6 March 2012

Book Review: Slide (Slide #1)

Slide (Slide #1) by Jill Hathaway

Format: Paperback (arc)
Publisher: Harper Collins UK
Published: 1st March 2012
Pages: 250
Main Characters: Sylvia (Vee), Rollins, Zane
Date Started: 3rd March 2012
Date Finished: 5th March 2012
Rating Given: ***

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.

I received this from a swap as I had wanted to read it for a while now as I had heard so many great things about it and yes it was a good book but I wouldn't say it's great.

This is a book about Vee a girl who slide's into other peoples bodies and sees what they are seeing or in Vee's case what they have done.

I loved the concept of this book as it was like a murder mystery which I have found that I like a bit of that in my books and this was no exception, it was very thrilling at times, it was just that sometimes it wasn't so thrilling. I was kept guessing all the way through the book as to who was the murderer or if there wasn't one which I liked as I like to guess myself and I did kind of guess something was up with the person that was helping/doing it I never guessed that it would be them actually doing this.

The beginning was straight in there telling us about what happens to Vee when she Slides which I like because some books can take awhile before they let us into anything. Although I liked that it went straight into the story I did find it quite confusing to start with and it was only when I got further into the book that I could start to understand everything that was going on.

Once we learn about what Vee can do we then go straight into the deaths of the cheerleaders which was when I really got into the book. We also learn of the dark past of Vee which you would never expect but nothing was really talked about this particular part at the end and I was quite angry at that as at that point I thought this was a stand alone novel but I have found that it is part of a series which I am really glad about as not only this part needs clearing up but there was a few things that was left unsaid and the ending did feel more like a cliff hanger than an ending.

I liked Vee's character she seems like a strong female character that has been dealt a lot in her life already and the way she deals with it is a great test of character. I loved to see her relationship between her and her farther/sister/friends/ex-friends as it shows she is not perfect like other characters in other books make out she just seems more real.

Rollins I wasn't quite sure about as he did have a lot of skeletons in his closet but I guess they where there for a reason but I am glad that we found out what they where I was just not happy in the way they was exposed.

Overall not a bad start to what I think could be a great series and I am looking forward to what is thrown Vee's way next.

1 comment:

  1. It qounds very good .. but I'm not sure that would be something I would enjoy to be honest !! Thank you so much for this great review Kate :)