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…
What’s good about it? Evie is fairly unusual. I don’t mean this in a bad way either, there’s something refreshing about a heroine who isn’t automatically awesome at all physical pursuits, who chooses to use her brain even when it feels like a betrayal.
There are a lot of great characters in this – Lucas, to name one, is particularly well done.
I liked the whole idea surrounding the System. Something like that I can definitely believe.
What’s bad about it? Raffy is an irritating fool, with huge mood swings who really doesn’t deserve Evie. Especially when she’s always apologising to him every five seconds over nothing. I understand the reasons why he’s like the way he is, but he drove me nuts.
The verdict? This is an intelligent, gripping read. The characters are awesome, the world building is brilliant and there was a lot that was genuinely chilling. I didn’t like Raffy and Evie’s relationship but that’s a personal preference because he’s an irritant. Really irritating. But as a whole it’s a story I would certainly urge people to read and I am definitely looking forward to part two!