Impostors by Scott WesterfeldImpostors by Scott Westerfeld


byScott Westerfeld

Hardcover | September 11, 2018

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Scott Westerfeld's new book Imposters is coming this Fall!

Deception. Risk. Betrayal. Redemption. Master storyteller Scott Westerfeld is at the top of his game, and back to his most famous realm.

Scott Westerfeld is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Uglies series, which has been translated into 35 languages; the Leviathan series; Afterworlds; and many other books for young readers. He was born in Texas and alternates summers between Sydney, Australia and New York City.
Title:ImpostorsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:400 pages, 8.52 × 5.81 × 1.27 inShipping dimensions:8.52 × 5.81 × 1.27 inPublished:September 11, 2018Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1338151517

ISBN - 13:9781338151510

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid Distopian Novel I will confess this is my first introduction in to this universe as I've never read the Uglies series (but I have read others of Westerfeld's - like Zeros which I loved). While the book wasn't hit-it-out-of-the-park, crazy-awesome, it was a well written and engaging read. I suppose it just wasn't 'wow' for me. The characters are very relatable, Frey and Rafi are different but both endearing, Frey for her ability to do her very best to protect her sister, Rafi for her wit and heroism while essentially being a captive and her care of her sister in return. The book was a fast-paced, quick read and dropped me into the Uglies world easily so I was able to grasp everything I needed to know about the landscape and politics of that world. The atmosphere was a mesh of Hunger Games and Sean William's Twinmaker (and maybe a little of Cory Doctorow's Little Brother) which really appealed to me, sci-fi yet post apocalyptic. It works well as a first introduction to Westerfeld's work and overall I liked it.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delighted to be Back in the Uglies 'Verse I received a copy of this book at BookExpo 2018, but all my opinions are my own. This is the start of a new quartet set in the Uglies world 10 years after the series conclusion. We have a new cast of characters in new cities, with Tally given folk hero status. Frey is sent to a competing city to act as collateral for a metal mining deal her father has orchestrated - she also gets to fulfill her life's work by acting as her sister's body double at this time. Impostors is a major leap up from the Uglies series, as far as story scope goes. This book also addresses the different styles of leadership the ruling families have chosen in the years following the mind-rain and sets up for another rebellion. It's been a long time since my last re-read of the Uglies trilogy (I've never touched Extras on friend recommendations!), but I remembered enough about the world that I don't feel like I was missing anything. I would definitely recommend reading the Uglies series before reading Impostors though. Now begins the extra long wait for book 2!
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from That ending though! 3.5 stars This book was a fast-paced, page turner of a read from the start all the way through to the finish. Personally, I feel that this book may have received a higher rating from me if I would have reread the whole "Uglies" series prior to reading this new installment. I think it may have changed my overall reading experience to refresh myself of the original story, as well as remind myself of what exactly is different within the Ugly universe. With that being said though, it isn't necessary or mandatory to read the original trilogy prior to picking this novel up. Yes, it may aid in the understanding of the world building, but the main characters in this novel are different than the main characters in the earlier series. I really liked the overall premise and plot regarding this storyline. I never have thought of a "body double" in this particular circumstance and it was a very unique idea, especially due to the political background behind the reasoning. As for the relationship component of this novel, I don't want to give too much away but I will say that it was a little too 'insta-love' for me. I actually do enjoy 'insta-love' to some degree but I found that the relationship developed quite quickly and that there should have been more of a hesitancy from the male in this relationship. I mean, this girl has lied and has essentially ruined your family, but go ahead, don't ask questions... My one (extremely minor) pet peeve of this novel was certain terminology that was used as an example of the language within this particular universe. Again, it's very minor and was not overly used but I loathed every time I saw a phrase similar to "brain-missing" or "dizzy-making". I understand, it's part of these characters' language but I am not a fan. Lastly, let me give some major applause for that ending! The ending may have been my favourite part of the whole novel (I'm not throwing shade, I swear it was just that good). It left off with such a unique cliffhanger that I can only wonder how the characters will get out of the predicament that they are facing. Due to that ending, I cannot wait to pick up the next book in the series when it comes out. I need to know what happens next! ***Thank you to Scholastic Canada for sending me an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review***
Date published: 2018-09-19

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Scott Westerfeld's new book Imposters is coming this Fall!

Deception. Risk. Betrayal. Redemption. Master storyteller Scott Westerfeld is at the top of his game, and back to his most famous realm.

Editorial Reviews

"Westerfeld's fast-paced and engaging storytelling will effortlessly engross Uglies fans and new readers alike." -- SLJ

"This action-packed series starter barely pauses to take a breath. In Frey, Westerfeld presents a strong, complex heroine who learns to be her own person, not just a carbon copy." - Publishers Weekly

"Impressive, immaculately plotted sci fi chock full of twists" - Kirkus Reviews