Slide (Slide #1)
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...more
Vee is able to "slide" into someone else's head when she gets these fainting spells. This is when she figures out there's a murderer on the loose. I loved this sliding ability. It's original, clever, and it can make for some serious amusement. I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't elaborated more thoroughly, t...more
Crikey. What a very difficult book to rate. I'm still not sure I made the right decision.
The thought at the forefront of my mind when I finished Slide is that this author should have written realistic fiction about relationships and the psychology of the characters, rather than a mystery. I truly thought that the explorations of Vee's relationships with her father, her dead mother, her sister, her friend and her ex best friend were excellent. I took something memorable away from each and fou...more
The idea of slipping into the minds of others is certainly not new or unexplored, but I liked Hathaway’s version of it. Vee’s ability can be defined as a form of psychometry – touching emotionally charged objects causes...more
Slide is a fresh addition to the young-adult genre, composed of a complex story line, and riddled with heart-breaking twists. Jill Hathaway expertly welds together a mystery novel while carefully adding a touch of romance and subtly addressing contemporary issues. For me, Slide was a gritty but enjoyable read. It did have some minor flaws, but, overall, I was thoroughly engaged by the book and stayed up well into the early hours of the morning to finish it.
My first impressions of thi...more
vee slides into others consciousness... intriguing at first but not as properly executed as i would have liked. the girl simply had a tendency to jump to conclusions; to be led around too easily, quickly. given a set of facts, she always went to the obvious. which is sadly, unbelievable because looking at the whole thing, i could tell who the real culprit was chapters befo...more
I feel so conflicted about "Slide." On the whole, I felt that it was extremely intriguing and promising but ultimately disappointing.
It really pains me to put this book on my "mehhh" shelf, because I really thought that it could have been something special. But, despite some really good scenes and Hathaway's fluid writing, "Slide" felt like it was constantly stuck in mediocrity.
I actually get a stomachache writing that, because I so wanted to love "Slide"! It was so intriguing. Vee is a...more
***This review needs to be rewritten because it sounds extremely preposterous***
Slide was a good read, it wasn't great and it wasn't terrible. Slide is the story of Vee (Sylvia) who is diagnosed as a narcoleptic, but she really gets unconscious and slides into our people's bodies. She slide into a person's body just as they murdered her sister's best friend Sophie.
The whole idea of Sliding was very cool but it was very similar to [book:Wake|1661957. The pages flew...more
What the actual point is, is that Slide has a similar addictive, easy-to-consume quality. As Veronica Mars, I mean, not Milo. (Although, one could argue it’s two sides of the same coin).
I can’t help but think that the VM...more
Will write a review of it once I read it.
Damn, that was REALLY fast delivery. I was totally not expecting it. IT'S SO PRETTY.
DANG. I...was wrong?!
Well, sort of.
Vee is a narcoleptic; she collapses at any time without being able to control it. But what everyone doesn't know, is that when Vee passes out, she slides into someone else's mind.
Whatever she had been touching last, a coat, a button, an earring, she goes into the mind of the person who had imprinted on...more
WOW. I loved this book. Love, love, loooooved this book. Do you hear me, Jill Hathaway? I freakin loved your book, woman! :) Here's why:
The writing....is lovely. It's done in a way that its easy on the eyes, and the reader is drawn in right from the start. The use of descriptive language is something that I always look for when reading a book, and this one....yes. Just....YES.
Love the cover. It's trippy, is it not? Just like the main character, Vee's "slides".
There is so much I wis...more
Sylvia "Vee", avoids contact with other things as much as possible, and puts it down to being a germaphobe. In reality, a touch of any object that has a excessive emotional connection cause her to slide i...more
Sylvia (Vee) can slide into other people bodies, bearing witness to what they are doing, but having no sway over them. It’s pretty much a perfect premise for a sleuthing novel as Vee can sleuth her way around people minds (helping progress the plot forward with conveniently witnessed scenes).
I liked Vee from the first chapter. She is funky without being try-hard. I loved her narration:
She is my sister and my exact opposite in e...more
I suppose I should explain that. In second grade, I was obsessed with mysteries. They were some of the only things I would read. I loved Nate the Great, Cam Jamson, and in particular, the A to Z Mysteries. There was a fun rush I got from finding the solution to one that I got from no where else at the time. Once I outgrew them, I stopped reading mysteries, instead starting a love for fantasy that continues to this day. (I attribute The Merchant of Death, w...more
Slide is a enthralling read with lots of twist and turns that will not disappoint a fan of thriller/mystery genre.
The protagonist,Silviya is able to "Slide" into different people by touching things that belong to them with their imprints on them.When she slides into them she can see through their eyes.The story takes an intriguing turn when she slides into the body of a killer.
The plot was well developed except for some minor flaws in it.From the first page to the last I kept on guessing as...more
This was so good. Just what I needed right now. I sat down and read the whole thing in one burst, and I feel really satisfied now... so it's getting four stars from me for being a really entertaining read. If I could, I'd probably say 4.5; I can't put it up on the same pedestal that I keep for books like the Hunger Games, but I did really love sitting down all day and reading it.
The book is about Vee, a girl who has what ev...more
I was expecting it to be so good. It sounded awesome. But I knew 30 pages in I wasn't going to like it. I usually don't quit a book so soon because it might get interesting, but not this book. I basically picked it up, glanced inside, and I didn't like what I saw so I put it back.
The worst part was when I found out she had pink hair. I mean, I honestly couldn't imagine it. Why would someone want to look like they wash their hair with Pepto Bismo? Is thi...more
MY REVIEW: I’m a bit conflicted when it comes to Jill Hathaway’s novel Slide. There are things about this book that I really liked, and things that I either didn’t like or kind of disappointed me.
Everyone believes that Sylvia “Vee” Bell is narcoleptic, but she isn’t. Instead of falling asleep when she passes out, Vee slides into someone else, seeing the world through their perspective for a short time. The only person Vee has ever told about her sliding- he...more
- Jill's writing straight away grabs your attention
- I was able to connect with the main character and feel sympathetic to her
- All the characters were well developed and played their own part in the story
- Slide kept me gripped all the way through
I can’t express how excited I was when I got Slide! You know when you read a books blurb and you know it’s a book you are really going to enjoy? Slide was one of those books and it didn’t disappoint! Before I...more
No one knows that she slides into people's lives, not even her best friend Rollins. Then one Friday night alone, she slides into a body of someone murdering her sister's best friend Sophie. The killer places a note making it seem Sophie kille...more
This book features a largely realistic setting with one aspect of fantasy, or suspend-your-disbelief, for the reader: Vee Bell suffers from narcolepsy, but when these sleeping fits overcome her, she "slides"into another person's mind and sees the world through their eyes for a little while. Which is how she knows that her sister's friend, Sophie, didn't kill herself--she was occupying the killer's mind and saw the knife. But of course how can she possibly go to the police with this information?...more
This book wanted to be a thiller but it didn't meet the mark. It felt too formulated. The main character is a girl who is has traded in h...more
Slide was perhaps one of my most anticipated books in early 2012, and I cannot begin to describe how excited how I was when Netgalley offered me a galley for review. A thrilling YA paranormal mystery that includes a mixture of wonderful characters, sizzling romance and an unexpected murder, Slide is a book I would recommend to fans of thrillers and the paranormal.
Vee’s ability is something th...more
disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review.
Slide has an interesting premise; I love that Vee is able to slide into other people’s bodies, and then when she slides into a killer’s body… dun dun dun. However, the execution behind the premise makes for a very predictable read.
I liked Vee as a character. Her voice pulled me in right away and hooked me. However, as I read, the book sort of fell apart....more
I received this book through the ATW ARC tours. Here is my honest review:
I enjoyed this original sci-fi-ish novel quite a bit! It started out pretty strong and it ended with a bang, too. This book was good all the way throughout. I was never bored and I didn't lose interest. Definitely a good book!
I liked the idea of Vee sliding into other people's bodies. I wanted the control part to play out more, and I did think it was pretty convenient that she slid when juicy stuff was...more
I picked up this book after seeing the second one and realizing it was part of a series. The concept of sliding sounded intriguing, so I figured I'd give it a chance. I did like the "Slide" part of the story, but I had a few problems with the book itself.(view spoiler)[
I read a lot of YA - actually, I ONLY read YA. So I've seen quite a few reviews of books complaining about "Insta-love", and I never agreed with them. But THIS one was definitely an "Insta-love" case. She knew Zane for a week or s...more
Vee Bell hates this ability of hers, so much that she consumes around 30 caffiene pills a day just to try and stop her ability. But it comes, whether she wants too or not, and Vee finds herself slipping into the mind of a killer, just as he/she is forging a suicide note and stan...more
At a Glance:
A contemporary book with a slightly paranormal twist- the main character can go into other’s bodies. It was a very easy quick read and it a decent storyline and a unique mystery.
There really wasn’t much action in this book. Ya, you knew about murders, but it was a mystery, not an action story.
This book had a small crush in it. It wasn’t focused on romance, but there was enough throughout it to make me feel those...more
It was an interesting premise. The main character is able to somehow slide into other people's minds and see and experience what they are at that time. She happens to see her sister's friend murdered, even though everyone thinks it's a suicide. Anyway, I won't go any further...more
SLIDE, her debut, was released from Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins in March 2012. The sequel, IMP...more