Thursday, 14 November 2013

Review - Impostor (Variants #1) by Susanne Winnacker

Summary: Tessa is a Variant with extraordinary abilities. She could be a hero, but all she wants to do is fall in love ...

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 with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. There she trains with other Variants, such as long-term crush Alec, who each have their own extraordinary ability.

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.

 Review: 5 stars
Received a free copy on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Impostor was a great book. I loved the characters and their powers but I thought Tessa could have done better than Alec. He doesn't seem right for her in my eyes.
The mystery was interesting and kept my guessing all through the book. there were many possibilities as to who the killer was but it wasn't completely obvious. I would have liked less of the romance and more mystery. 
Looking forward to reading more of this story.