Slide by Jill Hathaway

54%

32 Critic Reviews

I read it in one day because I really got into the story but there were a lot of little things that really bothered me too.
-Debbie's World of Books

Synopsis

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.

 

About Jill Hathaway

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Jill Hathaway grew up in Iowa and received her MA in literature from Iowa State University. A high school English teacher, Jill lives with her husband and one-year-old daughter in the Des Moines area. Slide was her first novel. You can visit her online at www.jillhathaway.com.
 
Published March 27, 2012 by Balzer + Bray. 257 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Slide
All: 32 | Positive: 18 | Negative: 14

The Daily Fig

Below average
Reviewed by Ellen on Apr 19 2012

Vee’s voice isn’t consistent at all, and the teenage talk seems forced.

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Once Upon a Twilight

Good
Reviewed by Deitre on Mar 21 2012

Jill’s writing flows very smoothly from the beginning to the end. Her strengths in her writing is truly attributed to the descriptions that she offers the readers when describing her characters.

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365 Days of Reading

Good
Reviewed by Lauren on Mar 28 2012

If I had to give a word to Slide other than “page-turner”, I’d probably give it understated.

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Good Choice Reading

Good
Reviewed by Wanda on Mar 21 2012

If you want to experience a different kind of paranormal, pick up Slide. I give this book is a 4 out of 5 stars and a Good Choice for Reading.

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The Overflowing Library

Good
Reviewed by Kirsty on Mar 12 2012

The end twist was awesome and certainly not one I saw coming.

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My Shelf Confessions

Below average
Mar 30 2012

All in all, I think Slide is definitely worth a read. However, I don’t think it’s a book that’s going to knock your boots off.

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Pretty Books

Below average
Reviewed by Stacey on Apr 06 2012

I had expected something else entirely from the ending, and so I was disappointed a little, but it’s worth reading for the exciting murder mystery, and for Vee, who I thought was an excellent main character.

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YA Librarian Tales

Below average
Reviewed by Sarah on Mar 14 2012

Slide has a few good points but on the whole I was just not that impressed.

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Xpresso Reads

Below average
Reviewed by Giselle on Mar 28 2012

Even though it didn't blow my mind, Slide is definitely a book I'd suggest for all fans of murder mysteries - a rare gem in current YA.

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The Book Scoop

Good
Reviewed by Rowena on Mar 22 2012

Overall, this book was a great read. One that I thoroughly enjoyed and I'm totally eager for more.

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Girls in the Stacks

Good
Reviewed by Jill Scribbles on Apr 12 2012

I didn’t guess the ending. I really didn’t guess it until Vee did. Sooo…with that said, it’s a great book I will definitely pass around.

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Birth of a New Witch

Below average
Reviewed by Usagi on Mar 19 2012

Overall, I feel like this book could have used at least one more draft to work out the kinks and make the less vibrant parts of the story explode onto the page, but it is what it is.

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Me, My Shelf and I

Good
Reviewed by Kayla on Mar 13 2012

The night I sat down to read some more of Slide I really didn’t expect to finish it, but I literally could not put it down until the last page.

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The Reading Fever

Good
Reviewed by Penelope Lolohea on Apr 05 2012

There are some good twists and turns that took me by surprise. By the end, I wasn't sure who the real villain was, and my heart was racing when Vee finally found out.

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Stuck in Books

Below average
Reviewed by Valerie on Mar 27 2012

I wish we had learned more about Zane. He felt vague to me.

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Ex Libris

Below average
Reviewed by Kate on Apr 17 2012

There was some insta-love between Zane and Vee, which normally doesn't bother me that much, but it seemed odd that Vee, who was very distrustful and withdrawn, would open up so freely to someone she didn't know.

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Serendipity Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Georgina Tranter on Mar 22 2012

I had my suspicions but despite all the crime novels I read I still didn’t quite work out whodunit! Definitely worth a read!

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Dark Readers

Good
Reviewed by Andrea on Mar 21 2012

Overall, I think that Jill Hathaway has created a brilliantly structured book with a strong plot and new storyline; some will connect with the characters and some not as much.

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Nina Reads

Good
Reviewed by Nina on Mar 19 2012

The murder mystery, Vee’s special ability and her relationships to both Rollins and Zee (as well as that to her former best “friend”) all made Slide a thrilling read that will leave you guessing until the very last chapter.

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Debbie's World of Books

Below average
Reviewed by Debbie on Apr 10 2012

I read it in one day because I really got into the story but there were a lot of little things that really bothered me too.

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A Beautiful Madness

Good
Reviewed by BeautiifulMadness on Mar 22 2012

Jill Hathaway’s writing was captivating and extremely enjoyable. It makes me excited to read more from her, especially more from this series.

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Cracking the Cover

Below average
Reviewed by Jessica on Apr 09 2012

Overall, I enjoyed “Slide,” but it wasn’t perfect. While Jill’s story is engaging and well thought out, there are some elements to the plot that feel a little too forced and convenient.

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JJ Reads

Good
Reviewed by JJ on Mar 26 2012

I really enjoyed this book, more than I thought I would.

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The Windy Pages

Below average
Mar 19 2012

As everything fell into place, I felt like the ending was rushed and would have liked more explanation.

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Books for Company

Good
Reviewed by Jodie Lane on Mar 05 2012

Slide is a great book which will keep you both gripped and guessing what will happen next. Jill is a great author who has a lot of potential!

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I Want to Read That

Below average
Reviewed by Sammee on Apr 07 2012

I must admit I was a bit disappointed in the mystery element as it felt a bit too predictable.

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Amber in Blunderland

Good
Reviewed by Amber on Apr 05 2012

If you're into deeply statsifying mysteries with unique and fearless leads then Slide is for you.

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The Bookworms

Good
Reviewed by Tawni on Mar 27 2012

I would say that Slide is a must-read for everyone! It’s mysterious and full of twists and puzzles. It kept me on edge and begging for the answers!

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Sash & Em

Below average
Reviewed by Sash on Mar 17 2012

Overall, this book just didn’t feel original and that’s something that I feel YA authors really need to strive for in a market where there are so many books.

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Book Cover Justice

Good
Reviewed by Tiffany on Apr 05 2012

Everything about this story hooked me, not just the story and characters, but also the writing.

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The Book Life

Below average
Reviewed by Sarah on Mar 26 2012

Slide wasn't a bonafied hit for me, but I did enjoy most of the story and am certainly planning to read book two.

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Creative Reads

Good
Reviewed by Shellie on Mar 12 2012

If you’re looking for a great mystery with all those extra goodies tossed in, then this is the book for you!

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