Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Review: Slide by Jill Hathaway

Author: Jill Hathaway
Publisher: Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins 
Release Date: March  27th 2012
Author Website 
Available for Order: Amazon|Barnes and Noble
Source: Arc from  egalley 

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.

My Take:

Being able to slide into people isn't all fun and games especially when you witness the one thing everyone send you away for. You witness a murder, for Vee sliding isn't all that hard to do grab something with someone's imprint and than she is able to slide. Ever since she was little she has been able to slide into people and she hates the feeling after words, what stinks is not being able to pull yourself out and having no mobility at all, its like your riding in the backseat and unable to complain about it. Her gift though is useful, she is able to see when a teacher a sudden drink when they are not supposed to and also the worst thing was when she saw her own body being dragged off into the locker room through the eyes of her best friend. Yup having this gift sometimes sucks, especially when she witnessed a murder, the one thing is though she has no idea whose eyes she was seeing out of. If she goes to the police they will want to know how she got her information and the last time she said something she was sent straight to a therapist. While everyone thinks Sophie killed herself, Vee knows the truth its just telling people is hard to do. 

When another student is found dead, Vee has to try and figure out who is actually behind this and why target them. The only clue she has is a date left outside her front door which of course triggered her to slide, and since a new cute guy is paying more attention to her, she is also being out of touch with her best friend. With the clock ticking away Vee has to stop the killer because she believes her sister is next on the killer's list. With a gift of being able to slide Vee has to count on her instincts and come to grips that not everything is what it seems.

This was a wonderful roller coaster of a story, Vee pulled me in like I was sliding along with and of course her gift came in handy. Seeing all the events unfold I couldn't believe the ending and of course Vee is alot tougher than she thinks, her instincts are the key to helping her figure out being able to slide and not let the sliding take over her life. Plus when it comes down to her family is the greatest thing in her life and even though she can slide it helps to know the answers everyone else needs to know, even when they are the answers she wasn't searching for. I really loved this and I am so looking forward to the next one. I wish I can slide so that I knew what was coming for Vee. Because knowledge is key to everything that everyone holds onto, but when its out the truth will only set free those wanting to understand what they are searching for.

5/5 stars 

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1 comment:

  1. I still need to read this, it's been sitting on my TBR for a while. Great review.


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