“It is one thing to ask questions; what do you do with the answers?”
This is one of the most mind-boggling quotes that I have ever come across. It sums the whole trilogy in one sentence and leaves you gasping for so much more. The fact that the series is also based in the genre of being a thriller/dystopian, also gives an atmosphere for mystery and excitement. Leaving you with more answers than you ever thought possible, to those impossible questions.
I must be honest, the last book I read was last year - but don't let that fool you! When I first read the beginning chapter of the start of the whole trilogy, back in 2012, it has never happened for any book, that has somehow let me become so hungry for the next instalment. (Apart from worshipping Darren Shan's books, as a Shanster!)
So your probably wondering what it is actually about! Don't worry, I'll tell you all gladly - trust me, I don't mind!
Publisher: Orchard Books
Year of Publish: May 3rd 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller, Fantasy, Romance
Setting: England, 2054 (United Kingdom)
Looking at all three covers now, I think that they have done a good job at it. Even if it does wreck the imagination to what you think of Kyla!
The official blurb for the first book (I didn't want to show the other two in case it gives any spoilers!):
Slated: 'Kyla's memory has been erased,
her personality wiped blank,
her memories lost for ever.
She has 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?'
The entire synopsis for all three of the books in the trilogy are all about a girl in futuristic UK, where the government is corrupt, probably even more so than the terrorist groups of the time. But also it shows that throughout it presents a young vulnerable girl who is trying to deal with the unknown - even if she is starting to realise what actually happened to her in the end.
It demonstrates the concept of the determination of what one person can do, when you really want something. I am so glad that at the very end, everything explains itself. Even if it sums all of your impossible questions into one sentence. The great thing is that with the trilogy spanning out into three individual books, not only do we get to know our own Kyla a bit better, understanding both of her flaws and greatest qualities, but also that the amount of change that can happen all of a sudden is incredible. Which I must point out that Teri Terry, writes in a style perfectly for this genre, as this young character's thoughts waltz across each page.
It is very exciting that Teri Terry is publishing a stand alone book; it's actually out now, called Mind Games:
Personally I haven't read it. But I wonder what it is all about?!
So, I haven't told you the word of the week yet. Sorry about that. This week the magic word is called bibliopole - a person who buys and sell books - especially rare ones.