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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Slide By Jill Hathaway Book Review

Slide (Slide, #1)

Slide By Jill Hathaway

Date Published: March 27, 2012 by Balzer and Bray for HarperCollins
Page Numbers: 250 pages
Format: Hardback
Source: Library
Cover Love: Woooaaahh, so pretty. So pretty. 

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 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.

My Thoughts: I let my thoughts on the cover get ahead of me and I was like: OOOOHHHH, pretty. Then I started reading it and was like:


What the fuck? I liked the premise of sliding into other people, such as astral projection, that's the part that really interested me. But the whole murder plot line was a little cheesy.

The writing just wasn't for me, scratch that, the whole book wasn't for me. 

The beginning of the book was really good, I mean really good, but as it got on, it felt too scripted, things were going to well and its A BOOK ABOUT MURDER! I mean, come on. It was predictable, I knew what was going to happen way before the book ended.

And another thing, I know that murder mysteries give you little hints, but the book really spoiled who did it before it ended. But I finished the book, that says something. I let my lust for the cover lead me into having high expectations and I was freaking dropped on the ground, it isn't terrible, just not for me.

Zane's whole being in this book annoyed me as well, I just wanted to punch him out of the book, he was annoying. Very. And the ending left me wanting to know what happened, but I was a tad upset, that it ended like that. 

I am a lover of detective, who did it novels, but this let me down. Such disappointment.

Happy Readings,

1 comment:

  1. I didn't love or hate this one. I think everything that was coming was expected and that was my biggest problem with it. I also wish there were more of Rollins featured in the story.

    - Jessica @ Book Sake


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