Impostorby Susanne Winnacker (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Published by Penguin, Razorbill on May 28th 2013
Genres: Mystery and Suspense, Paranormal, Young Adult
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Can Tessa pose as Madison . . . and stop a killer before it’s too late?
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.
Sometimes, when you start a book you know after 5 minutes that are you are going to love it! This totally happened with Impostor, een though I must admit, that Jenny from Supernatural Snark already told me how awesome this book is, so I was absolutely certain I’d love it…
Paranormal, Murder, Mystery and … so much.. more!
The Variants are genetically mutated people who show interesting gift such as Mind reading, incredible strength etetc.. Think X-Man and you are right here! All these people are trained and taken care of by the government, where they can learn to push the boundaries of their talents and of course… they are also trained to solve crimes at some point.
Tessa is super special as she can shape shift into any other human! What a unique and interesting ability! When a small town has to face a murder series, Tessa need to take the form of the latest 16 year old victim and like this has to find the murderer!
So even though this story sounds like an X-Man murder story, it is so much more!! It’s about friendships and family and relationships! I loved the way Susanne Winnacker gave us human deepness wrapped in a thrilling murder story!
Tessa! So strong yet so lost…
I absolutely adored Tessa! Her ability makes her so unique to the government and also to the other Variants, yet her own mother was afraid of her and was just happy when Tessa was moving into the compound where these kids are trained. Inside, Tessa was longing for relationships, warmth and family which made it even harder to take over the dead girls life. Suddenly, she felt wonderful being surrounded by loving parents, a wonderful brother and amazing friends. Everything she wished for was suddenly there, yet it was not her own life and it was hard not to get lost in this beauty. It broke my heart seeing Tessa like this and I wanted to hug her and give her everything she wants.
But, Tessa is also strong when she needs to be and I loved that about her!
Oh butterfly romance and swoon worthy boy Alec..
I am in love! Yep, I am in love with Alec! He’s Tessa’s best friend and super strong and Tessa is in love with him since she arrived at the compound 2 years ago. But.. there were only ever been friends and now Alec is together with the horrible Kate. (I hate her btw, just in case you wondered!!) the weird thing is, we always felt like also Alec has hidden feelings about Tessa, but why the heck is he together with this horrible person?
This was a question that drove me nuts!!! I desperately wanted Alec to just dump her and at the same time we got the distinct feeling that there is something about their relationship that feels off. It’s yet another mystery to discover!!
Impostor was filled amazing y beautiful characters, a thrilling and compelling plot full of X-Menery awesomeness and explores the deepness of family bonds, friendship and romance! I cannot stress enough how awesome this story was!!! I’ am so very much in love with this story! Seriously, don#t miss out and pick up a copy!!