Saturday, July 28, 2012

Slide - Jill Hathaway

Title: Slide
Author: Jill Hathaway
Release Date: March 27th, 2012, Hardcover
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)
Group: Young Adult Literature
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 off lately, more distant, 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.
I really enjoyed Slide. It was a super quick read and had a lot of great mystery. I loved the idea of "sliding" that Vee had. It was unique and not something that you read often about in Young Adult literature. The main character Vee is easily relatable. She is one of those main characters that you just get along with. I could see Vee and I being friends in real life. I also loved her pink hair and her crazy obsession with 90s rock music! The other characters are great too. I enjoyed her best friend, Rollins. You could easily predict what would happen between the two of them, but it didn't bother me that bad. I am excited for the next book to see what will happen between them.

The writing is unique and sometimes chilling. I had no idea who the murderer was at all and totally didn't see it coming. I felt like it was a little farfetched, but I still enjoyed it. We also have quite a few suspects as we wonder who is the actual murderer and I thought it was this one guy, but I was totally wrong and I loved it. I liked how Jill Hathaway didn't make it easy to guess.

I am so excited for the next book! This was a great debut author book for my challenge. One of my favorites so far this year! I recommend it if you are looking for a great mysterious quick read!


1 comment:

  1. Great review Olivia! Loved Slide also!

    Here's my review-

    Patrick @ The Bookshelves


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