Monday, March 25, 2013

Brad About Books: Impostor by Jill Hathaway

Read from February 2 to 3, 2013
Expected Publication Date: March 26, 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (Harper)
Format: ARC
Page Count: 278 pages
Source: Borrowed
Series: Slide, #2

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.

Impostor is an electrifying sequel to an excellently crafted murder mystery. While I had some problems with this sequel, I still caught myself enjoying the story.

I'll go ahead and dive straight into some parts I had issues with in Impostor. The storyline wasn't as intriguing as the sequel, Slide, and I caught myself wondering why some bits of the book were thrown in. The beginning was confusing, but luckily, the problem of another "slider" in town saved the novel for me. I loved getting to see another side of Vee and the issues she faces, and in Impostor, she grew stronger and better.

And the characters were overall great. I thought that there were quite a few annoying characters in Slide, but that's not the case in Impostor. They all grew a backbone and became fiercer, which I appreciated a lot. And the writing style felt like I was emerged into this world. Jill Hathaway put a spin on the words that made me flip through these pages so quickly.

And, with any murder mystery, I read this so fast. I was dying to know what would happen to Vee and the gang, and when a shocking secret was revealed at the end, my mouth fell open. And it was superb! 

Overall, Impostor didn't match my feelings as Slide did, but that doesn't mean it's not a good book. Jill Hathaway has created another gripping and stunning murder mystery!



  1. Loved Slide, so I'm glad to hear this one was good! Excellent review.

  2. so excited for this one to come out!


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