I wasn’t quite sure how it would be for me reading9/11/2021, 9:14:36 PM
I wasn’t quite sure how it would be for me reading “Imposters” because I never read the Uglies series. When I started reading it, I knew that it was a spin-off, but I didn’t realize that it’s being considered Book 5 on Goodreads. . I assume that if you have read the Uglies series, the entire thing will be filled with recognizable names and history with that added delightful layer of returning to something familiar. But for me, I still felt like Westerfeld did a good job of keeping me enough in the loop that those things, even if they went over my head a bit, didn’t mean I was lost in the story. . My first thought was that this was just going to be another story about the princess with her body double and all the tropes that we’ve already read. But I quickly quit making comparisons because I got pretty caught up in the story. It was interesting and fast-paced and a super quick read. I’ve been kind of easily bored with books lately or some have felt like a chore to get through— but this one wasn’t that for me. It’s a pretty regular dystopian story line, and a quick read, but still super entertaining for me. Plus I really loved the ending! If I had the sequel I’d immediately continue on (which isn’t always the case for me, even if I want to continue the series.) . There isn’t anything earth shattering about this book, I don’t think I’ll rave about it being the most amazing book ever or anything like that, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that this did a great job of entertaining me, making me wish I had the sequel right now, and wishing I’d read the Uglies already. I’m super curious what Uglies fans will think of it! . IF YOU ARE planning on reading the Uglies series, I suggest you wait on “Imposters". Even though this is a spin-off, by way of the history and the world building, it’s a direct continuation of that series and full of spoilers. If it doesn’t matter to you that much, I did think that this could be enjoyed pretty well by some who hadn’t read the Uglies, but had a super basic understanding of what those books were about. I’m for sure going to read The Uglies now just so I can figure out who Tally Youngblood is!