Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Slide by Jill Hathaway
Author: Jill Hathaway
# of Pages: 186 (Ebook)
Challenges: 2012 Ebook Challenge
Rating: 4 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 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.
My Thoughts: What a fantastic book! I am a huge fan of mysteries and this book did not disappoint. Vee is very unique with her pink hair and her ability to "slide" into other people. Rollins and Zane are both great characters, though I do like Rollins a bit more than Zane. I liked the fast pace of the story, and I absolutely loved the ending.
The mystery, the awesome characters, and a little romance make this a great read. And I was very happy to hear that there is going to be a sequel!