Day Eighteen Review: The Killables

The Killables

Title: The Killables
Author:  Gemma Malley
Series: The Killables (Book One)

Who’s it for? Teens

What’s it about? The City is a haven of good people, abiding by the System that protects them, labels them so that all know how they fare against evil and temptation. Evie is a B, but is tormented by thoughts she knows she shouldn’t have, dreams – good dreams – that feel more like memories, and a love that would destroy both their lives if it were to be discovered.

But the City has lied, the System is flawed, and evil is not what she’s been led to believe…


Day Sixteen Review: Insurgent

Insurgent - Divergent 2

Title: Insurgent
Author: Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent (Book Two, click here for book one review)

Who’s it for? Teens, the slightly older end of the category too.

What’s it about? Picking up where Divergent left off, Tris finds herself having to navigate her way through a world gone mad in the wake of the brutal attack that devastated the factions. Half mad with grief and guilt she can’t stop to deal with any of it – and she may yet have to sacrifice more to uncover the truth.

Day Thirteen Review: Maggot Moon

Maggot Moon
Title: Maggot Moon
Author: Sally Gardner
Who’s it for? Teens
What’s it about? Standish Treadwell can’t read or write but that doesn’t make him stupid. Stuck under the thumb of a ruthless regime where people can disappear – be erased – without a single word, he and his Gramps are just trying to survive. But when his best friend Hector and his family are taken, Standish knows its time to take a stand.


Day Eleven Review: Pantomime


Title: Pantomime
Author: Laura Lam

Who’s it for? Teens

What’s it about? Micah Grey, a runaway, joins the greatest circus in Ellada – the perfect place to hide. Micah has secrets, secrets no one can ever know or else they’d know that really… he should be in the freak show. Or so he thinks. But the people, the life he left behind when he was Gene – a nobleman’s daughter –  won’t give up so easily, and his secret might have further repercussions than he could ever know.


Day Ten Review: Insignia

Insignia - Insignia Trilogy No. 1

Title: Insignia
Author: S. J. Kincaid
Series: Insignia Trilogy (Book One)

Who’s it for? Teens.

What’s it about? Tom Raines is a gifted gamer, but thanks to an unsettled upbringing has had a sporadic education that’s left him with little prospects. That is till it turns out the US army has taken a great interest in his gaming skills and recruit him to be a virtual reality combatant to help fight World War Three.
Now Tom has real prospects ahead of him but it’s never really that simple.


Day Seven Review: Fractured


Title: Fractured
Author: Teri Terry
Sequel to: Slated (find my review here)

What’s it about? Picking up right where ‘Slated’ left off, ‘Fractured’ follows Kyla as she searches for Ben whilst being caught between the Lorders and the fight for freedom, forced to make choices that could have devastating consequences.

And all the while dark secrets from before she was Slated threaten to rear their ugly heads – but Slateds’ shouldn’t remember their past…

Day Six Review: Katya’s World

Katya's World

Title: Katya’s World
Author: Jonathan L. Howard
Series: The Russalka Chronicles

Who’s it for? Teens

What’s it about? Katya Kuriakova – resident of the colony world Russalka, a colony housed beneath the ocean and struggling to recoup following the war with Earth – is about to start her first day as navigator aboard her Uncle’s ship. But when a Federal Maritime Officer commandeers the ship to transport a prisoner, Katya ends up encountering pirates, war criminals and discovers an abomination hiding in Russalka’s crushing depths that could kill them all…


Day Four Review: Ketchup Clouds

Ketchup Clouds

Title: Ketchup Clouds
Author: Annabel Pitcher

Who’s it for? Teens, perhaps a bit too old for the younger end of that category though

What’s it about? A girl who’s hiding a terrible secret, one she can confide with no one, save Stuart Harris – a man on Death Row. She calls herself Zoe, but that’s not her real name, and she says she lives on Fiction Road … and like him, she’s committed a terrible, terrible crime.

But unlike him, she got away with hers.


Day Two Review: Slated

Title: Slated
Author: Teri Terry
Who’s it for? Teens
What’s it about? A 16 year old girl called Kyla, who doesn’t remember a thing.  No this isn’t a book about amnesia, Kyla is one of the slated. A criminal who has had her mind erased in order to give her a fresh start in life. All the slated wear a Levo – a device that tracks the wearer’s emotional state – meaning any slated whose Levo reading drops too low can be knocked out or, in extreme cases, killed.
So far so unsettling.
But Kyla’s different. Kyla’s remembering, remembering things she shouldn’t. And that’s really where things start to go wrong…