I finished Impostors my Scott Westerfeld recently…
I’ve been so solely focused on reading things that will help with my blog that I’ve been slacking on my YA and fiction reading…
I had to make myself pick up a book the other day, and I told myself that the next blog post I do will be a book review!
Because I have not done a book review in too long.
Of course, I decided to pick up Scott Westerfeld’s new book.
A little personal
The past couple weeks have been a little stressful on me.
My day job has been stressing me out and then I get home and I feel too stressed to work on my blog, but I feel like I must… and then I’m working because I’m forcing myself to, not because I want to…
And this affects my blogging and my mental state.
On my way home from work the other day I turned to my fiancé and I told him that I feel like I’m failing.
I’m still somewhat new to my position and still learning and stressing myself out way too much. My days can fell miserable at times.
I get home and I don’t feel like writing, and my blog isn’t growing, and my pins aren’t being repined and no one is signing up for my email list.
Recently it just feels like failure.
I suffer from depression and anxiety.
So, it’s never as bad as my mind makes me think it is…
But, it’s still hard on me mentally and I can’t always look past what my anxiety is telling me.
I struggle to fight what my depression is telling me.
This is hard, and I know it effects so many people in the world today.
Some days are much harder than others…
And recently I feel like I’ve had a lot of hard days in a row.
This is one of the reasons I made myself pick up a book.
When my depression starts to take over, I don’t feel like doing things that make me happy…
They feel more like work than happiness.
I knew that I had to pick up a book though, fiction books always help.
They take me out of life and into a whole new world.
It’s just the act of actually picking up the book and starting it that is the difficult part.
But, I did it!
I picked up a fiction book and got back into reading.
I’m not saying I’m back to normal…
Normal isn’t a thing, that was a bad word to use.
My depression isn’t gone, it’s never gone…
But I have started feeling some happiness slipping back through.
One step at a time!
Let’s get into this book review.
Frey: Rafi’s twin. Her existence is a secret. She is basically her sister’s body double and does any public things that might be dangerous for her sister. Their father is a powerful man and therefore has some enemies. Frey is a badass!
Rafi: The sister in the spotlight. She’s actually more popular than her father (gasping face). She loves her sister Frey.
Col Palafox: The son of the leader of Victoria. Frey is sent to their home as collateral (they think she is Rafi). Col helps Frey and Frey helps Col.
Impostors: In My Feels
This is set in the world of Uglies! And this makes me so happy…
They even mention Tally a few times in the book and it warms my heart so much!
I’m actually going to have to pick up Uglies and start reading again… it was my first dystopian series that I absolutely fell in love with.
It had me in all my feels.
Rafi and Frey love each other, and it breaks my heart the way their father treats Frey. And the worst part is, Frey is completely okay with it…
She keeps saying she was born to protect her sister.
Breaks my heart every single time she says it.
Her father doesn’t actually love her.
At one point in the beginning of the book it says:
“Father never sees me without my older sister in the room. Bonding too closely with his spare daughter would be sloppy.”
With his SPARE daughter…
I don’t want to say too much and give away any spoilers.
This book was so good though!
I am so happy I picked it up, there are so many Uglies feels throughout the book.
This is going to be a 4-book series, and I am 100% here for it.
Sucks I have to wait for the next book to come out…
Oh the everyday struggles of the reader!
There is great futuristic technology (which was to be expected).
And great references to the way ‘rusties’ (the people who destroyed the earth before the Uglies series… aka US!) destroyed the earth long before the time of the novel.
Another great dystopian novel by Scott Westerfeld…
I am beyond excited to get into this whole series.
While I’m waiting for the next release I may need to reread the Uglies series.
Also, secretly hoping for the return of Tally Youngblood at some point in this series… fingers crossed!