Monday, March 26, 2012


Slide by Jill Hathaway

My rating: 5/5
Publisher: Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins
Pages: 256
Release date: March 27th 2012
Source: ARC Tour
Summary (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 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 review: Slide was an amazing debut that was suspenseful and kept me flipping the pages as quickly as I could. I read Slide all in one sitting, and enjoyed every word of it.

The idea of Slide was very interesting: if Vee touches objects that belong to someone else, she later can 'slide' into their head and see what they're doing. When she slides into the head of the murderer of her sister's friend, she knows it isn't the suicide the police are claiming it to be. Slide was a great mystery, and I was never quite sure of who the murderer was. The way that Slide was written, I was constantly guessing on who it could be but was never right.

I loved the characters in Slide. Vee made a very interesting person to read about because of how she's always trying to keep herself separated from everyone around her. She only has one friend, Rollins, but she knows he'll think she's crazy if she tells him what really happens when she passes out. All through the book I found myself wondering what was happening with Rollins that was making him act so different, and it came as a big surprise to me when I did eventually find out.

Slide was an amazing, book, and if you're a fan of mysteries, I would definitely recommend this one!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WoW - March 21st

WoW is a weekly meme I participate in, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It stands for Waiting on Wednesday, and the point is to share to the Blogging world what book you're most looking forward to that week. This week, I can't wait to read Insurgent by Veronica Roth!

Summary (from Goodreads): One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so. 

Why I want to read it: I really enjoyed Divergent, so I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

What are you waiting on this week? Leave a link in the comments!

Monday, March 19, 2012


Forgotten by Cat Patrick

 My rating: 4/5
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
Realease date: June 7th 2011
Summary (from Goodreads): Each night at precisely 4:33 am, while sixteen-year-old London Lane is asleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all she can "remember" are events from her future. London is used to relying on reminder notes and a trusted friend to get through the day, but things get complicated when a new boy at school enters the picture. Luke Henry is not someone you'd easily forget, yet try as she might, London can't find him in her memories of things to come.

When London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flash-forwards, as the case may be, she realizes it's time to learn about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.

My review:

The summary for Forgotten instantly intrigued me, mainly because I'd never read, or heard of, a book like it before. The idea of losing your memory of the entire day before is really interesting, and I love that it's a very precise time, that it's not just 4:30 or 4:35, it's 4:33.

The characters were well written, and intriguing enough to keep pulling me into the story. They always kept me interested, especially when London is with Luke, and is constantly finding out things about him because she forgets a lot of the things she already knows. Because each day London forgets everything, it's like starting fresh with the same character every day that passes in the book, which makes it very interesting to read about.

Forgotten is one of those books that even when you feel like you haven't read that much, you're already 150 pages into it. I read it in one sitting, so it's an easy book to read that doesn't require too much thinking or time, but all the while still being very enjoyable. I think that almost anyone could enjoy this Forgotten, especially if you just want something that you can read quickly, perhaps while waiting for another book to arrive for you, since it is such an easy read.

If you haven't read Forgotten yet, I recommend that you get a start on it now!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

In My Mailbox - March 11th

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted at The Story Siren, in which you show the books you got that week.  They can be borrowed from friends, bought, or been taken out from the library. Here are the books I've received recently:

As a gift:

1. Forsaken - Leanna Elson
2. Forgotten - Cat Patrick
3. Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare

I bought:

1. The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen
2. Just Listen - Sarah Dessen
3. This Lullaby - Sarah Dessen
4. Lock And Key - Sarah Dessen
5. Someone like you - Sarah Dessen
6. Keeping The Moon - Sarah Dessen
7. Delirium - Lauren Oliver
8. Pandemonium - Lauren Oliver

I went on a bit of a Sarah Dessen shopping spree this week; love her books!

What did you get in your mailbox? Leave a link in the comments!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

In My Mailbox - March 4th

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted at The Story Siren, in which you show the books you got that week.  They can be borrowed from friends, bought, or been taken out from the library. Here are the books I've received recently:

I bought:

Along for the Ride - Sarah Dessen

I received a gift:

1. Bloodlines - Richelle Mead
2. The Body Finer - Kimberly Derting
3. A Beautiful Dark - Jocelyn Davies
4. Beautiful Days - Anna Godbersen
5. Angelfire - Courtney Allison Moulton

What did you get this week? Leave a link in the comments!