Review: Slated (Slated #1)
Series: Slated #1
Also in this series: Fractured, Shattered
Released by Orchard Books on 3 May 2012
Kyla’s memory has been erased,
her personality wiped blank,
her memories lost for ever.
She’s been Slated.
The government claims she was a terrorist and that they are giving her a second chance - as long as she plays by their rules. But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla’s mind. Someone is lying to her, and nothing is as it seems. Who can she trust in her search for the truth?
I bought this book in 2013 because the summary sounded really interesting, and because the cover looked amazing. And then, just like with The Iron King, I put it on my shelf and didn’t read it until now. And now I want to SMACK myself for waiting so long, because wow. Wow wow wow, I LOVED this book! First of all because it takes place in London; or well a town close to London. And nine out of ten times Dystopia books like these happen in America; but this one was in London and that just made me even happier!
Kyla is a sixteen year old girl who’s been Slated. Her entire existence has been erased, everything she ever was before – gone. She doesn’t remember who she was or why she got Slated in the first place. She is being placed into a new family that already has another adoptive daughter who’s been Slated, Amy. I liked her right from the start, mainly because she’d been through the same that Kyla had been through. I wasn’t so sure about the parents, and I kept being like that throughout the book. Then there was Dr. Lysander who I kind of liked, Jazz who I liked right from the start, and Ben. Oh Ben. I knew right away, from the moment he appeared in the book, that he was going to be important (and also Kyla’s love interest).
But that was the thing, the whole love story was pushed back a bit, and that is what I loved about this book so much. Because most of the time, in a book, when a girl meets a boy she likes, the whole story starts to revolve around that boy. And though this book also kind of revolved around Ben, it also didn’t. At least, not as much as usual. I really did not mind the romance in this book, because the story around it was just so amazing I didn’t really pay attention to it.
The way Teri Terry told this story just made me want to read on and on and on, and I did. I started it on the fourth and finished it after only two days of reading – one of which I had to work as well. So this book was just so thrilling that I HAD to finish it as soon as possible. I just really liked reading Kyla’s story, and I loved reading about her trying to find out who she was before she became Kyla.
I have already ordered the second book of the series, Fractured, way before I even finished this book, because I knew that I had to read the second one as soon as possible. If you want to read an amazing dystopia story set in England, you should definitely check out Slated!
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