Friday 30 April 2021

SHATTER CITY by Scott Westerfeld


Shatter City (Impostors, #2)Shatter City by Scott Westerfeld
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This time last week I read the first book in the Impostors series and ordered the second one before I was even finished. This week, I decided to get stuck into that second book. 😁

Frey and Col are prisoners in Shreve. Luckily, her callous father doesn't know her well enough to figure out she's pretending to be her sister. And before she gets a chance to put her plan into action, she finds herself in Paz. Frey might be looking for her sister, but the rebellion is rising from many angles and she finds herself in the middle of everything...

Wow. This book! This series!!

I freaking LOVED the second installment and how the world is getting bigger and bigger. 😳

Like the first book, not only are chapters short and snappy, but totally action-packed. Everything that happens is shown with such vivid detail that this story played out like a movie in my head. Also, SO MUCH HAPPENS! I can't believe how much is packed into this book, and everything is essential and so entertaining.

I love Frey. This poor girl goes through some pretty awful stuff. She goes through a roller-coaster of emotions, which is very cleverly explored via her use of a nifty creation called feels. Frey has spent her whole life acting like someone else and in this book, she keeps finding herself going from one to the other too many times. And there's a particular revelation that's emotionally devastating but explains a lot.

The technology in this series is fascinating.

There were a few things I found confusing: Srin suddenly becomes Trin, for no reason whatsoever, and a disposable comment about a scar that actually happened the other way around. Still, even these inconsistencies weren't enough to keep me from loving every minute of this.

Anyway, I can't wait to find out what happens next...

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