2013 · December

Review: Imposter by Susanne Winnacker

Imposter by Susanne Winnacker

Published May 28th, 2013 in the U.S (Razorbill) and January 2, 2014 in the U.K ( Hachette Children’s Books)

Received this Ebook in exchange for an honest review via the Publisher via Netgalley

Pages: 274


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Summary: Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again. 

Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.

My Thoughts:

The cover is amazing and I love the color contrast involved.

I liked how interesting the plot was and the fact that Tessa was an interesting character but I did not like how Tessa was in love with Alec. The main plot in this book is to try to solve a series of murders that are happening in a small town not focus on Tessa and Alec’s relationship. Alec distract’s Tessa throughout this book and I felt that Tessa should have been concentrating more on who was the serial killer than on Alec. And besides Alec had a girlfriend ( Kate) already so he should have been committed to her ( even though Kate wasn’t the nicest person). I also thought that it was too obvious that Tessa liked Alec and that in the end his relationship with Kate wouldn’t last.

Anyway, other than that I did enjoy reading this book. I do however wish that there was more information on Variants and what kind of powers Variants can have.

Would I recommend this book?

Yes. It contained an interesting plot and there wasn’t any weird love triangle going on ( I don’t mind love triangles but some of them are way too predictable).

4 stars



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