Thursday, October 25, 2012

Review - Slide

Author - Jill Hathaway
Series - Slide #1
Genre - YA
Pages - 250

Description from Goodreads

 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.

What?! Really? This book sucked! It started out pretty well but then took a very, very bad turn. The thought of a narcoleptic teenage girl who can slide into other people when she falls asleep holding something of thiers sounded so good, add a murder mystery and I thought I was going to love this book. Wrong, so wrong.

The book did not pan out, it felt thrown together, there was no great detail explaining her condition or her ability and I am the type who wants to know more about things, why they are the way they are and what makes them tick, the author fell terribly short on this.

Sylvia (Vee) is our main character, she is okay I guess, nothing really special about her and at times I really wanted to hit her for whineing so much and repeating things way too often. Okay, so she went through something traumatic, I get it but it does not need to be brought up five times during the book. The other characters where generic clichés, the bratty sister, the faithful friend who has a crush on main girl and the hot new guy who ends up dateing the main girl add in some mean girls.. cliché to the max! None of the characters really stood out for me. Also, does EVERYONE have to break down crying? I mean really! Teen angst is overflowing in this book and it got very annoying.

 The murder mystery part was a bit better, I was guessing throughout the book, at one point I did figure it out and it was a bit suprising but kind of thrown together at the end, you get info without substance. The killer is just thrown in and then thrown out of the book.

 Do yourself a favor, unless you can borrow this book or can read a sample on your ereader, avoid it!

1 Comment:

  1. Lisa said...
    I liked the mystery aspect of this book, but I agree that everything didn't fit together. Especially the was abrupt and too short.

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