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?
I read this book earlier in the year, and I can honestly say that it's one of my favourites of 2012, without a doubt!
When I read this page, for the first time, I can remember being instantly gripped by it. The opening sentence is so short, but it's also really powerful. I was immediately thinking "what are they running from? Why are they running?", and that was just from the first two words! And then we have other questions, like "where are they?" (they are scrambling over sand dunes), and "who is the man in front of them?"
This page is incredibly gripping - I don't think it's even possible to disagree with that statement! For me, this was a really great start to the book, and made it a page-turner from start to finish.
I can't wait for the sequel, Fractured, to come out in May next year!
What do you think of this first page? If you've read the book, do you think it was the best way for the novel to start? If you've not read it yet, does it make you want to pick it up, to find out what's going on?
Let us know in the comments below :)