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Review: ‘Slide’ by Jill Hathaway

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘Slide’ by Jill HathawaySlide by Jill Hathaway
Series: lide #1
Published by Balzer + Bray on March 27th, 2012
Genres: Love & Romance, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult
Pages: 256
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
four-stars
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.

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review

Sylvia isn’t your normal high school girl. She’s a narcoleptic, but not only does she have no control sleeping, she slides into a person when there’s a strong imprint attached to an item. Kind of creepy if you think about it, but she has no control over it.

No one knows that she slides into people’s lives, not even her best friend Rollins. Then one Friday night alone, she slides into a body of someone murdering her sister’s best friend Sophie. The killer places a note making it seem Sophie killed herself. Sylvia is the only witness to this murder and she can’t tell anyone about it.

I really enjoyed this book. It’s such a fast paced read, that I read it in one sitting. The concept is unique and the mystery evolving kept me flipping the pages.

Obviously I can’t stand the high school cliques of cheerleaders terrorizing their fellow students just because they’re different, but what can you do? I’ve always hated seeing the weak get bullied and I love that Sylvia was one to stand up for herself. I also like re fact that she has pink hair. Her reason to dye it was definitely plausible.


quotes

Death is always there, whispering in your ear. It’s in the spaces between your fingers. In your memories. In everything you think and say and feel and wish. It’s always there. (23)
I am tired of running away from who I am. I’m ready to embrace all of me, good or bad. (185)

rating

4/5

four-stars

2 Comments

  1. Deborah Ann

    September 14, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    i have been debating on reading this. I read an exerpt and was intrigued.. I might actually read it now that since you gave it 4 stars!

  2. Cali W.

    July 11, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Great review! I thought this book was really interesting and I like the characters. I wonder if there will be a sequel. <3

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