The Girl With All the Gifts Review (Sci-Fi / Horror )

The Girl With All The Gifts ReviewThe Girl With All the Gifts Synopsis: Melanie is a very special girl. Dr. Caldwell calls her “our little genius.”

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 loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children’s cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she’ll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn’t know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.-Goodreads


The Girl With All The Gifts Review


First off, I just need to squeal over something…

I listened to this via audio book, and they made the absolute PERFECT choice for narrator. Finty Williams was amazing! Seriously, her voice added a whole additional level of creep to The Girl With All The Gifts. Wow. If you can afford it, you must get the audio book! If you know someone who doesn’t like to read, but likes creepy novels, and may listen to an audiobook, get this for them!! Okay, okay, stepping away from the narrator fangirling…5 Star Rated The Girl with all the Gifts Review

Melanie, the main character, is a doll (not literally). So much so, that she could almost be a “Mary-sue”, except for, you know, the part where she might (not going to spoil it!) or {yep, this was also creepy). She’s very innocent, and very intelligent. She attends class with a handful of other children, who are as, uhm, ‘special’ as she is, and she adores her teacher Miss Justineau.

But she can’t talk to any of the other kids, and doesn’t understand why the other adults don’t seem to like her much. Then everything goes boom, Melanie is freed from her chair, and puts a few people in a VERY uncomfortable position.

This book was great, with a very unique take on its subject matter. Extremely well written (not surprising, considering who the author is!). It takes you on a journey that you really don’t want to end. Even if someone has spoiled the ‘secret’ to the book, it’s still well-written and very worth the read. I figured out the catch extremely early on and still loved it.

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Title: The Girl With All the Gifts| Author: M.R. Carey (Site)| Narrator: Finty Williams (Site) | Publisher: Orbit (Site)| Publication Date: 2014-6-19 | Pages: 460 | ISBN: 0356500152 | Genre: Science Fiction & Horror | Language: English | Rating: 5 out of 5 | Triggers: None | Date Read: 2015-5-25 | Source: Self-Purchased Audio Book

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8 Responses to The Girl With All the Gifts Review (Sci-Fi / Horror )

  1. Fun. I keep hearing about this book.

  2. I’m gonna give this a read! Lovely review

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