Review: Slide ( Slide #1) by Jill Hathaway

Slide by Jill Hathaway

  • Pub. Date: March 27, 2012
  • Publisher  Balzer + Bray
  • Pages: 256
  • Series: Slide #1

" 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.

First Line: I'm slumped at my desk, fighting to keep my eyes open. 

Review: I had a great time reading Slide. It held my attention and I really thought the ability of sliding into people’s minds was really interesting.

I liked Vee’s character she has pink hair and doesn't care what others think of her while also coming to her sisters side when she needed her the most. She was truly a great character whom I enjoyed reading about. As far as Vee’s ability of sliding is concerned she really had no control over her abilities until later on when she was slowly starting to figure it out and at times I felt so bad for her because I can only imagine what it would be like to have no control over yourself and be thrown into other people’s minds then learn things about them that you probably would never want to know. 

Another character I really was interested in learning more about was Rollins, his home life was so messed up but we never learn how or why. He was a mystery to me in many ways and someone who I would love to learn more about as the series continues.

Now as far as the mystery of the murders and who the killer was I kept bouncing around with Vee on that one, one moment I thought it was one person then the next someone else. I didn’t really figure out who the murderer was until the last few chapters of the book and I have to give a thumbs up to Hathaway for doing a good job with keeping up with the mystery aspect of the book.

Overall Slide was an entertaining read and a great start to a series which has a lot of potential.

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  1. I like the concept of this book, and I enjoyed reading your review. I've added "Slide" to my to-read list, and I'm off to look it up at my local library.

    1. Hope you find it and enjoy it as much as I did


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