Tuesday, May 14, 2013

4 stars: Slide (Slide series, #1) by Jill Hathaway

"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 distant lately, 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."

Published March 27th 2012 by Balzer + Bray.

I wanted to review Slide, because I will be reading the sequel, Impostor, this week during the Bout of Books read-a-thon

This book had such a neat premise; if Vee touches an object that someone else touched and imprinted on (if someone is having a strong emotion while touching an object, that person will imprint on it), she slides into that person's mind. Unfortunately, she faints while this is happening, so it is not as cool of an ability as one would think. Be honest, if you had this paranormal talent, would you touch something that a crush had possibly imprinted on (for example, you're at a concert and a musician throws something of his into the audience)? Just keep in mind that it is a violation of that person's privacy. What if that person is naked and is looking in the mirror?!

Slide was a fun, quick read (I read it on a Sunday). The only thing I didn't really dig was the answer to the big mystery (who was the killer and why?). Other than that, the book kept me hooked and I couldn't put it down.

 Click here for my review of Imposter, the second book in the series.

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