Synopsis: 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.
My review. Another good book by Carey with the hungrys and dystopian future. This book though is more than the synopsis. As much as it’s about the boy, Greaves, it’s about Dr Khan and her pregnancy in a very uncertain word and the journey to try and discover a cure.
I’ve been trying to work out a timescale against Girl with all the Gifts. In this one they haven’t yet discovered the second generation children but the basis of the plot is that here they do but do’t understand at first what is going on. Greaves is the one to realise, form a weird bond with the leader of these children. There’s an epilogue at the end with a grown up Melanie that is only 20 years after the events in this book. It seems such a short space of time. The epilogue opens up 2 new avenues for future books (to me anyway) of how we bridge that gap between book 1 and the epilogue and also what comes next because that seems quite an interesting idea too.
Back to this book though I found it dragged a bit more than the first one. If felt a bit harder to read and there were some parts I think could have been cut out. A bit more science in here that I like but overall I really enjoyed it. It was a good prequel to the first book.
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