Today I'm reviewing Impostor by Susanne Winnacker.
On to the review!
Summary from GoodReads:
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 training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. 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.
The premise of Impostor had a sort of 'X-Men: The First Class' feel, the main character, Tessa was compelling and the plot was intriguing. However, despite all of that, the book still fell short for me because of the pacing. It started off fine, but it seemed to take forever for the plot to really start up. I think that while the characters were well written the setting and plot never seemed to match up to one another. It ended up pretty well, but I still don't think I'll be rushing out for the sequel when it's released.