Release Date ~ 3/27/12
Format ~ Signed ARC/ARC (I have two copies)
Publisher ~ Balzer + Bray
Source ~ Author/Balzer + Bray
Summary: Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.This book was purely insane. In a good way.
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.
In Slide we meet Vee Bell, a narcoleptic with a special gift: she can slide into another's body and see the world from their perspective. That would be very handy in solving a mystery, right? Well it just so happens that her sister's friends are dying... and she has slid into the murderer.
Slide isn't your typical YA paranormal novel. No, no, no. It's much more then that. Besides the paranormal and mystery aspects of this novel, I took away one thing from it: how to treat the people you care about. Not just your lover, but your family and friends. It shows how the little, tiny things you do in life can have a huge impact later. This book was a whirlwind of emotions, and I fell in love!
There wasn't a single character in Slide that I didn't have a opinion about. Vee was a main character with a terrible past. She was pretty broken. But I loved the way hunting for the killer transformed into a stronger, and better person.
The love interest, Zane seemed like exactly like what Vee needed. The thing I loved about him? He wasn't a jerk! Even though he's had a bad past, he's still very upbeat. Something Jace couldn't manage to do. And that is what makes Zane a better dude!
Slide was SO suspenseful. I wasn't on the edge of my seat, I fell off after chapter one! If you're a fan of mysteries with a dash of paranormal this book has got your name written all over it!
This book was the KING of dramatic endings, it is such a cliffhanger, I should of waited closer to the publication date of the 2nd, just so I wasn't pulling my hair out!
Slide is one of the best books I've read, EVER! I loved it to death, even after it killed me.
Cover Comments: I like the blue on this cover, but I wish it was a teeny bit lighter so you could see the face.
This Book Counts in the Following Reading Challenges:If you enjoy this, I recommend:
2012 Debut Author Challenge: 6
2012 Paranormal Reading Challenge: 3
2012 ARC Reading Challenge: 8
2012 Horror Reading Challenge: 2
1st in a Series Reading Challenge 2012: 7
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