Mini Reviews: Slated Trilogy by Teri Terry

When I was on my blog break, I read the Slated trilogy, which by the last book I completely adored. I cannot not do a review on these books but since it was a while back, I’m cutting the length of it and doing a complete trilogy review. Before I get into the individual reviewing of the books, that may have small spoilers (depending on what you call spoilers), I will give my overall opinion on the series, which I tell everyone who wants to pick up this series.

To begin with, Kyla’s narrations seemed very chompy and irrelevant. For me, I had to use a lot of stamina to keep the book in my hands. However, having said this, if you can get past the first book, the second and the third are a huge reward, with more information and a better drive.


slatedTitle:
Slated
Author: Teri Terry
Publication Date: 3rd May 2012 (Orchard Books)
Pages: 448
Genre: Dystopian
Format: Paperback

Links to buy: |Amazon UK |  |Book Depository|  |Waterstones|

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? [Goodreads]

Honestly, this book was a little rough for me. In the end, I don’t think I actually got used to the writing style. The idea of Kyla being ‘slated’ was what drew me to this series. I loved the idea that we would be absolutely clueless on everything and we’d delve into secrets the exact same time as Kyla.

This book gave exactly this. Having been slated Kyla enters with many questions, some of which the other characters never think about, especially when she meets Ben. Of course, when there’s a perfect society, there are also the rebels. Those who go against the rules. From Slated, it was a small brush upon what would occur in the future books.

However, the problem I had was the scene length. As I read on, they became choppy and I didn’t see the relevance in any of them. There were just small talk scenes followed by thought paragraphs and there were a few pages that followed this. I don’t think that Slated needed to be as long as it was.

 My Rating:

It was okay

2 cups

 

 

 

 

 

fracturedTitle: Fractured
Author: Teri Terry
Publication Date: 4th April 2013 (Orchard Books)
Pages: 432
Genre: Dystopian
Format: Paperback

Links to buy: |Amazon UK|  |Book Depository|  |Waterstones|

How do you know where to go when you don’t remember where you came from?

Kyla’s memory has been erased,
her personality wiped blank,
her memories lost for ever.

Or so she thought.

Kyla shouldn’t be able to remember anything. But she can – and she’s beginning to realise that there are a lot of dark secrets locked away in her memories. When a mysterious man from her past comes back into her life, she thinks she’s on her way to finding the truth. But the more she learns about her history, the more confusing her future becomes… [Goodreads]

More answers and  it finally feels like the action we’d all been waiting for. This book is about choosing sides and having been slated, Kyla can only go with what she feels.

My Rating:

I really liked it

4 cup

shatteredTitle: Shattered
Author: Teri Terry
Publication Date: 6th March 2014 (Orchard Books)
Pages: 402
Genre: Dystopian
Format: Paperback

Links to buy: |Amazon UK|  |Book Depository|  |Waterstones|

The riveting finale of the Slated trilogy!
A thought-provoking psychological thriller set in a disturbingly plausible future where the government and its enemies compete to control the minds of the young

Kyla is in danger from both the government Lorders who erased her memory and the terrorists who tried to use her. So now she’s on the run. Sporting a new identity and desperate to fill in the blank spaces of her life pre-Slating, Kyla heads to a remote mountain town to try to reunite with the birth mother she was kidnapped from as a child. There she is hoping all the pieces of her life will come together and she can finally take charge of her own future. But even in the idyllic wilderness and the heart of her original family, Kyla realizes there is no escape from the oppressive Lorders. Someone close to her may be one of them, and even more frighteningly, her birth mother has been keeping secrets of her own.

In this stunning series finale, Kyla finally finds out who she really is, and the road to this discovery, and to deciding who she wants to become, is full of dangerous twists and turns that will keep readers riveted. [Goodreads]

Finally, the last book in the trilogy, which also happens to be my favourite out of the series. Perfect. This book was spot on. I don’t know if it’s the fact that we have enough information to figure things out or if it’s just the plots and twists in it but I adored Shattered.

The character development is great, and my favourite character in the series is definitely Aiden. Some reasons are spoiler-y so I can’t say all the reasons but he is someone to keep an eye out for.

My Rating:

I loved it – one of my new fav books!

5 cups

 

 

Hope you enjoyed reading this super quick and short mini-review. Let me know if you’d like to see more of these, maybe I’ll do them for more series books??

 

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