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."
Published March 26th 2013 by Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins.
During day two of Bout of Books, I met my goals for that point. On Monday, I finished Onyx (click that link for my review) by Jennifer Armentrout, and on Tuesday, I started and finished Impostor by Jill Hathaway. YAY! Tomorrow, I plan to start and finish Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan.
This was a difficult book to rate. I wanted to rate it 3.5 stars, but it wasn't really worse than Slide, and I gave that 4 stars. Maybe it was because the premise was no longer new to me (the ability to slip into someone's mind by touching a personal item of that person's)? I do think the story line was a bit better, because it wasn't so ridiculous (as in the answer to the big mystery). The only thing was that it was predictable and many things were contrived and soap-operaish. The character development was OK, but flimsier than other books.
I did read the book within a 4 hour chunk of time though, so it was very easy and fun to read, like the first book in the series. Definitely easier and engaging than other 4 star books I have read. The premise is still fun, since it's the author's original creation. It doesn't really get old when Vee slips into people's bodies. I love when she controls them, like when she made Scotch tell his buddies about his love for the Golden Girls and how those women turn him on. It's also fun how she can slip into someone's mind at will, so that she can see what the person is up to.
In this book we meet more people with Vee's ability, and we get the correct name for it! Vee also gets a new love interest, who isn't that new, because he was in the last book too. All I can say is... finally.
Since this is a fun, quick read, I still think that those who liked the first book should give this one a shot. Just don't expect a well-written masterpiece.