Published May 28th 2013
ARC from Netgalley
Impostor is ultimately about shapeshifters and teenage mutants who worked with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities (FEA). At the center of the story is Tessa; a shapeshifter who was abandoned by her own mother before joining the FEA. As her first mission, Tessa is tasked with finding a serial killer by impersonating one of the victim.
It is interesting to see how Tessa cope by pretending to be someone else and although she struggled at first, Madison's family and friends welcome her with open arms. Tessa also finds herself unwittingly drawn to Devon who happens to be Madison's twin brother. I would have like it if their relationship is explored further but instead another fellow Variant; Alec is featured as her romantic interest. Alec was supposed to be involved with Kate who can read minds so it was annoying to read about him pining over Tessa in a not so subtle way every chance he got.
It also bothered me that Tessa sometimes get sidetracked from her mission and seemed to focused a lot of attention on the boys surrounding her. You would expect that a teen secret agent to be more in control of her emotions after all that years of training but Tessa's skills as a spy left a lot to be desired.
Verdict: 3 stars.
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