01 December 2014

Book Wars! Slide (Slide #1) By: Jill Hathaway (63)


Book Wars a weekly feature hosted between two book review blogs – A Life Bound By BooksMuch Loved Books!

It’s a fact that book lovers know all about the covers of the books they covet. Often when a title is released here in the UK, it’s sometimes vastly different across the pond in the US.  So, Michelle from Much Loved Books and I have come together to create Book Wars to talk about the difference in covers when it comes to the US vs. UK versions.

We hope from time to time authors will chime in with their thoughts as well. We welcome everyone to comment and share their thoughts too! The more the merrier!

Before we get to this weeks Book Wars, we have a winner to announce. The Book Wars winner for Unforgotten by Jessica Brody is... the UK COVER!!!!! Thank you to everyone who voted for both books, and for picking a winner.


Also, there's a poll at the bottom of the post that we'd love to hear your input for the two covers! Tell us which one YOU love the most.

Left: US - Right: UK
Title: Slide
Series: Slide #1
Author: Jill Hathaway
Publisher: US -Balzer + Bray, 250 Pages, (March 27th, 2012), UK - HarperCollins Children’s Books, 257 Pages, (March 1st, 2012)
Add to Goodreads: USA Version | UK Version
Order online here - USA: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository UK: Amazon UKWaterstonesW H Smith, The Book Depository
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 distant lately, 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.

About the Author:

Jill Hathaway lives in the Des Moines area with her husband and young children. Having earned her BA in English Education from the University of Northern Iowa and her MA in Literature from Iowa State University, she teaches high school English and dual credit courses for Des Moines Area Community College.

SLIDE, her debut, was released from Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins in March 2012. The sequel, IMPOSTOR, was released in March 2013. She is working on two contemporary young adult books to be released in 2015 and 2016 (not related to the SLIDE series).

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Let the Wars Begin: Its now time to make our decision, let's see what we think about the covers and pick our favorite cover.

Lisa This week we are talking about Slide by Jill Hathaway . Sadly, I haven't read this book yet... and I believe I have it on my shelves or on my Kindle to read.

When I'm looking at these two side by side the US cover with the lighting affects and the colors - along the affect on the title just has something more appealing to me. While the UK cover feels too smooth and the face way too groomed it almost doesn't have a real feel to it.

So this week, my vote goes to the US version. Which one is your pick of the week? Please vote below!
Michelle I thought this one would be tough for me this week as I initially fell in love with the US version before I knew that there was a UK version. However seeing these covers side by side it's easy for me to pick my favourite. I love how the US version is mysterious and the dominant theme of purple hues adds to this affect. But I do like how the UK version is bright, eye catching, dramatic, and very 'in your face'. My vote goes to UK this week. Which is going to win your vote?
VOTE for YOUR favorite cover of Slide by Jill Hathaway NOW!

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