Review: Kill School:Slice by Karen Carr

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Book: Kill School:Slice
Author: Karen Carr
Format: E-book (Kindle)
Year: 2016
Rating: ★★★★★ / 5

A dystopian Young Adult novel full of surprises and new concepts – that is what Kill School: Slice was for me, it is difficult to find words to describe and conclude what I felt while reading it. So let’s start with a small overview of the plot.

In this world no-one expects their 16th birthday, on the contrary it is a very dreadful day everyone is afraid of. “What colour will I get” is the only questions children are concerned about, “Will I get a green emerald or a blue sapphire or maybe, for the worst of cases, Will I receive red ruby?”

This futuristic society, where human DNA was modified to the point that it allowed people to live for a very long time without worrying about dying from illness or old age, which ultimately gave every person an order, a permission to kill to control the population.

Kill to live. A life for a life.


Aria Nova was about to turn sixteen and was just few days away from receiving her token and her burden. Who will she have to kill? Who will be her target? How can she go through with it and keep living her life?

What my life will be like after I’m done?
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I am not alone. We are all in this together.

This book was like nothing I’ve ever read before. The story seemed so unusual that I had to request this book. And I am so happy that I was among the few lucky ones to get my hands on it!

I loved the concept of the book but also, as soon as I started reading, it kept my attention till the very end. I remember only reading 15% of the book and I was already recommending it to my friends. My exact words were: “I am only starting and so many things already happened!”. The words I was looking for at that moment to describe this novel were: engaging and action-packed.

It was better than watching any action movie!

We got to see so much of the world and story behind it, way more than teenage cheesy romance that almost every YA novel is packed with, that I really appreciated. The romance was subtle, it was just the right amount of it considering the circumstances the characters were at. Who could think about cheesy-gooey stuff while learning how to kill, while dealing with death, grief and panic? Exactly! Our main characters knew better than that.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review and it was simply amazing. Anyone who loves Hunger Games or Divergent series or The Maze Runner should definitely give this book a try. I truly believe this is the next big thing, can even imagine it being adapted to a movie (something I definitely would watch as a true lover of dystopian movies). So get on the hype train before there is a hype train!

P.S. I will never look at gemstones the same way as I used to..

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