Sunday, November 10, 2013

Impostor by Susanne Winnacker

Genre:  YA Paranormal Mystery
Variants Series, Book 1

Description (taken from Susanne Winnacker's website):

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.

This is a quick read that introduces you to a world where some people have special abilities.  Tessa can appear to be anyone she touches, and she gets the chance to help her team solve a mystery by impersonating a dead girl.

Tessa has had a tough life finding rejection from those closest to her.  So it's hard in the beginning to fit into Madison's life where she has loving parents, friends, love interests, basically anything a girl could want.  But once Tessa gets comfortable in Madison's life, she has to begin to unravel her personal life and try to find the killer.  Sometimes, it would have been easier for Tessa to forget who she was and become Madison.

This book's a really good introduction to a new and fun series.  Sure there are books involving people with special abilities, the good side versus the bad side, but this was fun to read.  My only complaint is it wasn't long enough.  And the love story was kind of exasperating.

I'm looking forward to learning more about Variants and see who Tessa's going to become next.

Challenges:  Paranormal Reading Challenge

1 comment:

  1. I just got this as an ARC and I wasn't sure what to think of it, my cover was different and a little off putting. I'm glad to hear it's an easy read, won't hurry to it but will read it now.


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