and honestly doesnt slow down. its action packed, full of daring rebellion and planning. the fact that there was always something going on, in addition to the very simplistic and unhindered writing, makes this a story that is difficult to put down. and dont even get me started on that ending - holy cow. i cant wait to see what happens in the next book! the plot development and pacing of this was just so good!

    however, i think the one thing i was really hoping to get from this, which may have led to too high of expectations, was more interaction with the world. as i said, i loved the

    series, so i have been beyond excited to relive that experience, in a way. but there honestly wasnt much world building. if anything, this story was extremely plot driven (hence calling it nonstop), and other than a few subtle mentions here and there, there wasnt really anything that connected this with the

    series. so that aspect was a miss for me.

    but overall, this was a fast and easy-going read. it definitely delivers a couple hours worth of active entertainment and a very promising hope for the series to come!

  • Fables&Wren

    HERE IT IS I AM SO HAPPY I CAN'T AHHHH MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE EVER!

    Also, I will say when I saw the trailer I thought it was becoming a movie franchise or something... BUT THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER. SO MANY STORIES TO BE TOLD IN THIS WORLD I AM SO BEYOND EXCITED!

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  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads

    3.5 stars

    This book was a fast-paced, page turner of a read from the start all the way through to the finish.

    Personally, I feel that this book may have received a higher rating from me if I would have reread the whole "Uglies" series prior to reading this new installment. I think it may have changed my overall reading experience to refresh myself of the original story, as well as remind myself of what exactly is different within the Ugly universe.

    With that being said though, it isn't necessary

    3.5 stars

    This book was a fast-paced, page turner of a read from the start all the way through to the finish.

    Personally, I feel that this book may have received a higher rating from me if I would have reread the whole "Uglies" series prior to reading this new installment. I think it may have changed my overall reading experience to refresh myself of the original story, as well as remind myself of what exactly is different within the Ugly universe.

    With that being said though, it isn't necessary or mandatory to read the original trilogy prior to picking this novel up. Yes, it may aid in the understanding of the world building, but the main characters in this novel are different than the main characters in the earlier series.

    I really liked the overall premise and plot regarding this storyline. I never have thought of a "body double" in this particular circumstance and it was a very unique idea, especially due to the political background behind the reasoning.

    As for the relationship component of this novel, I don't want to give too much away but I will say that it was a little too 'insta-love' for me. I actually do enjoy 'insta-love' to some degree but I found that the relationship developed quite quickly and that there should have been more of a hesitancy from the male in this relationship. I mean, this girl has lied and has essentially ruined your family, but go ahead, don't ask questions...

    My one (extremely minor) pet peeve of this novel was certain terminology that was used as an example of the language within this particular universe. Again, it's very minor and was not overly used but I loathed every time I saw a phrase similar to "brain-missing" or "dizzy-making". I understand, it's part of these characters' language but I am not a fan.

    Lastly, let me give some major applause for that ending! The ending may have been my favourite part of the whole novel (I'm not throwing shade, I swear it was just that good). It left off with such a unique cliffhanger that I can only wonder how the characters will get out of the predicament that they are facing. Due to that ending, I cannot wait to pick up the next book in the series when it comes out. I need to know what happens next!

    ***Thank you to Scholastic Canada for sending me an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review***

  • Alaina

    Okay so after listening to this book, I just realized that this is a spin off series from the uglies. Which is a series I just started.. so this is awkward.

    was still an enjoyable book. In it, you will meet Frey and you get to know about her secret life. She's a twin but the one that stays in the shadows mostly. She knows how to kill while Rafia, is the heir to the family. Seems like a pretty crappy deal if you ask me. For some really stupid reason, their dad sends Frey to a rival city

    Okay so after listening to this book, I just realized that this is a spin off series from the uglies. Which is a series I just started.. so this is awkward.

    was still an enjoyable book. In it, you will meet Frey and you get to know about her secret life. She's a twin but the one that stays in the shadows mostly. She knows how to kill while Rafia, is the heir to the family. Seems like a pretty crappy deal if you ask me. For some really stupid reason, their dad sends Frey to a rival city where she is to be a hostage.

    She's pretending to be Rafia in this little hostage scenario which kind of ends up being bittersweet. Mostly because of Col, who she ends up getting kind of close to. Close enough where she starts to freak out about him finding out her truth.

    I loved Frey so freaking much. I hated how she wasn't really loved by her father because of Rafia and everything. Then there's her whole loyalty to her sister, which sometimes rubbed me the wrong way. Frey just deserved better in my eyes and that's all I really wanted for her!

    Overall, this book was pretty interesting and it's made me want to dive back into the uglies series. I can't wait for the second book of this series to come out because that little cliffhanger annoyed me. I need more!

  • Lena

    CAN 2018 GET ANY BETTER?!?!

    COUNT ME THE FUCK IN!!! THIS IS HONESTLY THE BEST NEWS EVER!!! UGLIES WAS ONE OF THE FIRST YA SERIES I READ WHEN I WAS LIKE FOURTEEN YEARS OLD SO STILL A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AND AAAAAHHHH I LOVED THESE BOOKS TO THE CORE. WOW. JUST WOW. SO EXCITED *-*

  • ♆Hayley

    : THE BLURB IS OUT AND MY GAWDDDDDD WHY IS SEPTEMBER SO FAR AWAY?!?!

    OMFG! I remember LOVING the Uglies series. It was such a unique and creepy concept. I'm excited, I'm excited, I'm excited.

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