Thursday, March 15, 2012

Slide Review (ARC)

TITLE: Slide
AUTHOR: Jill Hathaway
PUBLISHER: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)
PAGES: 256
BACK COVER 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 slide 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 fine a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: This was a pretty good book. The first chapter really sucked me in and got me interested in the story. As the story got closer to the end, the excitement kind of dropped off for me, but the book still held my attention. The ending was sweet and satisfying.

CHARACTERS: None of the characters in particular jumped out at me as being extraordinary, but there weren't any that I disliked either. They all seemed to be typical, average people, which made it easier to relate to everyone.

COVER: The cover is okay, not the greatest, but I like the color.

*I received this from Amazon Vine for Review

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed the idea of this tale. glad you enjoyed it too.


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