Author: Jill Hathaway
Published: Balzer + Bray, 27 March 2012
Series: Book 1, Slide
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 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. (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: I started reading Slide and was really excited because it sounded so amazing. I found it to be really easy to read, I started Slide and the next thing I knew I was 50 pages in and still going strong. I think that’s one thing that was really good about Slide. There was a lot going on and it was really easy to just keep reading. I managed to read Slide in an hour it was that good.
I have to say however, that I felt like there was something missing. Like, at the end when certain things had happened and everything was starting to wrap up, I felt like Sylvia didn’t think about it the same way that I did. If I was in her shoes I wouldn’t be feeling the way about a certain character as she did; I’d be questioning their entire motives.
As far as the slide aspect of the story I really enjoyed it but I would’ve liked it if things had been developed a little more to do with Vee’s mother. Maybe there’ll be more books later on and this will explain it? I still found the sliding to be really interesting and it was interesting to see what she saw when she had been sliding.
As an avid mystery lover I really liked the mystery in this book. I guessed who was behind it but I didn’t know why. However, there were a couple of pieces of the puzzle I didn’t fit together so that was really awesome.
Overall, I really enjoyed Slide and thought it was an awesome debut. It had mystery, it had a twist element which in this case was the sliding and it was just a really good read. Fans of mystery would enjoy this one.