Release Date: 27 March 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: 5- Wonderful
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.
This book was an emotional rollercoaster ride that I didn’t want to get off of no matter how sad I was, because I was also happy at times and I also laughed at a few of the scenes in this book.
I loved this book mainly because it had a contemporary element to it as well as a paranormal aspect in terms of the main character. I also loved the mystery in this book, I do not often read mystery, but found that there was the perfect amount of it in this book to easily please someone who may not necessarily like mystery books. So I really enjoyed the book because it combined elements from different genre’s that I enjoy.
This book had me guessing until I had read the final word as well as after! Hathaway’s writing is simple and intriguing to me and so addictive in the sense that she kept throwing curveballs and the secrets kept unravelling at the perfect pace to keep one entertained.
The characters were all awesome and I felt like I could relate to them all in one way or another. The main character, Vee was interesting and it was extremely addictive to read her story.
I am extremely anxious to read more from Jill Hathaway as she blew me away with her debut, SLIDE. Great job, Jill!