I really enjoyed 'Impostors' by Scott Westerfield, you might too
Hello Fellow Readerholics,
Very recently, I purchased Imposters by Scott Westerfield. Today, I finished it. Here are my thoughts on the novel.
In ‘Imposters’, Scott Westerfield returns to the Uglies world, a series of four seperate books. You don’t need to read it to understand the book but it will certainly help you understand the references made in the novel.
‘Impostors’ follows Frey, a girl who was raised to take a bullet since the age of seven. Now seventeen, she is the trained body double for the first daughter of Shreve, her twin sister. Her most guarded secret is her own existence. When their father sends Frey in place of her sister as collateral in a precarious deal she must become the perfect ~imposter~, as poised and as elegant as her sister.
As Col Palafox, the son of a rival leader gets closer to Frey he begins to spot the killer inside. As the deal falls apart, Frey must decide whether or not she can trust Col with the truth. In a life built of lies, can she trust anyone?
When I read this novel I was delighted to find that the book is surprisingly relatable, given that it’s set some hundred years into the future. I greatly enjoyed the plot and I thought the creativity was ingenious. Westerfield’s depiction of the future is somewhat bright and is starkly different from the world we know now. I was extremely impressed at how easily I was immersed in the novel given how different it is from my own life. I often felt guilt at having to internally hide Frey’s secret, in fear that I would somehow reveal it. This book excellently depicts the foundations we build in relationships and the trust we need in order to secure the foundation. It also greatly disproves that ‘blood is thicker than water’ when inspecting her familial bonds. I deeply respected the love she has for her sister and her urge to protect her at all costs.
I really loved this book and found great happiness in the world it transported me to. Feel free to comment your thoughts on the book for those who have read it.
Your Favourite Bookworm 🙂