Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Slated- Teri Terry

Kyla’s memory has been erased

Her personality wiped blank

Her memories lost forever.

She’s been Slated.

To have been Slated means one has been found guilty of an act of terrorism. Kyla has been Slated, wiped clean of her memories, her personality of everything that made her an individual. Now after months of rehab she is ready to go home, back to the real world with her new family. However it is all conditional on Kyla playing by the rules the government dictate, which becomes all the more challenging for Kyla as time goes on. Somehow Kyla is different her memories are not all gone and instead they haunt her dreams. Can she trust what they tell her when everything within her tells her they’re wrong? Just what has Kyla done to be Slated and how far is she willingly to go to find the truth?

WOW!!! Slated utterly blew me away. What a wonderfully freaky and frightening concept; to be told your terrorist, to be completely wiped free of everything that defines you as an individual and forced to start all over again. Talk about scary. I absolutely fell in love with this book. Terry managed to construct a terribly frightening and captivating universe with an intriguing set of characters. Kyla in particular draws your attention as she struggles to find a balance between who society wants her to be and who she is really. The relationships she forms with the new people in her life, specifically her mum and Ben (love interest), also make for compelling reading. However what really held my attention was the mystery. Who is Kyla? What did she do? And who can she really trust? Slated is a standout novel that will undoubtedly set the tone for future dystopian fiction. It’s a tumultuous and emotional rollercoaster ride that succeeds on every level. This is one for any fans of Ally Condie’s Matched series or general dystopian fiction. A must read for 2012.

Courtney :)


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