Off The Shelves

I’ve got three upcoming or recently released books I’m hoping to read and review over the next week.

First off is The Killables by Gemma Malley.

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…

The Killables by Gemma Malley will be published by Hodder & Stoughton on the 29th March.

Next is the second in Andrew Hammond’s CRPYT series, CRYPT: Traitor’s Revenge.

‘We’re coming. The martyrs are awakening. Spirits are gathering. This will be our time…’ In York and London, strange shapes are taking form, emerging from the shadows. And who is the man who lies in a pitch-black room, listening to a voice that seems to speak from the darkness itself? Jud Lester knows that something evil is afoot. He also knows that it can’t be investigated by any normal brand of counter-intelligence…This is a case for CRYPT: a team of elite teenage agents who use their extra sensory perception and arsenal of high-tech gadgets to investigate crimes that the police can’t solve.

CRYPT: Traitor’s Revenge will be published by Headline on the 1st March.

Lastly a biography of Steve Jobs: Steve Jobs The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal

Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man, from his adoption and early years through to the pinnacles of his career, his dismissal from his duties at Apple (for being too disruptive and difficult) to the graduation where he gave the commencement speech just 6 years before his death, giving life to what were soon to become some of most famous quotes of his career, ending with the message: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.” “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

Steve Jobs The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal was published by Bloomsbury on the 16th February.

I started The Killables last night and the level of control ‘The City’ exercises over Evie and her neighour’s lives is pretty damn creepy already, and we’re still discovering the world at the moment. Bodes well for a great read I think.

What are you planning to read this next week?