Slated by Teri Terry
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?
Publishes in US: May 3rd 2012 by Orchard Books
Genre: YA dystopia
Series? Yes, the Slated series. 1st is Slated, 2nd is Fractured and it releases Apr 4 2013. 3rd releases soon
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I wrote a post awhile back about negative reviews, and how I don't review if I don't finish, and a very wise blogger pointed out that knowing what a blogger doesn't like can be valuable to publishers and authors too. Then another blogger mentioned she did a did not finish post and I thought it was a great idea. That isn't to say that the writing is poor or the characters are poorly constructed, it's personal on my end. So, here we go:
I liked the premise, I mean the government erasing memories of "terrorists" and having a new slate. Slated's main character Kyla remembers things faster than she should and questions things that she "shouldn't" so I was drawn to her.
I also liked her sister Ashley. She was sweet and I liked how she wanted to help Kyla.
But something just felt off.
And it didn't pick up quickly enough for me, I just wasn't invested in Kyla enough I guess, and nothing that automatically drew me in where I couldn't put it down.
Stopped at page 80.
Friend's positive reviews:
Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
My question to you, my lovely readers:
Do you think government is ever justified in erasing memories?