The Girl With All the Gifts

The Girl With All the Gifts
Author: M. R. Carey
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780316278140
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Release: 2014-06-10
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the ruins of civilization, a young girl's kindness and capacity for love will either save humanity -- or wipe it out in this USA Today bestselling thriller Joss Whedon calls "heartfelt, remorseless, and painfully human." 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 keeps his gun pointed 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 genre-defying, emotionally charged thriller that will shatter your expectations of the classic zombie novel. For more from M. R. Carey, check out:Someone Like MeFellsideThe Boy on the Bridge By the same author, writing as Mike Carey: The Devil You Know Vicious Circle Dead Men's Boots Thicker Than Water The Naming of the Beasts

The Girl With All The Gifts

The Girl With All The Gifts
Author: M. R. Carey
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780748123797
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Release: 2014-01-14
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'ORIGINAL, THRILLING AND POWERFUL' - Guardian 'HAUNTING, HEARTHBREAKING' - Vogue The phenomenal word-of-mouth bestseller that is now a BAFTA Award-nominated movie 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. 'A great read that takes hold of you and doesn ́t let go' - John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN *Return to the world of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS in M. R. Carey's stunning new novel THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE - out now!*

The Girl With All the Gifts

The Girl With All the Gifts
Author: M. R. Carey
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780316278140
Available:
Release: 2014-06-10
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the ruins of civilization, a young girl's kindness and capacity for love will either save humanity -- or wipe it out in this USA Today bestselling thriller Joss Whedon calls "heartfelt, remorseless, and painfully human." 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 keeps his gun pointed 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

The Girl With All the Gifts
Author: M. R. Carey
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0316278157
Available:
Release: 2014-06-10
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING. 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 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.

The Boy on the Bridge

The Boy on the Bridge
Author: M. R. Carey
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780316300315
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Release: 2017-05-02
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One exceptional boy journeys into the ashes of society to find the cure for a devastating plague in this riveting post-apocalyptic standalone set in the same world as the USA Today-bestselling The Girl With All the Gifts. Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived. "Strange and surprising and humane" (Lauren Beukes), The Boy on the Bridge is a gripping, powerful story that will make you question what it means to be human.

Fellside

Fellside
Author: M. R. Carey
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780316300308
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Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the aftermath of a devastating fire, a prisoner is offered one chance at redemption in this haunting supernatural suspense from the author of USA Today bestseller, The Girl With All the Gifts. Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life. It's a place where even the walls whisper. And one voice belongs to a little boy with a message for Jess. Will she listen? Lose yourself in Fellside, M. R. Carey's chillingly atmospheric tale of addiction, revenge, and redemption.

The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts
Author: M. R. Carey
Pages: 407
ISBN: 0356502848
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Orbit Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Someone Like Me

Someone Like Me
Author: M. R. Carey
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780356509488
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Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'A TAUT, CLEVER THRILLER THAT LEFT ME UTTERLY BEREFT WHEN I'D FINISHED. IT'S A MASTERPIECE' Louise Jensen, bestselling author of The Sister From the author of the million-copy bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts comes a heart-stopping psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming and a heroine you can't trust . . . THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY. Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her kids in a loving home. But there's another side to Liz, one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way - no matter how extreme. And when her alter-ego takes control, the consequences are devastating. Someone Like Me is the intoxicating new thriller from the phenomenal M. R. Carey. A modern take on the Jekyll and Hyde tale, think Gone Girl meets Stephen King - but you won't have read anything quite like this before . . . Praise for M. R. Carey: 'An intense, haunting thriller with heart. You will not want to put this down' Laini Taylor 'Carey writes with compassion and fire' Lauren Beukes 'Enigmatic and utterly gripping' Harper's Bazaar 'Keeps you on tenterhooks as the action unfolds' Elle 'Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human . . . a jewel' Joss Whedon 'Original, thrilling and powerful' Guardian 'If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one' Martina Cole

The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi
Author: O. Henry
Pages: 10
ISBN: 9781775416005
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Release: 2009-06-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Gift of the Magi is a treasured short story written by O. Henry. A young and very much in love couple can barely afford their one-room apartment, let alone the extra expense of getting Christmas presents for one another. But each is determined to show their love for the other in this traditional time of giving; each sells a thing they hold most dear in order to afford a present, with poignant and touching results that capture their love for one another.

The Trials of Koli

The Trials of Koli
Author: M. R. Carey
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780316458665
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Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Absorbing, stunning, and emotionally rich." --Locus The journey through M. R. Carey's "immersive, impeccably rendered world" (Kirkus) -- a world in which nature has turned against us -- continues in The Trials of Koli, book two of the Rampart Trilogy. The earth wants to swallow us whole... Koli never planned to set foot outside his small village. He knew that beyond its walls lay a fearsome landscape filled with choker trees, vicious beasts and Shunned men. But when he was exiled, he had no choice but to journey out into this strange world where every moment is a fight for survival. And it's not just Koli's life that is threatened. Whole villages just like his are dying out. But Koli heard a story, once. A story about lost London, and the mysterious tech of the Old Times that may still be there. If he can find it, there may still be a way for him to change his own fate - by saving the lives of those who are left. The Rampart TrilogyThe Book of KoliThe Trials of KoliThe Fall of Koli For more from M. R. Carey, check out:The Girl With All the GiftsFellsideThe Boy on the BridgeSomeone Like Me By the same author, writing as Mike Carey:The Devil You KnowVicious CircleDead Men's BootsThicker Than WaterThe Naming of the Beasts

Ghost Wood Song

Ghost Wood Song
Author: Erica Waters
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062894243
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Release: 2020-07-14
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sawkill Girls meets The Hazel Wood in this lush and eerie debut, where the boundary between reality and nightmares is as thin as the veil between the living and the dead. If I could have a fiddle made of Daddy’s bones, I’d play it. I’d learn all the secrets he kept. Shady Grove inherited her father’s ability to call ghosts from the grave with his fiddle, but she also knows the fiddle’s tunes bring nothing but trouble and darkness. But when her brother is accused of murder, she can’t let the dead keep their secrets. In order to clear his name, she’s going to have to make those ghosts sing. Family secrets, a gorgeously resonant LGBTQ love triangle, and just the right amount of creepiness make this young adult debut a haunting and hopeful story about facing everything that haunts us in the dark.

Found Her

Found Her
Author: NJ Mackay
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781409196921
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Release: 2020-02-10
Editor: Orion Dash
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The most gripping, emotional and redemptive psychological thriller of 2020 - for fans of Erin Kinsley, Lisa Jewell, Louise Jensen, Phoebe Morgan, CL Taylor, Cara Hunter and KL Slater... 'Dark, gripping, unexpected. Insanely good - like, Dark Places good' ELLE CROFT, author of The Guilty Wife 'Brilliantly plotted, tense and atmospheric. You will doubt and suspect everyone. Loved it' RACHAEL BLOK, author of Under The Ice 'Grips you from the first line through to the nail-biting conclusion. Psychological suspense at its best' VICTORIA SELMAN, author of Blood for Blood 'I binge read this clever, unexpected, brilliantly plotted thriller because I literally could not put it down. Incredible' CLARE EMPSON, author of HIM ************** Belle Moriarty was there one moment and gone the next. Ten years ago, she disappeared walking home from school, under the supervision of her older sister Eve. Eve has never recovered from the guilt of turning her back. But then she receives a phone call that changes everything. Belle has been found - alive. But who took her? Why did they keep her alive all these years? And now that Belle has escaped, will they try to silence her for good? With Belle in a coma and Eve receiving increasingly terrifying threats, she must discover the kidnapper's identity before they return to finish what they started... ************** Praise for NIKI MACKAY: 'A punchy, pacy thriller - I devoured it in a single day' HELEN CALLAGHAN 'Absolutely gripping' DAME JENNI MURRAY 'Totally engaging, fast paced and edgy...completely captivating' ELLE CROFT 'I couldn't put it down...a must read...Niki is brilliant and talented' PHOEBE MORGAN 'As addictive as Killing Eve' THE LADY 'Had me hooked within two pages - every bit as much appeal as The Girl On The Train' ROBERT SCRAGG 'A humdinger of a thriller...a maze of lies, deceit and danger' EVENING TELEGRAPH

The Boy on the Bridge

The Boy on the Bridge
Author: M. R. Carey
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0356503569
Available:
Release: 2018-02-22
Editor: Orbit Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

M. R. Carey returns to the world of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, the phenomenal word-of-mouth bestseller which is now a critically acclaimed film starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine. Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived. 'Spectacular!' No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole 'Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane' Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls 'A tense story with superbly rendered characters' SciFiNow 'A terrifying, emotional page-turner that explores what it means to be human' Kirkus

Blackout

Blackout
Author: Robison Wells
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0062026135
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Release: 2014-08-26
Editor: HarperTeen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Homeland meets Marie Lu's Legend in Blackout, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Ally Condie called "a thrilling combination of Wells's trademark twists and terror. Fantastic!" Laura and Alec are highly trained teenage terrorists. Jack and Aubrey are small-town high school students. There was no reason for their paths ever to cross. But now a mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible superpowers—and all teens are being rounded up, dragged to government testing facilities, and drafted into the army to fight terrorism. Suddenly, Jack, Laura, Aubrey, and Alec find their lives intertwined in a complex web of deception, loyalty, and catastrophic danger—where one wrong choice could trigger an explosion that ends it all.

The Name Jar

The Name Jar
Author: Yangsook Choi
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780307793447
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Release: 2013-10-30
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she? Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. But while Unhei practices being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, one of her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it—Yoon-Hey.

The Naming of the Beasts

The Naming of the Beasts
Author: Mike Carey
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780316478731
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Release: 2018-07-10
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Author of The Girl With All the Gifts Mike Carey presents the fifth book in his hip supernatural thriller series featuring freelance exorcist Felix Castor. They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, but if you ask Castor, he'll tell you there's quite a bit of arrogance and reckless stupidity lining the streets as well. He should know. There's only so many times you can play both sides against the middle and get away with it. Now, the inevitable moment of crisis has arrived and it's left Castor with blood on his hands. Castor drowns his guilt in cheap whiskey, while an innocent woman lies dead and her daughter comatose, his few remaining friends fear for their lives, and there's a demon loose on the streets. But not just any demon---this one rides shotgun on Castor's best friend's soul, and can't be expelled without killing him. Looks like Felix Castor's got some tough choices to make, because expel the demon he must---or all Hell will break loose. Felix Castor series: The Devil You Know Vicious Circle Dead Men's Boots Thicker Than Water The Naming of the Beasts By the same author, writing as M. R. Carey: The Girl With All the Gifts Fellside The Boy on the Bridge

An Apple for the Creature

An Apple for the Creature
Author: Charlaine Harris,Toni L. P. Kelner
Pages: 386
ISBN: 0425257045
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Release: 2014-08-05
Editor: Ace Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of supernatural school stories includes new tales featuring telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse and Boston's angelic private investigator, Remy Chandler.

Voices

Voices
Author: David Elliott
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781328987594
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Release: 2019-03
Editor: HMH Books For Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"David Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and remains a figure of fascination centuries after her extraordinary life and death in a fiery, evocative novel-in-verse."--Provided by publisher.

Raising Stony Mayhall

Raising Stony Mayhall
Author: Daryl Gregory
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9780345522382
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Release: 2011-06-28
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From award-winning author Daryl Gregory, whom Library Journal called “[a] bright new voice of the twenty-first century,” comes a new breed of zombie novel—a surprisingly funny, vividly frightening, and ultimately deeply moving story of self-discovery and family love. In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman’s arms is a baby, stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda—and he begins to move. The family hides the child—whom they name Stony—rather than turn him over to authorities that would destroy him. Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow. For years his adoptive mother and sisters manage to keep his existence a secret—until one terrifying night when Stony is forced to run and he learns that he is not the only living dead boy left in the world.

The Gifts

The Gifts
Author: Regina Fackelmayer,Christa Unzer
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0735822654
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Release: 2009
Editor: North South Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mia is ready for Christmas except for a tree but on her way home with one, she stops to help an old man who has fallen, leaving the tree behind, and soon it is too late to find her tree, in a story about the real gifts of Christmas.