Slide by Jill HathawayMy review
Slide book one.
What's it about?
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.
Vee is a great character, she's fun and quirky but she's also confused about who she is and what she wants, which I think gave her extra layers. The only little thing that bothered me is that she explains that she's so vigilant in not touching things that belong to other people to avoid 'sliding,' but she touches things by mistake all the time, she doesn't seem as cautious as you'd expect after years of dealing with 'sliding' and trying to stop it from happening.
The concept of 'sliding' though was really interesting and is told in a feasible way, like this is what happens to narcoleptics everywhere but they're all keeping it a big secret.
There are also a lot of emotional parts in the book that I tought was handled really well and Vee does great at being there for her sister when their Dad is not.
The book is written really great and it didn't take me long to finish as I was gripped to find out 'whodunit' I think the author did a great job of taking it down many paths to leave lots of suspects, all with reasonable motives.
I'll definitely be looking for more by this author in the future.
My thoughts on the cover
I really like this cover, it's creepy and has a lot of mystery to it that suits the book, I really like the hands in the eye showing Vee's view of someone else's hands when she 'slides.' I also like the pink hair and the title text.
Sorry no favourite quotes as I read an ARC copy and don't have a finished copy to compare it to :)