Review: Slated


By Teri Terry

Source: Library, paperback
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Thriller, Romance, 

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 really didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. I have read Teri Terry’s other book, Mind Games, and I enjoyed that too, but I didn’t really think it was anything special. I went into Slated a bit dubious, but I ended up really enjoying it. As with the author’s other book, the plot and ideas where the thing that made it stand out.

This is a science-fiction dystopian, and had all of my favourite elements of one. At the start, it was quite confusing and nothing was really explained, but I liked this because it meant I was hooked from the very beginning - I just had to find out more! As the book progressed, things were partially explained, but a lot was left open-ended, which makes me really desperate to read the sequel!

The characters in this book really didn’t stand out as anything special. Kyla was quite a good protagonist, and I enjoyed reading about her, but she’s definitely not my favourite. I felt at times she could be a bit naive and too innocent - I think if I was in her situation, I would have been less dependent on others and done more for myself.

The romance in this book really didn’t do anything for me. There were only a few small touches of it, but I skimmed through these scenes because they were just boring. I’m never a fan on romance in dystopian, and this was no different. It didn’t add anything to the story, and I think it should have just have been left out.

I really enjoyed this book. It was perfectly paced and so exciting that I was gripped throughout. I would recommend to fans of science fiction, and to people who are new to the genre - the style is simplistic so the book isn’t too hard to navigate. A lot was left unanswered (I think more questions were raised than answered!), so I’m really looking forward to the rest of the series. Overall, a really fun read!

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  1. I'm glad that you found yourself enjoying this, Denise! I was one of the few that didn't though, but that's a discussion for another time ;) I do agree that there are times romance feels a little out of place in dystopian. I oftentimes wish they weren't there.

    Faye at The Social Potato

    1. Sorry you didn't enjoy this! Yeah, romance is so popular that authors feel like they need to add it in, but most of the time it just doesn't work. Thanks for the comment, Faye! ♥

  2. Ooh perfect pacing? That sounds GLORIOUS. I read Mind Games and was underwhelmed so I decided to skip this one for the time being, but you're totally making me reconsider... XD
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. You should definitely give this one a go! I enjoyed Mind Games too, so maybe we will have different opinions, but it's a really quick read, so definitely worth it. Thank-you for the comment! :)

  3. Sounds like an interesting book!

  4. I have never heard of this book before so thank you for introducing this book to me! I just love it when you start a book but you don't think it is gonna be anything special and yet it blows you out of the water! I am so glad this book could do that for you.

    1. Ahh you're welcome! I definitely agree, I love it so much when a book exceeds my expectations - this certainly did. Thank-you, Olivia-Savannah! I hope you get to this soon, because I really did enjoy it ♥


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