Review: Youngbloods

Youngbloods is the fourth and final book in the Imposters series by Scott Westerfeld, and you should read the other books before this one. 

It brings readers full circle, linking with the Uglies series even more closely than before, through the return of Tally Youngblood.

Tally is the most famous rebel in the world, and Frey is now one of her crew, the Youngbloods.

After the events of the previous book, Mirror’s Edge, the relationship between twins Frey and Rafia is fractured, perhaps forever. 

Rafia is leader of the city of Shreve, having taken her twin’s name to rule. Frey, once her sister’s body double and bodyguard, is a rebel Special, superhuman and living in the wild.

Can Frey come to terms with herself, her family, and her past? What could her future hold when she seems on the brink of disaster and death in a world filled with revolution?

Youngbloods is a gritty and complex story. Prominent amongst its themes is what is real and what is not, what is truth and what is misinformation, and how to tell the difference.

With every chapter and plot twist in Youngbloods, you’ll question what you thought you knew. And you’ll see parallels with real life, and the potential for what could happen if elements of today’s world were taken to extremes.

Be prepared for a wild ride when you read Youngbloods.

Read reviews of other books in the series: Imposters, Shatter City, and Mirror’s Edge.

Title: Youngbloods
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $ 26.99
Publication Date: March 2022
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760528270
For ages: 13+
Type: Young Adult Fiction

April 28, 2022 at 12:54PM Unknown