Impostors (Impostors, #1) by Scott Westerfeld

Impostors (Impostors, #1)

Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . but very few people have ever seen them together. This is because Frey is Rafi’s double, raised in the shadows of their rich father’s fortress. While Rafi has been taught to charm, Frey has been taught to kill. Frey only exists to protect her sister. There is no other part of her life. Frey has never been out in the world on her own – until her father sends her in Rafi’s place to act as collateral for a...

Details Impostors (Impostors, #1)

TitleImpostors (Impostors, #1)
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherScholastic Press
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Reviews Impostors (Impostors, #1)

  • jessica
    the ‘uglies’ series was one of my all time favourites as a teen. so what a treat its been get the chance to re-enter that world 10 years later in a brand new story. scanning the reviews for this, there has been one word that keeps popping up and that is ‘nonstop.’ i cant think of a better word to describe this book. this hits the ground running from the very first chapter and honestly doesnt slow down. its action packed, full of daring re...
  • Fables&Wren
    WrensReads Review:HERE IT IS I AM SO HAPPY I CAN'T AHHHH MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE EVER!Also, I will say when I saw the trailer I thought it was becoming a movie franchise or something... BUT THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER. SO MANY STORIES TO BE TOLD IN THIS WORLD I AM SO BEYOND EXCITED!WrensReads | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 4.5*Confession time! I didn't love the  Uglies series . I just didn't. I liked the first book, but by the end? I legit one-starred the 4th book, honestly just out of severe boredom. So to say I was skeptical of Impostors is putting it mildly. It was mostly curiousity that led me to pick up the copy that showed up on my doorstep. An...
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    3.5 starsThis 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...
  • Fabi
    Holy crap! This man is devious. Set in the world of the Uglies, a super hit series for Scott Westerfield, Impostors starts with wild action and suspense that is non-stop all the way through to the end.There isn't much world building in this Dystopian spin off. Instead, it relies on the developing plot to drop hints about the setting. The time is a decade or more in the future, in a very different sort of world brought about by the fall of the Pre...
  • Cora Tea Party Princess
    5 Words: Family, power, control, betrayal, revenge.Book Review: Impostors by Scott WesterfeldWhen I heard about this book I was so excited - I loved the Uglies books growing up. I loved the twisted world, the acerbic take-down of societal conceptions of beauty. And now I'm back in the same world watching a similar take-down of the people in power. and it's excellent.I loved the changes in the characters, how the Frey from the first page isn't the...
  • Amanda
    You can also find my review here:https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress....Impostors is the first book in a new spin off series set in the same world as the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. This book follows Frey, the secret twin sister and body double to Rafia, who is the heir to the first family in charge of the city Shreve. Frey’s father send a her instead of Rafia as a hostage to a rival city as the two cities negotiate a trade deal. Frey c...
  • Alaina
    Okay so after listening to this book, I just realized that this is a spin off series from the uglies. Which is a series I just started.. so this is awkward.Impostors was still an enjoyable book. In it, you will meet Frey and you get to know about her secret life. She's a twin but the one that stays in the shadows mostly. She knows how to kill while Rafia, is the heir to the family. Seems like a pretty crappy deal if you ask me. For some really st...
  • Rissa
    Impostors 3.5⭐Rafi and Frey are twins but Frey is to be silent and hidden a double to protect her sister. When given the opportunity to spy on a neighboring region by being kidnapped she sees how different they live from how her father rules. Col is in a world similar to ours whichdrives frey nuts. Thereare no spy dust and fancy monitoring, everything they rely on so heavily and Cols region doesnt use any of it. Frey is being Rafi and she forms...
  • Kristen
    3.5/5For all you people in the back, can I get an INSTA-LOVE?Okay enough shenanigans the book was super good and I loved being back in the uglies world. I didn’t know how much I missed the phrase ‘crash bracelets’ until I read this. It was super instalovey but hey UGLIES. Also them Tally references ooooooft. Not to toot my own horn but I finished this in 3 hours, I am a living legend. It was almost too fast paced in some aspects but hey she...
  • Marie
    It feels good to get back into the Uglies world. I love the Uglies series so, so much. Impostors was non-stop action, fast-paced, the kind of book you devour very quickly. I really liked the concept and the characters, but I wish it kind of stopped for a little while to explore the rules of this world, how it changed after the Uglies series, and so on. I feel like it didn't stop long enough to properly build the world and that's unfortunately, wh...
  • Katherine
    I preordered this book in APRIL. That's how excited I was. Unfortunately, when I got it, I was really worried about not liking it, since I loved the original Uglies series so much, but THIS DIDN'T DISAPPOINT, THANK YOU SCOTT WESTERFELD. I'm gonna get kinda fangirl-y in this review, and I haven't reviewed a book thoroughly in a while.First off, I loved the characters. It took a little longer to get used to them, especially since they weren't Tally...
  • Justine
    3.5 starsI admit to being a tiny bit sceptical before reading this, as I didn't love The Darkest Legacy, another book returning to a series and set 10 years later, but Impostors managed to do this successfully.Part of that success lies in the fact that instead of returning to characters introduced in the previous books, it begins the start of a whole new story with all new characters. Oh sure there are a few plot holes, and the characters are pre...
  • Amanda (MetalPhantasmReads)
    **NOTE: Don't start with this book if you haven't read this series yet. I recommend reading the original trilogy, since there are some references to the original books and it does take place after SPECIALS.**Review is up on my blog now linked here!https://metalphantasmreads.wordpress....But this was super disappointing for a new series installment! The action was too "stop and go" for me while never feeling intense or that there were any high sta...
  • Rayna
    This is the first Westerfeld novel I’ve ever read and it is 100% a 5/5 read for me.
  • may ☆彡
    im going to be honest- i didn’t think it would be this good.i mean i didn’t think it would be really bad (it is scott westerfeld after all) but i wasn’t expecting this!and i’m starting to hate (not really of course) these amazing ya authors because THEY JUST CANT HELP THEMSELVES CAN THEYDO THEY HAVE TO END THESE BOOKS THIS WAYreally though, is it a mortal sin to end books without the reader wanting to throw the book across the room in fru...
  • Grace Kathleen
    I've been a huge Uglies fan since I was a kid, so when this book was announced I was equal parts excited and nervous. I was worried that one of my favorite series would be ruined by an unnecessary addition--but this book turned out fantastic.Impostors could stand alone apart from the Uglies series, but fans will be delighted to see a bunch of Easter eggs that hearken back to the original series. There was just enough to keep an old fan like mysel...
  • Bec
    4.5 stars.Love me a twisty scifi from an old fave!
  • kenzie may (semi-hiatus)
    I'm such a sucker for these stories you knew it was going to be five stars
  • Cheryl
    This is the second book I have read from this author. When I first saw this book I wanted to read it. Thus I was very excited when I got the chance to pick up a copy of this book. Frey and Rafi could not be more different. However, they are bonded by the fact that they are twins. Frey really is the star of this book. She does not belong in the royal world; thus the reason that she was discovered fairly quickly. She is better as an assassin. Rafi ...
  • Ricky
    I was pretty surprised when Westerfeld announced that there would be not only this extension to the Uglies series, but that it would be the first of a new four-part sequel/spinoff series. It's for sure the best book Westerfeld wrote in this universe since the original - especially since Specials and especially Extras played out increasingly nonsensically and weirdly, though I'm sure I'd appreciate them better on a second read.As for this first of...
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    > 3.5 stars Argh I love books where people pretend they’re someone they’re not! And I love books with sibling relationships too. IMPOSTORS was a fun, quick-paced and non-demanding novel that will likely delight fans of the original trilogy (though you don’t have to have read the original trilogy to read this series, as it’s set after the events of the main trilogy.) There are a few bits of jargon here and there that new readers may not un...
  • Lesr Kew
    You know what I said after I read the last sentence?“Wooooo!” And threw that book down on the table. “How DARE you be this good!”Then I stood up and brought my hands over my head and just clapped. Mr. Scott Westerfeld, this here is a standing ovation! And here i go again... hearty clap clap clap.. head nod, nod again...hearty clap clap clap. Bring me a another round of this, please. I’m no lightweight. And I’m just getting started?? W...
  • Davyne DeSye
    This was a fun book! I loved the Uglies series and was looking forward to this continuation – I was not disappointed.Tally Youngblood, in the Uglies series, began a world-wide (as far as we know) revolution. The natural question becomes, “Then what…?”This book begins some time after the last book in the Uglies series – perhaps a little more than a decade later. Tally’s world was a calm, pretty world (not for the best of reasons, of co...
  • Meredith (booksbythewater)
    Didn't like this. Insta lovey and immature.Review to come!