Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Review ~ Slide by Jill Hathaway


Series and number: Slide #1
Number of pages: 259 pages
Edition: Kindle
Published: March 27th 2012 by Balzer + Bray (first published March 1st 2012)

Goodreads description:

Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth--her sister's friend Sophie didn't kill herself. She was murdered.

Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn't actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else's mind and experiences the world through that person's eyes. She's slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed "friend" when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie's slashed body.

Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can't bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting distant lately, especially now that she's been spending more time with Zane.

Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.

My review:

Rating: 4 stars
Date read: June 7-8, 2013
Where I got it: I bought it when it was on sale

Slide was a pretty intriguing read. The different pieces of the mystery had me constantly trying to figure out who the killer was. I had a hunch early on of who it would be (which was correct), but I’m so indecisive when it comes to these types of things. I’m always wary of everyone’s piece in the crime, and a lot of times, I keep switching my prime suspects. The mystery in this book had many great components and parts that all pieced together like a puzzle.

The other part that made the book great was the personal side—Vee's family. Throughout the ordeal with the solving the murders, Vee and her family were able to recover from events in the past and become much closer. The book was more about the family than solving the mystery or about Vee's ability to slide.

I've always been interested in concepts such as sliding, but I don’t see in many books that I read. I wasn't disappointed in how it played out in Slide, and I may further into the series. The nice thing about this book, though, is how it can stand alone, so I’m not left with a bunch of questions that can only be answered by reading the sequel.

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2 comments:

  1. Great review! The book sounds great. Following you on Bloglovin!:D

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  2. I tried reading this one but I got quite bored at it.. Now I don't really remember what it's about.. Great review anyways :)

    -Ariella @ Secrets of Lost Words

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