Friday, 8 June 2012

Slated by Teri Terry

This book was going great until the disappointing ending.

To be honest, that's basically it in a nutshell, but I'll elaborate.

I had hope for this book. As with the last book I read (please see my review for 'Forgotten') the main idea had promise: in the future, young criminals had their minds wiped so they could start again. Unlike 'Forgotten', however, this book started to deliver. I enjoyed it. The author introduced a romance, but it didn't seen that important for ages (it slowly became more prominent but it was relevant to the story line). I was looking forward to reading on.

I thought that at points, it was a bit predictable, but I'd probably moan if everything happened too suddenly, so I won't complain about that too much.

The end was disappointing though, because it just didn't seem to end. I presume that there is a sequel, and that Terry was trying to force her readers to continue. Literally, a giant plot twist, complete with new character and huge epiphanies, was introduced on the closing few pages. I was quite excited until I realised how little of the book there was left. It just sort of stopped, and I was disappointed.

The lack of a proper ending was a nasty scar on what I thought was an enjoyable book. A good read, but expect to be left unsatisfied.