Tuesday, May 21, 2013

VACATION MINI REVIEW

Slated (Slated, #1)Book Review:  Slated

Author:  Teri Terry
Published:  January 2013
Series:  Slated #1
Genre:  YA Dystopian

So vacation was AWESOME!  Sitting on the beach reading cannot be beat people!  My husband even read a book...while I finished 4.  We had some long layovers too, don't judge.  So the next 4 book reviews are going to be short and to the point, cause I have a ton of things to do now and details about the books are fading!  Again the Premise paragraph is from Goodreads.

Premise
Kyla has been Slated—her memory and personality erased as punishment for committing a crime she can’t remember. The government has taught her how to walk and talk again, given her a new identity and a new family, and told her to be grateful for this second chance that she doesn’t deserve. It’s also her last chance—because they’ll be watching to make sure she plays by their rules.

As Kyla adjusts to her new life, she’s plagued by fear. Who is she, really? And if only criminals are slated, why are so many innocent people disappearing? Kyla is torn between the need to know more and her instinct for self-preservation. She knows a dangerous game is being played with her life, and she can’t let anyone see her make the wrong move . . . but who can she trust when everyone is a stranger?


My Two Cents
Ah the YA dystopian genre.  I am starting to get bored.  While this book was good, it definitely was not memorable and I'm finding it hard to remember even basic plot points.  It seems there is an overcrowding in the dystopian genre that have to do with brain washing and manipulation.  I need something more!  While the premise is somewhat tiring, the heroine Kyla is fierce, brave and endearing.  And to add to my love of Kyla, there is a huge twist involving her and her romantic interest in the end!  I will read the second book in this series because the author ended Slated baiting you with a carrot on a string (that's if you like carrots.  I seem to prefer dark chocolate).  Huge unanswered questions and and revelations about Kyla's past are revealed in the last 5 pages.  Overall I'm going to award Slated 4 out of 5 stars.  Good but not necessarily a must-read.  Points added for the mind blowing ending.

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