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?
This is one of the good ones, folks! I absolutely devoured this book.
I loved the premise. I loved that Kyla had no memories at the beginning. I love that she was entering a new world and rediscovering old schemas in her brain. I love that Terry included details such as her not knowing a knife was sharp because she had to learn. (I loved that Terry didn't drown the book with these details.)
The world in this book was wonderfully depicted as we were discovering it alongside Kyla. It was fascinating to see what other people were taking for granted and what she found to be slightly strange or creepy feeling inducing.
The politics in this book were also beautifully done and deathly possible. Set in a futuristic UK, this goes into enough depth to explain how the world came to be without being boring to those who don't enjoy politics.
The characters in this book were fantastically built. I loved Kyla's 'sister,' fellow Slated, Amy, who was a sweetheart but incredibly different to Kyla. I detested her 'dad.' I grew to grudgingly adore her mother. There were fascinating character at the hospital and at school and all over the place!
About halfway through this, I got up and went to check that my library had the second book available for kindle, because I had a feeling that if it didn't, I would be very angry. It did. Which is good, because I have a physical need to finish this series.
If you like dystopias, this is a must-read.