By Scott Westerfield
416 pages – ages 12+
Published by Scholastic Press on September 11, 2018
Synopsis from Publisher- “Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . two edges of the same knife. But only one of them is ever seen in public.
Frey is Rafi’s twin sister-and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must.
When her father sends Frey in Rafi’s place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her…”
What I Thought- This was one of the best books I’ve read recently! The dystopian setting is so intriguing – it takes place long after our modern day, where society had transcended and then fallen to the spot they are now. I find it all really fascinating – especially the idea of the father being so paranoid that he doesn’t even let the world know he has two daughters. The book is violent (not graphically so), just enough that it shows the real cost of war and tyranny, with lots of fast-paced action. The story is very emotionally tense, with lots of moments that get tugging at your heart-strings. I read this all in one day, in as close to one sitting as I could get. I loved this book, all of its twists and turns, and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next one!
I give this book five out of five bookworms!
Categories: Age 12+