Reviewed by Megan Saldecki
Sylvia – Vee – Bell can do something extraordinary, yet she sees it as a curse. She can fall asleep, “slide” into other people and see things through their eyes. This is how she knows that a teacher sneaks drinks, that her sister cheated on a math test, and that Sophie didn’t commit suicide. Sophie was murdered.
Faced with this truth, Vee has to learn how to use her curse and turn it into a gift. She has no one to confide in – she cannot bear to see the same reaction she saw in her father’s eyes when she told him and he didn’t believe her.
Vee has to find a way to make the truth come out and also keep her secret hidden.
Slide sucked me in from the synopsis and kept me interested until the end. I loved every minute of this fast-paced mystery.
Vee is just like any normal girl, yet she has one thing that sets her apart from everyone. She thinks of her gift as a curse; she has to be extra careful around objects people could have left an “imprint,” or an emotional essence, on. She also has to be careful at school, so she isn’t seen as more weird than people already think she is.
I felt that Jill Hathaway really brought Vee’s struggles with her secret – with keeping it from other and keeping herself awake – to light. The plot was absolutely wonderful. It was fast-paced and I found myself practically tearing the pages from the spine in order to find out who killed Sophie. The result was something I was thinking about just a bit, but it was still totally surprising! I also loved that even though there’s a sequel, everything in this mystery was wrapped up nicely, so that there is no waiting for book two to tie up loose ends. It also most likely means a different mystery, which sounds like a great thing to me!
Overall, I loved Slide. It was mysterious and terrifying at times and just the type of novel I wanted to read. I highly recommend it for fans of mystery thrillers and paranormal romance!
Meghan is a 18-year-old book blogger. She likes to read and write in her spare time and would like to become a published author one day. She plans on going to college soon.
Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Balzer + Bray. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.