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Impostors

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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 – un ...more
Hardcover, 407 pages
Published September 11th 2018 by Scholastic Press
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Lena
Feb 02, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2018-releases


CAN 2018 GET ANY BETTER?!?! THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL. SCOTT WESTERFELD IS GOING TO WRITE FOUR NEW BOOKS IN THE WORLD OF THE UGLIES SERIES.
COUNT ME THE FUCK IN!!! THIS IS HONESTLY THE BEST NEWS EVER!!! UGLIES WAS ONE OF THE FIRST YA SERIES I READ WHEN I WAS LIKE FOURTEEN YEARS OLD SO STILL A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AND AAAAAHHHH I LOVED THESE BOOKS TO THE CORE. WOW. JUST WOW. SO EXCITED *-*
jessica
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 rebellion and planning. the fact that there was always somet
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♆Hayley
Apr 13, 2018 marked it as to-read
UPDATE: THE BLURB IS OUT AND MY GAWDDDDDD WHY IS SEPTEMBER SO FAR AWAY?!?!

OMFG! I remember LOVING the Uglies series. It was such a unique and creepy concept. I'm excited, I'm excited, I'm excited.
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Fables&Wren
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it
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!

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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. And the verdict? Holy crap, I am so glad that I am a curi
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Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
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
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Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Family, power, control, betrayal, revenge.

Book Review: Impostors by Scott Westerfeld

When 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 Frey from the last page, how the truth about Rafi
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Kristen
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5/5

For 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’ll be right.

“Crash bracelets”.
Justine
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read, audiobook
3.5 stars

I 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 pretty standard, but it is also a fast paced and enga
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Marie
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-releases
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, where it fell short for me.
Still, a very entertainin
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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 and co, but I still eventually fell in love with
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J Quant
Sep 29, 2018 marked it as to-read
Ahhh when did this happened? I had no idead this existed until I saw the next book untitled prospect.

Honestly this sound interesting enough, and I'm guessing that the story exist in the Uglies universe so seeing the little nods and tidbits to previous installments will be fun.
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!
http://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 stakes or the risk of death. Frey is a boring person,
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grace ⚯͛ (gracelwrites)
HOLY SHIT.
i remember reading the books and being very caught up in them.
AND GUYS.
G U Y S.
I'M VERY EXCITED. i think i'll have to reread the entire series to catch up with everything—not that i'm complaining though!
maybe this will be the year i go back to my dystopian novel roots, since it seems that the science fiction/dystopian genre is making a comeback with sequels to the shatter me trilogy, the darkest minds, and all that.
Rayna
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first Westerfeld novel I’ve ever read and it is 100% a 5/5 read for me.
Grace Kathleen
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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 myself squealing with the references, but the world was
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Bec
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.
Love me a twisty scifi from an old fave!
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 the new series, it's not half-bad, but sure as he
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Sarah
Jun 18, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc, own, up-next
OMG!!!!!! I HAVE AN ARC FOR ONE OF THE FIRST SCI-FI SERIES I EVER READ THAT MADE ME LOVE THE GENRE!!!!
DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS??????
Amanda
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
You can also find my review here:http://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 continues to impersonate Rafia, but as she gets close
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kenzie may
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm such a sucker for these stories you knew it was going to be five stars
Jennifer
**Thank you to Book Expo and Scholastic Press for making this advanced reading copy available to my friend, Sarah... and thank you Sarah for letting me read it first! This short review was not influenced at all by any of the above!**

I gave up on the Uglies series at the beginning of Book 3 ("The Specials") because I grew bored. I'm glad that I didn't know this was a continuation of that series before I started to read "Imposters" because I probably wouldn't have read it. Scott Westerfeld is not
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Jenna
Apr 24, 2018 marked it as to-read
HOW DID I NOT REALISE THAT THERE WAS A COVER RELEASE?!

Oh my, this series was my first ever dystopian and they introduced me to young adult!

I am so excited for this sequel!!! Scott Westerfeld- I am not ready for these emotions and memories to return.

BUT I WANT THIS BOOK NOOOW!!!!
Amy Bartelloni
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a quick, exciting read. Great characters and a fast moving plot. I couldn’t put it down.
Cheryl
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 may be the face but she also had a soft and likabl ...more
Lee-ann Dunton
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The original Uglies series was what really got me into reading YA, and I can say with all honesty that I think Scott Westerfeld is a YA-writing genius! I started this book on Saturday night & finished it slightly before 2am on Sunday morning. I’m sick & *so* tired, but I just literally could not put this book down.

I’m loving that Westerfeld is writing again in the world of Uglies, and this new storyline has me absolutely (and obviously) hooked. This story was jam-packed with action... a
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Alexis
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, have-a-copy
So excited about the continuation of this series. Loved this book and can't wait to see where things go!
Amy
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
This is the first book by Scott Westerfield and OMG! I loved this so much! This kicked off straight away and I couldn't put it down. Plus such a cliffhanger ending.
Bonus helped me with my book slump!! Finally picked up something that I just loved!!
Karyn Silverman
Done and will work for kids,especially uglies fans in middle school who still like formulaic and familiar books. For me, I’m feeling over this world, especially since the story feels a bit like a rehash. It was fast and enjoyable, but not deeply satisfying.
Morgan
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Impostors by Scott Westerfeld was a non-stop, absolutely action packed adventure that made me what to read until 3am. It’s one of those books you think, ‘yes this is worth feeling tired the entire day tomorrow’ because you just can’t stop reading it. From the very beginning this book drew me in and I read it quickly and easily. The writing flowed very well and it was a book that I didn’t have to work hard to understand. It was a great mix of character depth and world building with a great plot. ...more
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Scott Westerfeld is a New York Times bestselling author of YA. He was born in the Texas and now lives in Sydney and New York City. In 2001, Westerfeld married fellow author Justine Larbalestier.

He is best known for the Uglies and Leviathan series. His next book, IMPOSTORS, returns to the world of Uglies. It comes out September 11, 2018.
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