Sunday, June 21, 2015
The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey
This is a rather different sort of zombie novel. In this book, the zombieism is caused by a fungus and the story is set in a facility where a doctor is studying children zombies who have retained the ability to think as opposed to the adult zombies who are controlled by the fungus and no longer really alive and human. Melanie is 10 years old and is a student in the school in the research facility and a subject of it's study although she does not realize what she is. When the facility is attacked and she escapes with the doctor, her favorite teacher and some soldiers, she slowly learns the truth about who and what she is even as the doctor furiously continues her research. Intriguing take on the zombie apocalypse theme.