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.
So I enjoyed this book. But I can’t say that I loved it. It was a well written book, but nothing stood out to make it a great or perfectly written book. It was entertaining enough, the concept and plot I found to be unique, even though others have said it copies other works. Obviously I have never read them. It was interesting to read about a shape shifter, in essence, who took the place of a young girl in order to solve a mystery.
While this book was fantasy/paranormal, I enjoyed how it incorporated more of a mystery. It wasn’t just not knowing it was a full on mystery. Probably my biggest problem with the book was that it was short. The book itself was physically short, but never let that deter you away from a well written book. The plot was short, I felt like some paragraphs and ideas were just not finished. They were not elaborate on enough. I do want to add, random though here, I loved the twin concept. I think that is something that is just not done enough in books these days.
I know, this review is a sad heap of words, but I just can’t tempt myself to write more. This book was blah, meh, alrught. It was entertaining enough, but something was missing. It was almost missing more detail and explanation.
Sorry this review sucks. But you guys needed to know!