Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #16

Hosted by Pen to Paper
I need to find something new to call you all. There's only so many times I can hiss "Guyssssssssssss!" excitedly. But until then...

Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI.

When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again.

Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep.

Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.
This book has been described as The Silence of the Lambs meets The X-Men. I'm a bit leery of superhumans in YA because they're often not done very well. However, I don't think I've come across a character who shifts solely into other people. Even more rarely do said characters work with the FBI.

Also, serial killers! Yay!

I just can't believe I have to wait until July 2013.

What are you wishing for this Wednesday?