We have been amazed to see the overwhelming outpouring of love The Girl With All the Gifts. It’s not even out yet but it proves this will be the book that everyone will be talking about in 2014.
We wanted to show you a range of the incredible feedback we’ve been getting – from fellow authors, such as John Ajvide Lindqvist, the author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, from booksellers in the UK and from across the world, from people within publishing, and from just about every type of person you can think of. It’s amazing to see how many people this book is wowing well ahead of its publication.
Here is just a small selection of what people have been saying:
‘A great read that takes hold of you and doesn´t let go’
John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
‘Brilliant . . . Gripping right to the end’
SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author Carole Matthews
‘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
‘Kazuo Ishiguro meets The Walking Dead – I loved this’
SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author Jenny Colgan
‘Thrilling, heart-breaking and clever, this is an end of the world story with a difference . . . I loved this and would recommend it to everyone’
Lucy O’Connor, Waterstones, Walton-on-Thames
‘I’ve read this book without knowing much about it and I’m so glad I did . . . A great read that never runs out of scary surprises’
Claudia Sunderhauf , Waterstones, Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
‘A brilliant read; dark, disturbing and thought provoking . . . Melanie is wonderful, disturbing as hell but still wonderful . . . One to look out for in 2014’
Becky, Waterstones, Bedford
‘If you loved The Passage or are addicted to The Walking Dead this is one not to be missed . . . Tender and horrifying this book will make you reassess who’s human and who’s the real monster’
Rachelle Willey, Waterstones,East Grinstead
‘One of the best books I have read in absolutely ages. Completely brilliant and hugely recommended. Insanely good’
Antonia Hodgson, Editor-in-Chief, LBUK
‘I thought this was a hugely original, unsettling and deeply moving novel. Once you enter Melanie’s world you won’t want to put this book down until you reach the end. In my view, this is a novel with enormous breakout potential and it will be one of Little, Brown’s key titles next year.’
David Shelley, Publisher, LBUK
‘I was completely gripped from the first page to the last – and what a clever ending. This is an original novel that poses really interesting questions about what it means to be human, while never losing the reader’s total engagement with the brilliant cast of characters.’
Ursula Mackenzie, CEO, LBUK
‘I have already read – or perhaps consumed is a better word – The Girl With all the Gifts. While this is perfect for those that loved The Passage I think it has a bit of a deeper message and is quite disturbing and profound in the end. It will make the reader ponder some of the issues raised upon finishing I think’
Anita, Sales Rep, Hachette Australia
‘I now know what all the fuss is about. I am only a couple of hundred pages in but I quite honestly don’t think I’ve ever read anything quite like this before. Melanie is an incredible character and it is quite an unsettling story. It is beautifully written, I have shed a few tears already and parts have given me chills. Quite brilliant’
Julie, Sales Rep, Hachette Australia
Turned down a lunch date with actual people to sit alone with soup and read The Girl with All the Gifts. It's that good, for serious.
— Ami Greko (@ami_with_an_i) October 31, 2013
Wanted to get an early night last night but I was up until 2.30am reading The Girl With All The Gifts. Good book, stupid Ewa.
— Ewa SR (@EwaSR) November 23, 2013
Join in and see what all the fuss is about by reading extended extracts at The Girl With All The Gifts Facebook page.