Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pre-Pub Book Buzz: Slide by Jill Hathaway

Continuing my teen readathon with this week's pre-pub title, Slide by Jill Hathaway. JIll is one of the Apocalypsies (YA authors debuting in 2012). I am loving the premise of this one. It's a teen paranormal mystery with a protag who can slide into other people and see through their eyes. When she sees a murder, she has to figure out who the killer is.

Here's the back cover copy:

She knows too much... but not enough to stop a killer.

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 experience 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.

Slide officially hits shelves Mar 27.


As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

I didn't love this one, but I think certain teens will probably enjoy it. I thought the denoument was too similar to last year's Clarity.

Becky LeJeune said...

Oh, I haven't read Clarity. I'll have to check it out and compare.