Author: Scott Westerfeld
Here’s the premise:
“Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . but very few people have ever seen them together. This is because Frey is Rafi’s double, raised in the shadows of their rich father’s fortress. While Rafi has been taught to charm, Frey has been taught to kill. Frey only exists to protect her sister. There is no other part of her life. Frey has never been out in the world on her own – until her father sends her in Rafi’s place to act as collateral for a dangerous deal. Everyone thinks she’s her sister – but Col, the son of a rival leader, is starting to get close enough to tell the difference. As the stakes grow higher and higher, Frey must decide whether she can trust him – or anyone in her life.”
I’m on page 46, but will likely be done today. I am really enjoying the way the narration flows.
Frey is pretty badass and I appreciate that too. I hope more of her insecurities get revealed because she seems kind of like a robot, but her training has all led to that. I like her physical skills and am glad that she realizes that fitting in and getting the job done is a lot more work than she bargained for.
Rafi is pretty badass in her own way and I’m glad there is an opportunity to see her as such instead of just a princess that listens to her father all of the time. She has her own skill set and although it isn’t physical to keep herself alive, it is a way to play the game on a mental and social level (equally important.
I didn’t realize this was from the “Uglies” world, which I have been meaning to read for a while. I suppose if I keep enjoying Westerfeld’s world building, characters, and narration then I’ll have to dive into those soon!
- It hints at trusting the prince of the kingdom she’s going to…so I smell…love…? (I haven’t met him yet, but I’m just calling that based on typical YA books.
- The world finds out that she and her sister are two separate people and all chaos breaks loose (maybe she has to run away and disappear forever).
- It will be a 4.5-5/5 star read for me!
As of right now, I highly recommend it!
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