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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.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.
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.
Also, serial killers! Yay!
I just can't believe I have to wait until July 2013.
What are you wishing for this Wednesday?