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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, 439 pages
Published May 3rd 2012 by Orchard Books
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Teri Terry
Apr 04, 2012 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
Apr 30, 2012 rated it liked it

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
Lindsay Cummings
Dec 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Tomoe Hotaru
Jul 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
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 t
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
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
Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable and gripping, I really went through it fast andwanted to know what happens next. However I found Kyla too perfect as protagonist.

The world of Slated is a kind of dystopian post-Brexit, a closed off UK, where riots and dissent are suppressed through the deletion of memories (Slating) of criminals and terrorists. The procedure makes the subjects meek, susceptible to imprinting. Also just to be thorough, the Slated are carefully monitored by a smartwatch (the Levo) of the government. The
Cora Tea Party Princess
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Cora by: Steph
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
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was just as intrigued and invested in this as I was the first time I read it. How the past slowly creeps up on Kyla in the present is so disquieting and it's just overall a really great first book in a dystopian series. If you like that genre, and want a thriller-y vibe, jump on this! ...more
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I am just losing my mind.


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

I was just like:


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.


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


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

Anyway, this book is utterly amaz
Sarah (saz101)
Apr 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Intriguing and easy to read - some issues with the writing at times, but overall a fun experience :D (hopefully I'll write a longer review soon) ...more
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
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Slated is one of those books that completely take you by surprise and instantly becomes one of your favourites. Slated isn't your normal Dystopian. The writing style is a little...different, but I fell in love with it from page one. Slated is filled with twists and turns that I couldn't predict and I just wanted more and more and more of. It had me on the edge of my seat. Literally.

The thing about Slated that left me so mind blown was the fact that it's not just set in a futuristic UK, but it's
Sep 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, it's an easy read but I enjoyed it! ...more
Jan 24, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Ellie Red
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
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.
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 truth in a good dystopia. As bizarre as the society portrayed may be, some little part of you ...more
Aug 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-3-star-ratings
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Dec 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Sharanya Rotte
I thought that this book was really good and intense. This book was really exiting to read like once I started reading I wouldn't want to stop I am really exited to see what happens in the second book I m currently reading the second book and I think it is really interesting. I recommend this series to ages 12 and above because there are a few bad words in it and it kind of gets confusing at times. ...more
Livia Winata

This book is terribly terribly well done! I cannot stop reading it. It gave you mystery, thrill, excitement, and many other feeling at once. I was really doubtful at first then everything suddenly fall apart and became so much brighter than it was before.

It started very confusing. A little bit too unimaginable. Teri Terry didn't describe things in details. Some parts was left me to judge how. As it has "future-background", I think I'm not the
Hannah Cassie
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
@ P.S. I love that book!

EXPECTATIONS: I think I saw this book in the library first time. Since then I have taken it and given it back without reading at least twice so eventually when I got an audiobook I decided that it is time I finally get to it.

THE WORLD: I would say it is similar to our world and at the same time not exactly. We do have a human society but there is also a much advanced technology present than in our world. Basically if you do something horrible and are underage you are not
Emily Blake
*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
Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopia, 2019-books
Warning: first person present tense

I guess this is dystopia, though the government here doesn’t pretend it’s anything but a police state. The book fulfills the premise well — Kyla has been Slated (had her memories erased) and is ready to be part of a new family and home. She has dreams that are actually memories, which are supposed to be erased, and people around her keep disappearing.

There HAS to be a love interesting, obviously. I wish a guy and a girl, especially young teens, could be just go
Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
Feb 22, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: own
I read the synopsis and thought this reminds me of Blindspot, the TV show, I only watched one episode but this seems to be in reverse.

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Teri has lived in France, Canada, Australia and England at more addresses than she can count, acquiring three degrees, a selection of passports and a silly name along the way. Past careers have included scientist, lawyer, optometrist, and, in England, various jobs in schools, libraries and an audiobook charity. The footpaths and canal ways of the Buckinghamshire Chilterns where she now lives inspi ...more

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