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March 26, 2012

Review: Slide by Jill Hathaway - Farah

Title: Slide (Slide #1)
Author: Jill Hathaway

Publication date: March 27th, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins: Balzer + Bray
Challenges: TBR challenge, A-Z Title, Debut 
Genre(s): Young Adult (Paranormal, Mystery)
Source: Publisher
Format: ARC
Pages: 256
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. 
As I started reading SLIDE, I never expected to slide into a book full of a surprising and captivating storyline. SLIDE was definitely one of my most anticipated books of 2012, and I was so glad to get my hands on it. Jill Hathaway's writing was fun, and the flow of the book was good. I never felt bored, and always wanted to turn to the next page.
The main protagonist, Sylvia, known as Vee, has a special power. She slides into people when she passes out, and when she does, she see's the world through that person's eyes. One day, Vee slides into a person, and that person was holding a knife, standing over Sophie's dead body. Vee witnesses a murder. While everyone believed it's a suicide, Vee was determined to find out the killer. Vee is definitely one of my favorite protagonists. She's very unique, especially with her pink hair. Vee and her best friend, Rollins have officially occupied a place in my heart. I just love Rollins; He's awesome, and I loved how Jill protrayed their friendship. It felt realistic to me, where they had their fair share of fights and misunderstandings.
I love mystery novels, and one thing I look for in one is for it to surprise me, and SLIDE did a great job at that! I never expected the killer to be who it turned out to be, causing an induced mental slap but at the same time a huge smile on my face with how the book ended. Overall, I really enjoyed reading SLIDE. I especially loved the epilogue, and I just can't wait to get my hands on the next book of the SLIDE series! It is a mystery novel with a touch of paranormal that kept me hooked till the end! 
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  1. This was a 4-star read for me as well. I really liked it. Rollins was my fave too. I want a friend like that :)

    JJ @ JJiReads ♥ Book reviews and more from an e-book lover

    1. Glad you liked it as well! and True.. its really hard to find awesome friends nowadays!

  2. Sorry to tell you, it is not a series. And I'll say it again, BEST EPILOGUE EVER! haha That is all! You are so right about Rollins and Vee's relationship. Sooo realistic! I fight from time to time with my guy friends. It felt very true to life! So glad you enjoyed it! :)

    1. GAH!!!! Thanks for pointing that out! Now ANOTHER book to add to my TBR! lol

    2. LOOL i knoww!! *squeals* hehehehe

  3. I agree, I totally love this book! Can't wait to find out who the killer is!!! But i don't like Rollins >:(

    1. U already found out who the killer was.. lol.. and noo i LOVE rollins!! <3

  4. I've had this on my kindle for a while, I really need to get to it! I'm even more excited to read this now that I've read your review! It sounds like fun! I love mystery novels, I hope that I'll be surprised with the killer at the end!

    Great Review!
    Nomalicious Reads

  5. I really enjoyed this one. I thought it was a cool mystery book that also tackled some teen issues at the same time. I really liked Rollins as well he was a great guy and I'm happy where things ended. I didn't know there was going to be another book in this series so that is cool to learn!

    Thanks for the great review.

  6. Great review Farah, I actually was suspecting the killer from the start, It was the "convenient" choice I found. I still enjoyed it though I love mysteries. I thought her power was very original too it was interesting. Wonderful review dollface! <3

  7. Great review. People have been raving about this book. I love it when I'm totally shocked by the villain at the end of a mystery.

  8. I can't wait to get to Slide. Great review, Farah.
    - FABR Steph