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The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
  

The Girl with All the Gifts

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Mutant parasitic fungus leaps the species barrier and flies around the world as a plague. Most humans are infected. The fungus attacks and destroys the brain, the human is effectively dead and the host sits and waits until it can detect food – living flesh of any type. Then super-powers switch in. These beings roam the land but there are isolated camps of ‘survivors’. We start our tale in one such camp where fungal children (Hungries) have been captured and are being either ‘taught’ or ‘analysed’. It seems a new race must emerge. How and on which side is at the centre of this captivating tale mixing science fiction with a human interest tale. A good page-turner, well drawn and woven together in a strongly plausible fashion. Nice one.

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Synopsis

The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey

NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite. But they don't laugh. Melanie is a very special girl. Emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end, 'Original, thrilling and powerful' - GUARDIAN 'Haunting, heartbreaking' - VOGUE 'A great read that takes hold of you and doesn't let go' - John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN 'Scary, tense and fast-paced ...but with a heart-warming tenderness' - MARIE CLAIRE

Reviews

Original, thrilling and powerful - GUARDIAN

Haunting, heartbreaking - VOGUE

Vividly memorable and unexpectedly poignant - METRO

As fresh as it is terrifying ... It left me sighing with envious joy -- Joss Whedon, screenwriter, film and television producer

About the Author

M. R. Carey

M. R. Carey is a pen name for an established British writer of prose fiction and comic books. He has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel's flagship superhero titles. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times graphic fiction bestseller list. He also has several previous novels and one Hollywood movie screenplay to his credit.

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Book Info

Publication date

19th June 2014

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M. R. Carey

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Author's Website

mikeandpeter.com/about/
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Publisher

Orbit an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Horror
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Fantasy

ISBN

9780356500157

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