Shatter City by Scott Westerfeld | Review

Title: Shatter City

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Publisher: Scholastic

Published: September 17th 2019

ISBN: 9781407188287

Series: Impostors 2/4

Pages: 406

Edition: UK Paperback

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopia


When the world sees Frey, they think they see her twin sister Rafi. Frey was raised to be Rafi’s double, and now she’s taken on the       role . . . without anyone else knowing.

Her goal? To destroy the forces that created her.

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this from the publisher, all opinions are my own.

Thank you to Scholastic for sending me a copy of this book to review!

Last year, I came across Scott Westerfeld’s new book Impostors, it looked interesting and sounded right up my alley, I ended up devouring the book within an evening as I adored it, I was hooked and I enjoyed the characters and the story. I’ve been eagerly anticipating Shatter City ever since and I was so happy when Scholastic sent me a copy to read!

If you haven’t yet read Impostors, I wouldn’t continue this review as there will be spoilers for the first book, HOWEVER, I do think that you should pick up the first book if it interest you, I gave it a full five stars, it was gripping and an incredible read and I definitely recommend it!

Shatter City is the second instalment in the Impostors series, as far as I know there will be a total of four books. Shatter City picks up right where Impostors left off, again we were reading from Frey’s point of view, she’s a twin sister to Rafi, they are identical so you can’t really tell whose who. Frey is now a rebel again her father, but at the end of Impostors she went to go and rescue her sister from their fathers grips but her father ended up grabbing Col and Frey has to make a choice, her choice was to take her sisters place as a prisoner and putting on Rafi’s collar which detonates if she tries to escape and Col has the same one. Her father doesn’t know that Frey has taken Rafi’s place and it makes her realise that her father really didn’t care for her especially as Rafi has also taken on Frey’s role as a rebel.

Frey is determined to destroy and take down her father from the inside if she has to except there’s already a plan in motion to help both Frey & Col escape and when that happens, Frey ends up looking for her sister who left behind an obvious clue that she’s in Paz, which is where she goes, on her own. But then as she tries to warn Paz that there’s an attack incoming but they don’t believe her until it happens and Paz tries to give her a clue which doesn’t make any sense to her. Now she needs to find her sister again and take down her father but she must join the fight and enter the warfare.

Even though I didn’t like this one as much as the first, I still really enjoyed it and still found it to be enthralling and I’m still desperate for the next instalment because I need to know what happens next so I definitely recommend this book if you enjoyed the first one! I would be interested with this book having more points of view, from Rafi and Col because I think it would be good to see what they think of the things that happen in the book and to find out what happened with Rafi in more detail when she took Frey’s place as a rebel and becoming a leader.

Impostors is my first Scott Westerfeld read so does anyone recommend any of his previous works? I know they were high praised but I’d love to hear what you think!

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