Excerpt from The Girl with All the Gifts

I am well on my way to completing my NaNoWriMo book, Stalked by the Past. I am up over 90,000 words, at the close of the third act (out of four). And there is something exciting coming later on this week… you won’t want to miss it!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

I start this Teaser Tuesday with a caveat. Normally the books I mention here are PG rated. My teaser today is from The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey, and the writing is peppered with what I would consider unnecessary f* and s* words. The plot and main character dragged me in and I decided to continue reading. So if you pick this one up, just be warned that the language is past my usual limit. And… oh yeah… there are zombies…

Melanie hopes she’ll go to Beacon some day. When the mission is complete, and when (Dr Caldwell said this once) everything gets folded up and put away. Melanie tries to imagine that day; the steel walls closing up like the pages of a book, and then… something else.

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


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.

The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end.


  1. You lost me at the word zombies. :-\ Mine: The Phantom Tollbooth

  2. Yes! This one sounds eerie and alluring! Especially with a book cover and title like this one! Hope you’re enjoying it 🙂

    My Teaser:
    The Amber Keeper | Freda Lightfoot

  3. I recently finished this book on audio and loved it!

  4. It sounds interesting. I know what you mean about those words. I can tolerate a normal sounding usage, but when it goes on page after page, it can sure be a turn-off.
    Mine this week is from Duma Key by Stephen King: http://wp.me/pZnGI-fN

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