Book Review & Giveaway : Slide by Jill Hathaway

Posted 13 February, 2012 by Danny in Blog, Danny, Danny's Book Review, Giveaways, Uncategorized / 63 Comments


Book I in the Slide  series
Genre: YA, Mystery, Suspense parnormal aspects
Publication: March 27th 2012 by Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins
copy received from author & publisher
Synopsis from goodreads

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.

As soon as I got my  hands on Slide , thanks to Jill and the awesome peeps from Harper, I had to start reading – the premise sounded awesome, part “The Body Finder” part “Wake” series which I loved both!

Mix Mystery, Suspense with Romance and a hind of paranormal – shake it and you get “Slide”

I loved the mix of different genres here which all seem to wave effortless together. Vee our main character can Slide into other people and then she sees and feels what they are seeing at this very moment. Then, one day she sees through the eyes of a murderer – a murderer that kills her friends! But, whom can she trust with something like this?

Vee  – a wonderful character but Rollins and Zane rocked

I did love Vee instantly. She seemed a little troubled and definitely had some issues. But, who wouldn’t with an absent mother and her Slide condition about which she has no on to talk to! Then, there are the secondary character like her best friend Rollins who was just plain awesome! Fast, one gets the impression that there might be more than just BFF’s here. Also, Rollins definitely is hiding something and it made me turn the pages faster and faster, desperately wanting to find out what’s going on with Rollins. Then, there is Zane the new boy and Vee instantly falls for him, much to Rollins displeasure of course. Both boys were awesome and easy to let into your heart!

A mystery that won’t let you put Slide down and keeps you guessing, and scared!

I loved the mystery behind the murder, we only see glimpses when Vee suddenly slides into the murder. One part of Vee’s sliding should be mentioned now: she only slides when she touches something the other person had touched! So, Vee apparently knows the murder which just added to the incredible suspense factor! I was scared along with Vee to figure out the reasons and the truth behind the killings!

Bottom Line

Slide was a thrilling and gripping ride. The mystery was suspenseful and the paranormal aspect great! With the addition of a sweet romance it was perfectly up my alley! Normally, I don’t like comparing – but Slide had everything I liked about The Wake series by Lisa McMann and The Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting. If you loved those books than you should pick up Slide!
And, because I love spreading the word – I have a copy for you to grab! Fill out the Rafflecopter and leave a comment and answer the following questions:
Would you like to be able to slide into other people and get to know their deepest secrets?

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Random Notes and Additional Info: Book II is called Impostor and is scheduled for next year March.. Again a whole year of waiting.. Also, this is one of the books which I desperately wanted to read because I found Jill’s Blog a year ago! We share a love for World of Warcraft and I was incredible excited when I got a copy and also loved her book so much! You should follow her blog and  twitter! And don’t forget to watch this awesome Book Trailer!! Love it!

Much Love,
Obsessive Reader by Night – Scientist at Day!
You can also find me on goodreads. I’d love to get to know you so, don’t be shy and say Hello!

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63 Responses to “Book Review & Giveaway : Slide by Jill Hathaway”

  1. andreea martes

    of course I would like it. Let's be honest here…
    It would be nice if I would be able to control this power, I mean to slide just when I want to, it would be awesome, like reading this book. I hope I'll win.
    thanks for the giveaway.kisses

  2. attackthestacks

    Nope, not at all. I have found that sometimes it's better not to know what someone is really thinking. And also I'm not much of a gossip so knowing secrets wouldn't be all that fun anyway.

  3. Vivien

    I would! I think it's so intriguing….I may get into trouble though….but it sounds like it could come in handy!

  4. Patrice

    No i hate being i people's business. I am too observant for my own good right now i think it would cause to many crazy problems for myself.

  5. Christina Kit.

    Yes!! Absolutely!! Especially when it comes to the really juicy secrets:) And I think knowing what other people are hiding can be very helpful in averting fights

  6. Michelle@Book Briefs

    I would love to be able to slide into people bodies and read their thoughts. Mind reading would be really awesome. Thanks for the giveaway

  7. Slidind in other people sounds both great and creepy actually .. Having such an ability would be very cool at first but I'm sure I'd get overwhelmed … But if being able so slide into other peope means meeting someone like this Zane guy, then I'm in !!! Fabuous review Danny and thanks for the giveaway (I don't know if it's international but I've entered anyway in case it is … 🙂 ) !!

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  8. Oooo I had no idea there was going to be a book 2, thanks for the info Danny! I enjoyed this one as well, it was a quick little mystery that I blew through in one sitting. Sometimes I really like those types of books:)
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  9. Sometimes mixing genres doesn't work so well, so I'm glad to hear that it did work here. Vee's condition sounds interesting and nothing like I've read before.

    Thanks so much for the review and giveaway, Danny.
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  10. Julie Witt

    No way!! They say if you listen in on conversations you'll never hear anything good about yourself, so imagine what you would learn if you just slid on in!! No thanks! But I do want to read this book! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy:)

  11. Ooh I love when genres mix like this! Especially when I love all the genres in the mix! I have this one to read off Netgalley I can't wait to dive into it it sounds wonderful and right up my alley!

  12. what an awesome review my dear!! Im so glad there is a sweet romance in between! =9 woohoo! love suspense and mystery! if you like mystery too, then check out my review on The Agency series =D Best mystery in ya! plus is set in Victrian London holly molly!!

    Now, I cant wait for Slide! you totally did it for me with you review =9.
    thnxso much for sharing and for the giveaway!! woohoo!! have a wonderful week and happy Valentines day!

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  13. Kristin

    Nooooo!!!!! There are many things I'd like to be able to do, but I can't even stand to hear people talking about stuff they most definitely should not be talking about in public, I have no desire to see or hear what they do in private!

  14. Sariah

    I am not sure I would like to know people's darkest secrets. I think all that would be a lot to handle. Thanks for the chance.

  15. Angie

    Personally, it would depend on if I could choose to slide into a person. For instance, I would never want to slide into an old guy's body. That would be creepy and awkward. More likely, a person that is female and around my age. But that would be only if I would be able to choose.

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