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Emotional Reader

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Slide - Jill Hathaway Overall 2.5 stars; the biggest shortcoming: a mediocre execution. I'd give it 3 stars for being a purely interesting concept that grabbed me for the first half of the book, but sadly all that interest and excitement waned, and turned into slight resentment, as the story proceeded to continue with plot developments that screamed "mayday, mayday, the pilot has loss control of the plane and...", yeah. This had so much potential; so MUCH! But in the end, I think Hathaway lost control of her story. The muscles that hold the body of a mystery together were just not present, or perhaps strong enough, to excel here. I think Vee summed up my feelings best when she said: "There was something so commercial about it, something contrived."That is essentially what my biggest issue with Slide, Jill Hathaway's debut novel, is; it's filled with too many contrived plot that ruins the mystery for me. The contrivances also find a way to ruin my sympathy for, and connection with, the protagonist, as she demonstrates some very questionable behavior to help plot points and the story to move along that seemed totally 180 for the person she was "supposed" to be. I took a lot of notes and have more to say to make this a more complete review, but I just wanted to express my initial thoughts after finishing. More thoroughness to come. People that may like this are those that enjoyed Holly Black Curse Workers Series. Even though I gave this a two+ Stars, I visited the author's page and there will be another addition to the series, and I'm intrigued enough to see if the next installment is a vast improvement. I hope so, because as I said, this has a lot of potential. I'm willing to give it another try at least. I would say you could take a chance on it maybe I'm being too hard on it, though I think I'm being fair and objective. Slide has an expected publication of, March 27th 2012