Review: Impostor Syndrome by Mishell Baker

March 26, 2018
Review: Impostor Syndrome by Mishell BakerImpostor Syndrome (The Arcadia Project, #3) by Mishell Baker
Series: The Arcadia Project #3
Published by Saga Press on March 13th 2018
Genres: Urban/Contemporary Fantasy
Pages: 480
Our reviews of this author: Borderline, Phantom Pains
Format: eARC

Thanks to Saga Press for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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In Impostor Syndrome, the excitement continues as a stark division is raised between both of the Fey courts as well as the London versus Los Angeles Arcadia Project offices. Millie is set to protect those she cares for, as well as the Arcadia Project as a whole, against all of the upheaval caused by the warring factions.

I continue to really enjoy this series. I love Millie and her personality. She’s not perfect, she has some extra challenges in life, and I just love her attitude and sense of humor that she exhibits whenever she has struggles. It helps to keep things from getting too grim or dark. Another thing I like seeing is that the relationships just feel real. The Arcadia Project seems to be full of slightly dysfunctional characters, and as they each face their own challenges, they don’t always get along with one another. (which is completely natural and understandable), but despite this, when it comes down to it, they do all care for each other. So while Millie and her partner Tjuan may not always seem to mesh well personality wise, they have each others backs completely.

So when Tjuan has been framed for murder, Millie feels a personal drive to to figure out not just how he was framed, but also by who. And then do whatever she can to help save him. The book has some serious heist action, drama and action. And for fans of the magical side of the story, you have more to look forward as well since this book revealed even more of the fey world and all of that magic it brings to the series.

As much as I still enjoyed this, I have to admit, it was not my favorite of the books in this series and I think it is because Millie struggled a bit more in terms of her mental illness. One thing I commented on with both the other books in the series is that her disabilities were not what the books were about, just additional obstacles for her to overcome and handle every day. They are a part of her and therefor a part of the story, but they were never the actual story. With this one, they are still not the story, however, since Millie struggles more, they do get more focus and the become a larger part of the book.  Or at least if felt that way to me and the book seemed to be approaching the tipping point at times for me.

Overall, this is another fun and exciting installment in the series and offers up a very unique and diverse cast that gives readers something entirely unlike any other series I’ve read. Obviously I still highly recommend the series.

Lisa Taylor
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Wrap Up

  • 8/10

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