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The Killables by Gemma Malley
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Apr 22, 12

Read from February 07 to 10, 2012

Review originally posted on ThirstforFiction.com
Evil is a destructive force that must not be allowed to fester the human brain and drive it to madness and corruption. Anyone perceived to display such negative qualities will not be allowed to mix with the general population.

Thankfully, a cure has been discovered. By removing the amygdala part of your brain, your evil inhibitions are removed and you are free to live a good and pure life. Sometimes, the cure fails to work- and for those people there is only one solution: to be labelled a “K” and taken away.

Only a select few know what that really means.

The last few years have seen YA dystopian novels really kick off as a genre, but none more so than this coming year: in which, arguably, the climax of this craze will occur, for better or worse. There are always benefits and drawbacks about genre-crazes such as the one we are about to embark on. In 2008, 9 and 10 it was paranormal romance. Now it’s dystopian. And that means a couple of things: firstly publishers are eager to publish anything that so much as smells like dystopia and in the process sacrifice true selectivity (the consequence of which is that the YA market is flooded with more than enough passable, bandwagon-hopping novels and series). And secondly, that in amongst the averages, publishing houses are taking greater risks in publishing novels they wouldn’t normally because of they’re a little more risky and/or have a questionable commercial value. More often than not, these are the novels of excellence. read full review
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02/08/2012 page 168
44.0%
02/08/2012 page 168
44.0% "Not really feeling it at the moment."

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