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 had high hopes for this book because of the plot. It sounded like exactly the kind of thing I would enjoy – dystopian world where young criminals get their minds wiped, and have to start over their lives. But the writing let it down.
I have a rule that if its not good in the first 50 pages you should give up. But for some stupid reason I didn’t listen to my own rule on this one. This book didn’t get interesting until the last few chapters. All the rest of it was slow, and kind of repetitive in a weird one. Even though she changed a lot as a person, the activities were all the same. There was the ever looming threat of Lorders, and a few disappearances, which you’d think would make the book exciting, right? Wrong. I found it hard to find the motorisation to keep reading
Then there was the actual words. Why were none of them contracted?!? I felt like with the Slateds there was a point, like it was showing how they weren’t entirely part of society, but then everyone else started doing it too! Or, worse, they would swap halfway through the sentence, which made it feel very disjointed.
Then there was Ben. Their whole relationship felt fake and anticlimactic and pointless. And his personality changed way too suddenly and dramatically to seem real to me.
Overall, this book gets 3 stars, purely because of the interesting ending