The Killables by Gemma Malley

The Killables
by Gemma Malley

Pages: 384
Release Date: March 29th 2012
Publisher: Hodder
Source: For Review from Publishers
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Everyone accepted that people were different physically. But inside? Inside, they were different too. You just had to know how to tell, what to look for.
Evil has been eradicated. The City has been established. And citizens may only enter after having the 'evil' part of their brain removed. They are labelled on the System according to how 'good' they are. If they show signs of the evil emerging, they are labelled a K . . . But no one knows quite what that means. Only that they disappear, never to be seen again . . .

My Thoughts
Gemma Malley! I've been a big fan of her books right after I devoured her The Declaration trilogy. I LOVED reading them. Her writing had a awe to it that I didn't see before. When I received The Killables I didn't take much notice of it but not until I saw Gemma Malley printed on the cover. I instantly left everything I was doing and jumped to the chance of reading. I had serious high expectations.

Horray for another dystopian novel. I just can't get enough of them. In The Killables we're introduced to a society where 'evil' ceases to exist and people are marked in regards to how 'good' they are. How cool does that sound.

Evie is not to bad either. I liked her character a lot but please excuse me as I have to first rush into what I didn't like associated with her. Raffy. Let me tell you about Raffy.Here's the thing. Raffy doesn't deserve what her has. He acts like a child that has no understanding, no care and no responsibility. He makes rash decisions without a thought about the consequences. I mean, he's just SO frickin selfish I feel like being mean to him! Okay so that's the worst I can think of but yeah, I hope I've established how much I dislike him.

I don't think I would have disliked him as much as I do if it wasn't for William. William is Raffy's brother. And he is everything that Raffy is not. He has understanding, he does care and he sure as hell is responsible. The number of things he has done, the amount he has sacrificed is just amazing. William deserves so much more and I love all these things about him. And for once, I love a guy character mainly because of what he is, not how he looks like. (Not that he's not good looking. I'm sure he is!)

Okay. So on to the story! A lot of secrets are revealed. Although, it's something good to help them all, a secret was kept a secret for a reason so it's only giving that something bad would string along. These revelations help Evie and Raffy make sense of the world they live in and help them decide what on earth to do next. It's a great atmosphere full of so much drive.

How exciting! And, as you can tell The Killables met my expectations, if not, then further. My only wish now is that William gets. what. he. WANTS!!!! As you can tell, I get very emotional when I'm talking about William. I will only be at rest until I read the next book. I need it.


  1. I have been looking forward to Gemma Malley's next book FOR AGES.
    So glad it's good :)

  2. Thanks for the review! I haven't read any of Malley's books...yet. But I really want to. :) I was wondering what her upcoming release would be like!

  3. Haven't heard of this one, but the concept is really interesting! Kind of like UGLIES by Scott Westerfeld, but different. Thanks for writing the review!

  4. This sounnds SO GOOD. I cannot wait to read it. I think it's interesting how all Raffy's bad qualities were accentuated by the fact his brother was so good, and that made you hate him more! Definitely need this book asap haha

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  5. I haven't heard much about this, but I'm really looking forward to it. Glad you enjoyed it!

  6. This sounds really good! Adding it on Goodreads to my to-read list.

  7. This definitely sounds like a unique read. Very interesting how everyone is labeled by how "good" they are. The characters sounds very interesting, even Raffy and all his nonsense. This is actually the first I heard of The Killables but so thank you for such a great review.


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