The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A very interesting take on the Zombie apocalypse.
Melanie is a special girl in a very damaged world. Knowing little other than long dead facts about life which has been destroyed, Melanie is certain of only one thing. She loves Miss Justineau, her teacher. She loves her like a daughter would, she would do anything for her.
Using this as a basis for the start of the story, we get started on an action packed journey to Beacon when the military base they are on goes haywire.
I like how were grow to love and hate the characters. We understand what Dr Caldwell is doing while hating her for her methods. We love and yet feel scared for Melanie as we go through with her the trials of awakening. Miss Justineau, is forced to face facts on everything she has done, while combating her growing protectiveness and love for Melanie.
The struggle to survive and the horrifying consequences of letting your guard down is shown in great detail and the end result of all this madness is a shocking twist.
Very good read, highly recommended!
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