Monday, April 2, 2012

Sonny Reviews- Slide

Slide by Jill Hathaway
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins
Pages: 250
Source: Around the World Tours
Challenge: 2012 YA Reading Challenge, Outdo Yourself
Rating: 4/5

Find on: Goodreads / Amazon

Goodreads Synopsis
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 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.

My Thoughts
Slide is a completely different book than I am used to. I guess I can kind of describe it as a thriller, of sorts.  The whole concept of Vee sliding into other people’s bodies is just mind blowing for me! I never thought of someone switching bodies for any amount of time. This whole thing is just so completely new to me.

Really, the whole book was one twist after another. Someone killed a girl named Sophie, and Vee had slid into this person’s body just in time to see the end result. She goes on a small investigation. At one point, she thinks her best friend, Rollins, may be the killer. I was almost crushed by this revelation! Rollins was my favorite character. He is badass, adorable, and honorable. He is also completely in love with Vee. She just doesn’t know it, which is a tad frustrating. But, I like being frustrated over romances, most of the time.

Jill Hathaway weaves a tangled story of lies, deceit, and secrets in a perfect way. Just when you are suspecting one person as the murderer, another clue turns up that spins your head. In the end, I was completely blindsided in the reveal of the culprit, even though there were small clues along the way. It was a brilliant web that left my jaw full open.

Fans of psychological thrillers will most likely enjoy Slide.  I liked the twists and turns so much. It also helped to have a couple of hot boys in the mix.

Favorite Character: Rollins

Least Favorite: Scotch

Sunday, April 1, 2012

In My Mailbox (37)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by Kriti at The Story Siren to give readers the chance to share the books they bought/received/swapped/rented over the past week.

I received three books over the course of the last month. So, I saved them all up to do all at once. Enjoy!

Malloman by Agatha Christie
This guy came in a surprise package from HarperCollins. I was so excited, but I am honestly not sure what to do with it. I do find archaeology interesting, so I might take one day to just eat it up.

Thinking Indian by John Mohawk
This book was written by a man from my tribe, Stockbridge Munsee: Mohican. I am interested in finding out more about my heritage, so I am hoping to get to this one soon :)

I am sooooo excited about this beauty! Annie was kind enough to offer me a copy of Bound for review. I reviewed her dystopian YA, The Burn, and was completely entranced by it. So you can imagine my excitement when I received her email. Whoo! The cover is also gorgeous! And she surprised me by signing this copy :D

What was in your Mailbox??

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Follow Friday (34)


Q: What is the best book you've read in the last month? What is the worst book you've read in the last month?.

Honestly, I haven't finished any reads this month.
But I'm going to pick from the books I read so far this year. Sound good?? Okay!


I'm not a huge fan of the cover art, but it was a fantastic book. The writing was beautiful.

Worst, but not really

It was an okay book, but it just wasn't really my cup of tea.

How about you?? Remember to leave your link. 
Happy Hopping!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Follow Friday (33)


Q: Have you ever looked at book's cover and thought, This is going to horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book.

First one I thought of was Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. I absolutely can not stand this cover. I know there are a lot of people that love it, but I just can't do it. But, awesome book! The love story if adorable. I am so glad that I picked it up off of the shelf.

What can I say about Unwind?
A truly amazing book.
I had nightmares and literally could not stop thinking about this book.
I had to take it off of my shelf.
I am continually creeped out by this cover.
This book could change your way of thinking.

I am a total sucker for a beautiful, intriguing, alluring cover. Yes, I often times judge books by there covers. So, I don't often find myself reading books with ick for covers. But I am all for it if it is a beautiful, interesting book.

Don't forget to leave your link!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Under Construction

Once again, the blog is under construction.
I am trying hard to make it easier reading, but can't seem to figure out just how to do it. So, please hang in there with me. Things will be looking different for a while, but I will still be around ;)