Monday, May 13, 2013

Slide by Jill Hathaway [Review]

Slide (Slide, #1)4 out of 5 Robots!
   

Slide by Jill Hathaway
Series: Slide #1
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Release: March 27, 2012
Hardcover: 250 Pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
My Copy: Netgalley
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon


Book Summary:
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.
(Courtesy of the Publisher)
 
Shannon's Thoughts:

The thing I like about paranormal books that center on people with psychic abilities is the vast array of different possibilities.  This is a fairly unique take on a psychometry, where Vee “slides” into person’s body after touching an object they “imprinted” on.  She becomes a silent observer in whatever is happening with that person at the moment.  Vee ends up sliding into her sister’s friend’s murder.  Everyone thinks this friend committed suicide, but Vee knows differently.  She just has no way of convincing people.  


Slide is best enjoyed if you don’t take it too seriously.  There are a few plot holes and things that don’t quite add up.  The ending is really flimsy (it really makes NO sense).  I had a really hard time keeping Vee’s sister and her friends apart.  There is some really cliched high school melodrama.  But for all of that, I actually really enjoyed it.  Vee’s relationships were really the heart of the book.  I enjoyed Vee’s sarcastic personality, but loved it when she showed how much she cares for the people in life.  I am definitely looking forward to reading the sequel.


Books in the series in the order they should be read:
1. Slide
2. Imposter

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