Tuesday 24 July 2012

My review of Slide

Slide (Slide #1) by Jill Hathaway
Release Date: March 1, 2012 (UK), March 27, 2012 (US)
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SlideVee 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.

Slide is a gripping mystery which will keep you guessing until the end. Thrilling, creepy and exciting, definitely pick up this short read if your in the mood to solve a puzzle.

Vee Bell is able to "slide" into people and see everything through their eyes. She's slid into her sister, her teacher, her friends but Vee never thought she'd slide and watch her friend dying on the floor. Vee is desperate to find out who the killer is and what she has to do to stop them. 

Vee wants to share her sliding secret with her best friend, Rollins, but she knows he'll think that she is crazy. Rollins and Vee are drifting further apart, especially now that she's spending more time with Zane. Vee must find the killer before he/she strikes again.

Slide was an extremely interesting read, I couldn't put it down! I enjoyed reading about this big killer mystery that needs to be solved by a girl with a cool ability. Vee was an intriguing character, she made stupid decisions at times and her lack of enthusiasm did not impress me.

I did, however, enjoy the twist at the end. I didn't expect it AT ALL! Hathaway had me guessing time and time again through out the book but in the end my guesses were completely wrong. 

I would have liked an explanation for why can Vee slide into other people. Why is this happening to her? How did she get this ability? There's so many questions that have been left unanswered, so I really hope all will be solved in the sequel, Impostor.

I would recommend this book to people who don't like to read long books and would like a book that will hold their attention. I'm very interested to see how the sequel ties in with Slide.


  1. I finished Slide a couple of weeks ago, and I really enjoyed it. It took me a chapter or two to get completely sucked in, but when I did I was all in. I think Slide was a great read, and I can't wait to see how the story continues in book 2! I also like that, while the ending left room for another book, it wasn't a flippin hangover. WooHoo! Thanks for your review.

  2. This has definitely been on my radar and I am glad you enjoyed it even with the remaining questions. It is interesting the different covers I have seen, I do not think this one is my favorite :)

  3. Ok so, I am totally missing out here. This is the second time I've heard about this book this week. I think its a sign for me to get it because it sounds very interesting and I do love a mystery. Thanks for sharing your review.

  4. This book reminds me of Perception by Kim Harrington and I like that book. :) That cover is really creepy though *shudders*.

  5. I read Slide a few weeks ago, and although I did enjoy it, I can't count it as one of my favourites. Nevertheless, I'm glad that you enjoyed it, too!

  6. I haven't read Slide yet but it looks good..kinda creepy though! ;) x Great review.

  7. wow, the cover of this book is really eye-catching and grabs your attention instantly! I love mystery's from crime novels to suspence, and this sounds like a fantastic read. Thank you for a most interesting review of the book.

  8. I have this book but have not had a chance to read it yet. Great review and so glad you like it :)