Imposter by Jill Hathaway
Published: April 26th, 2013 (HarperCollins Children's)
Source: for review
Series: Slide, #2
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Note: this is not the first book in a series, and can therefore contain (minor) spoilers for the previous book(s) in the series. Reading of this review is at your own risk.
Be afraid of your shadow...Vee Bell has witnessed murder. She nearly died trying to track down the killer, all because of her secret condition. She'd tell her best friend Rollins but lately he seems more interested in his colleague Anna than her. Maybe she should confide in her long-lost aunt who's turned up out of the blue? All of a sudden life is happening in reverse: Vee is waking up in weird places not knowing what she's done. The only thing she's sure of is that someone is messing with her. And when a prank goes horribly wrong, this time the hands with blood on them might be hers.
When I got Imposter in the mail I did a little happy dance. I read Slide all the way back in 2011 because I was lucky enough to read an early copy. I really enjoyed it and when I heard there would be a sequel I knew I needed to read it.
Vee is able to ‘slide’ into other people when she touches an object that has an emotional imprint from someone. But when she notices someone starts sliding into her, she starts to worry. There are more people like her? Who could it be? When it looks like that someone could have murdered someone while he or she was in Vee’s body, she is determined to find out who did it.
While it wasn’t as awesome as I thought Slide was when I finished, the book makes for an excellent and easy read that I breezed through in one sitting. The only thing I had a problem with were the scenes with Vee and Rollins. They were so sappy and uncomfortable that they were hard to read. I don’t understand why; while I read Slide I didn’t have such a problem. There was a little tension there and sure, you felt that, but there wasn’t anything making the reader uncomfortable. It took away some of my enjoyment and that was a shame, because I really liked the rest of the story.
The writing was easy to read and I thought the storyline was well thought out with plenty of opportunity for the reader to speculate about the who would be behind it and I loved that. While the story was a little predictable at times, that didn't hold me back from flipping the pages.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading this. I wouldn’t say it’s necessary to read Slide before you read Imposter, but it will help you understand Vee’s talent.