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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?
Paperback, 448 pages
Published May 3rd 2012 by Orchard Books
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Teri Terry
Aug 10, 2013 Teri Terry added it  ·  (Review from the author)
sorry....I couldn't help myself. I wrote it, and I like it!
Hope that is OK :O)
Emily May

There's a certain weird formula in my head that I use when deciding on a book's rating, some of it's logical with checkboxes of things I like and don't like, but a lot of it is just on gut feeling. However it's done, goodreads is constantly worming its way into the back of my mind and, as I read, I have a general idea of the rating I want to give and it will creep up or down as the book progresses. Problems arise when I read a book that is a four star exciting read with great ideas, perfect pac
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Lindsay Cummings
I didn't know what to expect when I picked up SLATED, other than the fact that the cover and synopsis sucked me right in. But I can say this, to those who just skim through reviews, or to those who just want proof that this is one of my favorite books I've read in a long while: I don't want to remember what reading was like before I read SLATED. It is everything I have been looking for in a book: suspense, mind-bending mystery, romance, and just the right amount of science fiction to appeal to t ...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Late in the 21st century, the government, no longer the United Kingdom but Central Coalition, found a new way to deal with criminals. Instead of prisons or even capital punishment, they get a clean slate, or more precisely, they get slated – their memory gets wiped clean and, if they’re underage, they get assigned to a new Mum and Dad, a whole new family they’re supposed to treat as their own. Kyla has been slated nine months ago, and the time has come for her to leave the New London Hospital an ...more
Reynje
2.5 stars

Yeah, so now it’s time for me to be irritatingly contrary.

Because I know full well that I have a lot of gripes about the current dystopian/dystomance/post-apoc/futuristic trend in YA right now. And I know that while I generally enjoy these genres, sadly few books actually deliver for me, in terms of solid worldbuilding, logical plot, interesting premise etc.

And now here comes a book that actually has most of those things and... I don’t really... like it.

I could raise my rating on the b
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Amanda
I'm a sucker for covers, and I applaud this one for fooling me so successfully . The book blurb made it sound even more promising. I like mysteries; I like a book that is able to make me wonder and guess at hidden secrets. Being a YA novel, I was not expecting Slated to be mindblowingly intricate, but I did expect it to have some sort of puzzle to solve.

The depth of the puzzle was, unfortunately, very disappointing.

As the book description states; Kyla's memory has been erased - slated, is the t
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Giselle
From the moment I saw this creeptastic cover I knew I had to read it! Slated also deals with memory loss which has always been a fascinating subject to me in addition to ensuring that the story will be both creepy and mysterious. This novel brings it on both fronts. The mystery vibe is kept immensely high with the regular visions/dreams of her apparent past, leaving me to absolutely devour every page of it!

Unlike any dystopian I have read, Slated introduces a world not very unlike our present, b
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Sarah (saz101)
4.5 stars

Is there something in the water in England? Or is it simply the obvious—that English is their language? Well, another Brit’s at it and, ladies and gentlemen, Teri Terry is a terrific writer. Tense, oppressive and—frankly—brilliant, Slated is a shining jewel of an addition to its genre.

The Story:
Kyla Davis is no-one. She has been Slated. Her memories, her past, her life erased; her synapses rewired, and her mind wiped blank.

Sent to live with a new mum and dad—not that she would know the
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Faye, la Patata
I'm so sorry for giving it a one-star, but this book really deceived me. I have DNF-ed a lot of books, but I try not to give a rating, but usually those books are the ones that I think may work for some of my friends, so I try to leave it rating-less. But this one? I don't recommend it. At all. This novel deceived me. It tricked me, lied to me, and made me so angry that I wanted to throw my kindle (okay that's overused now) buy a kilo of sugar and eat it all in utter depression. Yeah. I was that ...more
♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ - AKA Smarties
I am just losing my mind.

TANGLED

I picked up the book in my school library, and fell in love with the cover.

I was just like:

RON

Then I read the synopsis and that was it for me. I stood no chance after that. I was just hopelessly and desperately in love with this book. It was pretty much love at first sight for me.

NODDING

Any moment now, I am just going to faint from all of this excitement and fangirling.

QUIRREL

(Did anyone else notice that Quirrel fainted forward in the Harry Potter movie?)

Anyway, this book is utterly amaz
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Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Crime, discrimination, second chances, love.

Absolutely amazing.

This book has had some very mixed reviews, but I am so glad I gave it a chance. Because it was amazing.

I loved the idea behind the story, and how as a reader you were always slightly in the dark - you only knew what Kyla knew, and that was often very confused.

Slated is not straightforward. There are a lot of different things going on and my perceptions of the characters changed a lot.

This book left a lot of questions unanswe
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Emily *Full-time Fangirl*
Why had I never heard of this book until about two weeks ago? I dont get how people arent raving about this because it is honestly so much better than most of the overhyped shitlit out there! Review to come.
Hanna
Where should I begin?

I seriously don't know. This story is very different from any story I've ever read in my life.

I know what it's like to enjoy reading, to seperate yourself from the world for a while, but this was different. I was literally in another world.

I couldn't feel anything around me, I was completely and utterly hooked. My mind blocked out every other thing but this story, I could literally feel everything Kyla felt. The agony, the sadness, the happiness, the curiosity, everythin
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Misty
With dystopian books being as popular as they are right now, it always makes me a little wary when I pick one up. I mean, I love them, don't get me wrong. But it's inevitable when you have a lot of something that they each get a little farther from the core of what makes that something good. Each dystopia seems to be a little...fluffier than the last, and a little more farfetched. To me, you can see the truthin a good dystopia. As bizarre as the society portrayed may be, some little part of you ...more
★Yosbe★
Después de repasar este libro, puedo escribir una mejor review sobre el.

Slated es una historia, que no sé cómo ni en qué momento, se cuela por tus pensamientos y simplemente no puedes dejar de leerlo.

Llegas a creer que no está pasando nada, que se pone un poco lento, y ¡bum! el golpe.

Básicamente comienzas a leer, un poco de descripción, un poco de introducción por aquí por alla...

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Luego la historia va avanzando, intriga, interrogantes, esto lo otro...

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A la mitad del libro simplemente...


Las últi
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Lucy
3/5

este libro tiene un ritmo muy lento. Lo que la mayoria de los capitulos le juega en contra. AL mismo tiempo tiene ese algo que lo vuelve adictivo y no puedes dejar de leer.
Es un libro para pasar la tarde pero si me preguntan si es uno de mis favoritos, les diria que no. Le los recomiendo pero no es algo que me ha impresionado tanto.
Katy
2.5 stars - Gah! I don't know how to rate this one! On one hand, it FELT long, and I was SO bored for the first 2/3 of the book. And the last 1/3 was VERY exciting, but I'm left feeling like I didn't learn anything after finishing the book.

The first part of the book was really dull. I understand that Terry was trying to put us in the mindset that Kyla had to relearn everything, but honestly, it did NOTHING for story. What's the significance of her learning how to open the car door or doing the d
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Jo
When I first read this, I agonized because I didn't have book two. Now I have read it again, but this time I am prepared! On to Fractured!

May 9-10, 2014
I think the ending left me with more questions than when I started. The big reveal in the end didn't really fit with what had happened in the earlier pages. I was really drawn into Kayla's world and her story. The idea that we could be remolded into a different human being if our memories were not intact is an interesting premise. It does not all
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Emily
*An ARC was provided by Orchard Books in exchange for an honest review*

After reading all the rave reviews about this book I was super excited to get the chance to read it. And it didn’t disappoint.

First off, may I just say that this is one of the most original, imaginative ideas I have seen in a book in a long time. I have a friend who has diabetes, so I think that Terry got the idea for the Levos from that, but it was such an interesting spin on it that I honestly didn’t care. Everything about
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Ellie Red
M-I-N-D-B-L-O-W-I-N-G!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Five stars are simply not enough! Slated is one of those books that you are so happy you bought, it is worth every single euro! Slated is about a girl that her memories have been wiped but she feels something is wrong and different about her. Set in a village near London in 2055 (I think). It is brilliant, full of twists and suspense! It is very cinematographic. It is genius, everything in this novel can be explained in a logical manner that makes sense, nothing
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daniel
não recebeu as 5 estrelas pois faltaram alguns pontos.
o passado da kyla foi ligeiramente contado mas não foi desenvolvido.
e faltou um pouco de intensidade. foi um livro rápido, mas só houve emoção em algumas partes.

de resto adorei a kyla, a história foi cativante, li a correr e gostei do facto de haver um certo romance mas ir além do banal e não ser bem um romance mas simultâneamente ser
Vickie Ramage
The biggest surprise when I started reading this book was that Slated is set in England. I wasn't expecting it, as I had this idea that English Dystopian stories were pretty small, not as action packed as out American friends. I was wrong. Slated is BIG story and full of action and a whole bucketful of suspense, too. I read it in two sittings, only stopping because of an annoying need to eat stuff.

Kyla is different. This is a sentence which is used often throughout the story and it's true too -
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Lisbeth Avery {Domus Libri}
DNF Review

Slated is one of those books that sound great in theory but in actuality, it didn't end up that great. Reading the blurb made me extremely excited but the book however is the exact opposite. While there were many flaws to the novel, the major one was the fact that the book was written in the first person.

To understand why this was a monumental fail on the author's part, you need to know something about the main character. Thankfully, this won't be a very long interruption because there
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Liz Wilkins
Quite dark and disturbing in subject matter but highly addictive and beautifully written Slated is set in a world where if you are a criminal of a certain age your mind is wiped and you are sent to a new family to start again. Kyla is one such "Slated" girl but she is not like all the rest, some of her memory appears intact.

I thoroughly enjoyed this, part of my current obsession with YA Trilogies - so much so that I'm actually moving straight onto Book 2 rather than having a break in between as
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Kitty (I solemnly swear that I am up to no good)
Awesome was my initial reaction to this book (before reading the rest of the series) and I will try to review 'Slated' in light of this...although I do feel that in YA trilogies the books don't really stand alone.

As the blurb states, Kyla's memory has been wiped due to a past of un-disclosed crime, and she is placed with a new family and expected to adjust to a new life making new memories. However Kyla didn't just get her mind wiped...they gave her an armband called a 'vevo', technology that mo
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Brodie
Jan 31, 2012 Brodie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
Slated offers such a fascinating premise. Teenagers are given a 'second chance' at life after committing some horrible crime. Their memories are removed and everything that contributed to their personality.... are wiped away. They spend months in hospital relearning how to function and then they're taken in by a new family. This will be their new life and they will take to it with a smile and an obedient nod of the head. Because that's all Slateds are - troubled teens the government has brainwas ...more
Steph
Wow, wow wow! Slated is absolutely amazing! I was frantically turning the pages over and over and at one point, it was Sleep vs. Slated and Slated won. This book is unputdownable!

I really enjoyed reading about Kyla, she was a very strong character and I loved how she had her own mind (pardon the pun :P), she was determined and stubborn. She definitely grew as the novel went on, learning and adapting. I liked how she questioned things in her own way, like why she was Slated and who she was before
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Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
May 03, 2013 Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Tanja (Tanychy) by: Adeeb
I won this book over at Bookville! Thank you Adeeb!

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This is one of the books that has been sitting on my shelf for a long time and it was really a high time to read it. I probably didn't expect this cause I've have read the book sooner.

As in other dystopia the world and society as we know it is goon. Some things had happened and most of the things changed. Well not so much here. The world as we know it is still there but society is not. UK is gone and Centra
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Zoe

“Don’t you ever want to know?”
“Know what?”
“Why you were Slated.”
“No. If the past is unbearable, why choose to bear it?”
I shrug. Because it is mine.
As a dystopian story, Slated definitely brings it home; with one of the most realistic dystopian settings I’ve ever read. Over on the thriller / mystery side of things, the story was beyond epic – but I felt that some of my initial questions were never answered.

Kayla wakes up – her memories gone; her personality blank, with no memory of what has
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