In this sequel to 2012’s Slide, Vee suspects that someone is sliding into her own mind, instead of the other way around.
Vee has the ability to “slide” into other people’s minds and take over their speech and actions. However, she has been having blackouts herself, some leading to near-fatal consequences. Vee and former best friend Samantha patch things up after Samantha learns that Scotch, the boy who menaced Vee in the earlier book, has been spreading rumors about her, and they concoct a plan to retaliate. Everything goes wrong when Scotch falls off a cliff after yet another blackout. Vee doesn’t know how Scotch fell, and the girls must hide their involvement in the incident. After a murder occurs, matters become even more serious, and Vee doesn’t know whom to trust. Even as all this plays out, Vee realizes she wants to get romantic with friend Rollins, who doesn’t seem to reciprocate, and Vee’s long-lost aunt shows up and seems to be taking her mother’s place in their home. Vee’s on-again, off-again romance with Rollins adds some spice and uncertainty, but the major story here surrounds the mystery of who is sliding into Vee. Suspects abound. Hathaway manages to juggle a lot: Family matters, friendship and romance mix with the paranormal elements and the mystery.
Hits the right buttons for mystery and paranormal lovers. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)