Thursday, May 23, 2013

Impostor by Jill Hathaway [Review]

Impostor (Slide #2)4 out of 5 Robots!

Impostor by Marissa Meyer
Series: Slide #2
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Release: May 26, 2013
Hardcover: 278 Pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
What if a killer took control of you?

Vee Bell’s gift (or curse) of “sliding”—slipping into the mind of another person and experiencing life, briefly, through his or her eyes—has been somewhat under control since she unwillingly witnessed the horrific deaths of her classmates six months ago.

But just as things are getting back to normal, Vee has a very bizarre experience: she loses consciousness and finds herself in a deserted area, at the edge of a cliff, with the broken body of the boy who took advantage of her on the rocks below.

As Vee finds herself in stranger and stranger situations with no memory of getting there, she begins to suspect that someone she knows has the ability to slide—and that this “slider” is using Vee to exact revenge on his or her enemies
. (Courtesy of the Publisher)
Shannon's Thoughts:
I enjoyed the first book, Slide, pretty well.  I enjoyed Vee and I liked Jill Hathaway's take on her psychic abilities.  There were a lot of little inconsistencies, though, and the ending was pretty whackadoodle.  But I definitely enjoyed it enough to read the sequel, Impostor.  And I actually liked Impostor better!  I felt it was a lot more focused.  It really centers on Vee, her family, friends and love interest, Rollins.  Vee and her sister Mattie are closer than ever after the events of the first book.  I really enjoyed seeing their deepening relationship.  And speaking of deepening relationships, I also enjoyed the romantic tension between Rollins and Vee.  I appreciated that she didn't jump into a relationship with him after Zane's death, but you could definitely tell SOMETHING was there.  But as you know, the course to true love never did run smooth, so there are some obstacles that come up.  

In between all of this, Vee is finding that someone is sliding into her and taking over her body.  This obviously causes her a lot of concern.  And her long lost Aunt comes into town.  Vee throws her suspicion on her, but gets caught up in a I-Know-What-You-Did-Last-Summer situation.  But at least this ending is a smidge more plausible.  Or if not more plausible, it at least makes more sense.  Ok, how about it isn't completely whackadoodle?

All in all, these are quick and fun reads.  

Books in the series in the order they should be read:
1. Slide
2. Impostor

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