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The Girl With All The Gifts

By M. R. Carey

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Emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is the most powerful and affecting thriller you will read this year.

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, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is the most powerful and affecting thriller you will read this year.


'If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one, it's amazing' Martina Cole


'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

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9780356502731
  • Publication date: 14 Jan 2014
  • Page count: 416
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
If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one, it's amazing — No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole
A great read that takes hold of you and doesn?t let go — John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
Keeps you on tenterhooks as the action unfolds — ELLE magazine
A masterpiece — SUN
Complex,heartbreaking, hopeful and intelligently written . . . Enigmatic and utterly gripping — HARPER'S BAZAAR
Scary, tense and fast-paced . . . but with a heart-warming tenderness — MARIE CLAIRE
Brilliant . . . Gripping right to the end — SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author Carole Matthews
Heartbreaking and shocking — FABULOUS (SUN magazine)
Both tender and devastating, a page-turner which kept me guessing up to the very last scene, as well as a meditation on what it means to be human . . . Fantastically enjoyable — Naomi Alderman, multi-award winning novelist
A gripping, moving novel that comes highly recommended — SCIFINOW
It was hard to quit reading such a compelling, intense book — i09.com
I often forgot to breathe while I was turning the pages — BOOKTOPIA
A heartbreaking and haunting story that is beautifully written — MINDFOOD
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Orbit

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Orbit

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Hodder & Stoughton

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Gollancz

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W&N

Her

Harriet Lane
John Murray

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Orbit

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Piatkus

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Little, Brown US

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Gollancz

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