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Release Date
March 26, 2013
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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.

Editor reviews

Slide was a surprise hit for me last year and I have been looking forward to it's sequel, Impostor ever since!

What I loved: I love the pink cover and the style is consistent with Slide which is always a plus. There is very little gap between where Slide ends and where Impostor begins and the reader is given enough background information that this could really could be read as a stand alone. Plot twists and turns keep the pace moving and there are a few surprises thrown in to keep readers on their toes.

Vee struggles with trust issues and has to work through some things but she isn't alone. Her sister Mattie as well as a few people she doesn't see coming help her learn lessons about friendship, forgiveness and love. And then there's Rollins... *sighs*

Rollins gets lots of page time and in my review of Slide I said he was pretty much Vee's knight in shining black leather and jeans and he's all that and a bag of fries in Impostor! I don't want to say any more and risk spoilers but you'll see what I mean when you read it.

As with Slide, this ending was left in a way that allows for another book and as long as it included a particular lip-pierced, music-loving, leather jacket clad guy I'd read it. I'd read it anyway, but still. ;)

What left me wanting: Some of the background info from Slide felt a little repetitive at times.

Final Verdict: A mind-bending sequel that keeps you on your toes!
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Jen Reviewed by Jen February 14, 2013
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Good Sequel!

Slide was a surprise hit for me last year and I have been looking forward to it's sequel, Impostor ever since!

What I loved: I love the pink cover and the style is consistent with Slide which is always a plus. There is very little gap between where Slide ends and where Impostor begins and the reader is given enough background information that this could really could be read as a stand alone. Plot twists and turns keep the pace moving and there are a few surprises thrown in to keep readers on their toes.

Vee struggles with trust issues and has to work through some things but she isn't alone. Her sister Mattie as well as a few people she doesn't see coming help her learn lessons about friendship, forgiveness and love. And then there's Rollins... *sighs*

Rollins gets lots of page time and in my review of Slide I said he was pretty much Vee's knight in shining black leather and jeans and he's all that and a bag of fries in Impostor! I don't want to say any more and risk spoilers but you'll see what I mean when you read it.

As with Slide, this ending was left in a way that allows for another book and as long as it included a particular lip-pierced, music-loving, leather jacket clad guy I'd read it. I'd read it anyway, but still. ;)

What left me wanting: Some of the background info from Slide felt a little repetitive at times.

Final Verdict: A mind-bending sequel that keeps you on your toes!

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3.8
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3.5  (2)
Not as good as Slide. Still a decent book, and not the worst as far as second books go, but it definitely could have been better.
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Not as Good

Not as good as Slide. Still a decent book, and not the worst as far as second books go, but it definitely could have been better.

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(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins publishers and Netgalley.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Slide’ series, and kicks off 6 months after the end of ‘Slide’.
16-year-old Sylvia (Vee) is still having nightmares about the car crash that killed her boyfriend Zane 6 months ago, but now she’s got other problems to deal with.
Waking in the middle of the night to find herself driving a car, she veers off the road and crashes the car, only to realise that this isn’t a dream or a slide – it’s really happening. Flagging down a passing car, Vee realises to her horror that it’s a boy called Scotch, who tried to rape her at her prom the previous year, and he’s got her ex-best-friend comatose in the back of the car. Scotch offers her a ride but she refuses and instead flags down another car for a ride home.

The next day Scotch is spreading rumours at school – not only that he had sex with Samantha (the drunk girl in his car), but also that Vee came onto him! Because of this, Vee and Samantha come up with a plan for revenge, a plan that ends very badly for all concerned.
Worse though, Vee is still experiencing moments when someone else slides into her, her best friend Rollins seems to be ditching her for another girl, just when she’s started developing feelings for him, and her mother’s long-lost sister has also turned up on their doorstep for some unknown reason.
Is aunt Lydia the other slider? What really happened to Scotch at Lookout point? Does Rollins really have feelings for this other girl? And is aunt Lydia really here to ruin their lives?


I was hesitant to read this after reading ‘Slide’, but I had a review copy so I thought I would give it a go, and I’m really glad I did!

Vee is the same in this book, a bit naïve, and her logic is seriously lacking, but thankfully the story made up for that this time.
When Vee wakes up and realises that she crashed her father’s car ‘cause she was driving in the middle of the night when she knew she fell asleep in her room, she immediately thinks that someone must have ‘slid’ into her and caused her to do this. I have to say that for me this was a bit of a leap – she doesn’t even consider that maybe she was sleepwalking! Considering that she doesn’t know anyone else who can do what she does, and considering how long it took her to work out how to influence and control people while she has ‘slid’ inside of them, someone else sliding into her wouldn’t have been my first guess.

Anyway, the story picks up and we have mystery after mystery, we have twists and turns, we have several suspects for who the slider might be, and we even have another murder on our hands.
This time though the story was interesting, and it was gripping! The twists and turns were good, and I found myself desperate to know what would happen next! I loved how the story kept changing, and how many different pieces of the puzzle there were, and I also loved that we got a better romance this time too! Thankfully this one seemed to move a lot quicker too, nowhere near as much waffling in this one, and I steamed through it. I also didn’t guess at a lot of events in this book which was great!
Have to say that for anyone who is cautious about reading this one after ‘Slide’ this is much better, I’m even hoping that there will be another book in the series, especially after the revelations in this one!
Overall; a gripping mystery/ paranormal thriller.
7.5 out of 10.
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sarah elizabeth Reviewed by sarah elizabeth August 02, 2013
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Better than the first one.

(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins publishers and Netgalley.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Slide’ series, and kicks off 6 months after the end of ‘Slide’.
16-year-old Sylvia (Vee) is still having nightmares about the car crash that killed her boyfriend Zane 6 months ago, but now she’s got other problems to deal with.
Waking in the middle of the night to find herself driving a car, she veers off the road and crashes the car, only to realise that this isn’t a dream or a slide – it’s really happening. Flagging down a passing car, Vee realises to her horror that it’s a boy called Scotch, who tried to rape her at her prom the previous year, and he’s got her ex-best-friend comatose in the back of the car. Scotch offers her a ride but she refuses and instead flags down another car for a ride home.

The next day Scotch is spreading rumours at school – not only that he had sex with Samantha (the drunk girl in his car), but also that Vee came onto him! Because of this, Vee and Samantha come up with a plan for revenge, a plan that ends very badly for all concerned.
Worse though, Vee is still experiencing moments when someone else slides into her, her best friend Rollins seems to be ditching her for another girl, just when she’s started developing feelings for him, and her mother’s long-lost sister has also turned up on their doorstep for some unknown reason.
Is aunt Lydia the other slider? What really happened to Scotch at Lookout point? Does Rollins really have feelings for this other girl? And is aunt Lydia really here to ruin their lives?


I was hesitant to read this after reading ‘Slide’, but I had a review copy so I thought I would give it a go, and I’m really glad I did!

Vee is the same in this book, a bit naïve, and her logic is seriously lacking, but thankfully the story made up for that this time.
When Vee wakes up and realises that she crashed her father’s car ‘cause she was driving in the middle of the night when she knew she fell asleep in her room, she immediately thinks that someone must have ‘slid’ into her and caused her to do this. I have to say that for me this was a bit of a leap – she doesn’t even consider that maybe she was sleepwalking! Considering that she doesn’t know anyone else who can do what she does, and considering how long it took her to work out how to influence and control people while she has ‘slid’ inside of them, someone else sliding into her wouldn’t have been my first guess.

Anyway, the story picks up and we have mystery after mystery, we have twists and turns, we have several suspects for who the slider might be, and we even have another murder on our hands.
This time though the story was interesting, and it was gripping! The twists and turns were good, and I found myself desperate to know what would happen next! I loved how the story kept changing, and how many different pieces of the puzzle there were, and I also loved that we got a better romance this time too! Thankfully this one seemed to move a lot quicker too, nowhere near as much waffling in this one, and I steamed through it. I also didn’t guess at a lot of events in this book which was great!
Have to say that for anyone who is cautious about reading this one after ‘Slide’ this is much better, I’m even hoping that there will be another book in the series, especially after the revelations in this one!
Overall; a gripping mystery/ paranormal thriller.
7.5 out of 10.

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