Welcome to the Slipstream Review

Title: Welcome to the Slipstream
Author: Natalka Burian
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: 26 June 2017
Source: Smith Publicity
Format: E-book
Pages: 241
Rating: 3.25 Stars
Reading Timeline: 16 September 2017 - 18 September 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

With her mother, brilliant businesswoman with fragile mental health, Van arrives in Las Vegas at the Silver Saddle Casino, where Alex, a college student, is assigned to 'babysit' her. Van is used to having to land on her feet, because her mother and her surrogate grandmother move from city to city all the time like corporate vagabonds, but Alex introduces Can, a talented musician, to a group where her guitar skills may shine. But just as she's about to play her first gig, her mother is lured in by a con artist promising a vision quest in Arizona, and Van must go on the road to find and save her mom.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I was sent this book by Smith Publicity. I had seen this book here and there. So when I was asked if I wanted to review this book I just had to jump at the opportunity. The synopsis may be a little weird  and doesn't give a too much away but I cannot wait to jump into this book.

Thank you so much to Smith Publicity for providing me with a copy of this book! Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book had a really nice flow. I found myself flying through the book even though I was reading on my laptop. I really enjoyed some of the dialogue but sometimes it felt like the author was trying way too hard to add in imagery or produce quotable quotes. What I mean by this is that she would insert a descriptive word to dress up the sentence when it wasn't necessary.

Plot Thoughts:

Whilst the synopsis is confusing and doesn't give toon much away, the plot was really good. It did take a while to get going but when everything was set up and the characters were ready to move forward, it was quite an interesting plot. It took a while to start but I found that I really enjoyed myself whilst see how everything unfolded.

Character Thoughts:

It was so interesting to read about these characters because although they seem bizarre, they often represented people in my life. It was great to see how real life transferred onto the page.

I know we are all critical of our parents and the just the people that surround us, but I felt as though the main character was just a bit too harsh on her mom sometimes. I felt like she over evaluated her mother and treated her like a toddler who was still learning the basics.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I thought the writing had a nice pace, the plot was interesting and the characters were real life transferred onto the page. Thank you so much to Smith Publicity for providing me with a copy of this book!

Yours in Reading,



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