Monday, February 20, 2012

Slide by Jill Hathaway

Genre:  YA Paranormal Mystery
Slide Series, Book 1

Description (taken from Jill Hathaway's website):
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.

Classic murder mystery with an added paranormal piece.  And the sliding into other people?  Totally interesting ability.  But it reminds me of another book out there; can you guess which one?  It reminds me of Wake by Lisa McMann.

Sylvia tries to piece together what's going on based on what she's seen with her ability.  It's a classic who-done-it book.  However, once teens started dying left and right, it got a little out there for me.  The book does a good job giving you different puzzle pieces throughout the book that eventually fit together nicely at the end.

I liked this bok more than I liked Wake.  And it's probably because it was written in the first person.  If you liked Wake, then I think you'll like this book.  If you like paranormal mystery books that have a good plot, then you should give this one a try.

A special shout out goes to the DAC ARC Tours for letting me participate in this ARC tour.

Challenges:  Debut Author Challenge and Young Adult Reading Challenge


  1. Interesting. I may try this book eventually, but it's not at the top of my to-read list.

    Nice review. :)

    Nerd Girls at Books to the Sky

  2. Thanks for the review on this! I've been wanting to read this for a while. Hope I will get a chance to read it. I love paranormal and mystery!


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