Author(s): 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, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is the most powerful and affecting thriller you will read this year.
Shortlisted for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2015 and James Herbert Award for Horror Writing 2015.
Original, thrilling and powerful GUARDIAN Haunting, heartbreaking VOGUE As fresh as it is terrifying -- 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 Vividly memorable and unexpectedly poignant METRO Keeps you on tenterhooks as the action unfolds ELLE magazine A masterpiece SUN Glorious Bryony Gordon, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH 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 This innovative and pacy read gets to the heart of what it means to be human PSYCHOLOGIES Perfectly paced with a brilliant ending Samantha Shannon, author of THE BONE SEASON Carey paints a picture of a world teetering on the edge ... I was tempted to read the entire book in one sitting BOING BOING
M. R. Carey is a writer who is equally at home in a wide range of media. His novel The Girl with all the Gifts was a word-of-mouth bestseller and is soon to be a major motion picture based on his own screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey 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, two radio plays and a number of TV and movie screenplays to his credit.