Variants Series

IMPOSTOR (Variants 1)

Optioned for TV by Warner Brothers!

X-Men meets The Zodiac Killer


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.

- coming May 28, 2013 from Razorbill/Penguin
You can buy it here and here!

And the audiobook produced by Listening Library (Random House) and read by Emily Rankin will be published May 28, 2013 as well.

Add it to your goodreads shelf!

What people are saying about Impostor:

"IMPOSTOR is one of those books that manages to walk the tricky line between fun and suspenseful. I was quickly lured into the covert world of Variants and the hunt for a brutal serial killer, but it was Tessa herself who ultimately won my heart. No matter what face she's wearing, Tessa is an endearing hero whose yearning for love and acceptance is one we can all relate to."
- Marissa Meyer, New York Times bestselling author of Cinder

"With its compelling mystery and intriguing characters, Susanne Winnacker's IMPOSTOR kept me reading late into the night. I really enjoyed it!"
- Jodi Meadows, author of Incarnate

"A thrilling whodunnit that kept me guessing until the very last pages."
- Amy Plum, International bestselling author of the Die for Me trilogy

“An unpredictable page turner with shades of terror reminiscent of a Stephen Kingnovel.” –VOYA *starred* review

“Fresh and inventive… the strongly-written mystery component takes center stage.” –BCCB

Impostor will also be published in:

France - Editions Laffont
Taiwan - Faces Publishing
Thailand - Jamsai
UK - Hodder Childrens Books January 2nd, 2014)
Italy - De Agostini

DEFECTOR (Variants 2)

Coming June 26, 2014 from Razorbill/Penguin

More soon!


katelyn thang said...


Stephanie Batten said...

Impostor was so good, I couldn't put it down. Can't wait for the second book to come out!

Ashley Borgella said...

I love this book. Cant wait for the next book :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Olivia Roberts said...

I just finished Impostor and I love it it is tied my favourite book with School for Good and Evil

Graceling said...

I Just finished this book... I love Impostor!!! In Italy the second book when it comes out?
Cant wait for the next book!!!

Jayda Hoang said...

Please tell me there is a third book, because just erasing her memories like that is not a way to end it, and its making me go crazy about what could happen next

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JEC0725 said...

The ending of Defector is confusing and doesn't make much sense. And I don't believe erasing her memories was right, I do personally believe your past(Bad or Good) shapes you into the perfect person. And I really hope there is a 3rd book. So many questions unanswered for me. Where and what happened to Devon? Will her memories be given back? What about Tessa's Mom and Uncle? What will the FEA do? And what will Alec do, will he stand on the sidelines or will he continue to fight? What about her family and their bonding? It wasn't a bad ending, it just needs to be added to, to answer many questions. And that is not half of my questions for the ending. But great series, finished it in 5 days!

Hannah Thompson said...

I agree, but I reckon that it is what will shape the story of the next one. If she doesn't remember Alec a and he finds her, what will happen. (BTW I am TOTALLY team Devon after the second!)

Spik spak said...

Will there be a 3rd???

Rebecca Aliberti said...

my question is : when is the tv series beginning ?
I haven't found the information yet...

Brenda Zhao said...

REALLY REALLY WANT A 3rd BOOK! Defector had a sweet ending but there were so many unanswered questions! LOVE the series.

Chloe Howgate said...

I love imposter and defector! I need there to be a third book though. I agree with everyone else, there are so many questions left unsolved! I was so surprised when defector ended, it felt like there needed to be more! Can Tessa trust abel and Zach? What about her uncle? What happens to Devon? And Alec? What does she do with Abel s army? Please write another! Also I am slightly confused about the TV series thing. Is there actually going to be one? I would love it if there is!

Reading addict said...

Finished impostor and defector in two days. It was superb! Awesome read. Can't wait for the third book. There has to be a third book.

Unknown said...

Please tell me your making a third because it got left on a huge cliff hanger

Unknown said...

I have read the 2 books about 5 times each and I am really waited for the 3rd! I want to know what happens next. Favorite book series!

Kiara said...

It took me two days to read both books, I couldn't put them down and I really hope there is a third one. I really hope the third one is about saving Devon and her uncle but with problems such as Alec trying to stop her and still saying he loves her

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Clara Barthrop said...

I LOVE THIS BOOK. There must be a third book. So many questions. So curious about whether Devon escaped from the FEA and whether Devon and Tess get together. PLEASE LET THERE BE A THIRD BOOK.

Unknown said...

I really hope Suzanne finishes the series! I love this story line its so intriguing and not enough books capture such an interesting concept!! I been waiting years for the third book and check occasionally to see if it came out yet.

Lexi said...

Third book, please!