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The Boy on the Bridge
The Boy on the Bridge | M. R. Carey
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catie_a_n
The Boy on the Bridge | M. R. Carey
Pickpick

This is another excellent book. However, there were a few minor plot holes, or inconsistencies with The Girl with all the Gifts. The epilogue is perfect though. So unexpected, and it really ties both books together.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Pickpick

A good, but not great, zombie book that is a prequel to The Girl with all the Gifts, which tbh I enjoyed a lot more than this. The world-building is fantastic, and it was fun to spend some more time in it. But the mysteries from the first book (that the child main character is a zombie and where these second generation zombies come from) are already known to you, so there isn't much new to discover. Finty Williams is a great narrator as always.

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Exbrarian
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It isn't often that the second book - a prequel, mostly, in this case - is better than the original story, but here we are. I loved it and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoyed The Girl With All the Gifts.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Ohhh, good to know! I did like TGWATG. 1mo
bookaholic1 Good to know, half way through the first one 1mo
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Cathy_J
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I really enjoyed The Girl With All The Gifts so I was excited to read this one. It was great and had me staying up past my bedtime to finish it 😴😊 Not my usual genre at all. On holidays at the moment so getting more reading time! Yay 😊 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Victoria_Clyne I loved both books too. Has made a fan of Carey. 3mo
Twainy I also enjoyed both books. I liked Fellside but it took me a bunch of pages to get sucked in. He has a 4th book that‘s on my TBL list too. 3mo
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MoniqueReads305
The Boy on the Bridge | M. R. Carey
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Trying to participate in #24b4Monday and listening to my audiobook on my commute to work. I normally don't listen to audiobooks on the way to work. Maybe that's why it takes me so long to complete them.

#currentlylistening #commuteread

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MoniqueReads305
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This is the first time in a long time that I have only one book on my Goodreads Currently Reading shelf.

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HeatherBookNerd
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Pickpick

I absolutely LOVED The Girl with All the Gifts, especially The excellent narration on the audiobook by Flinty Williams. So I was thrilled to listen to this companion book/prequel. It isn‘t quite as perfect as the first one, but it was pretty fantastic. Sat in my driveway to listen to the ending.

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thegenxmom
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"It seems appropriate that emotions should have recoil in the same way guns do, because after all they‘re just as dangerous."

#quote #quotes

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Cartoom
The Boy on the Bridge | M. R. Carey

‘Sanity is a suspended state, moored in nothing but itself. You test the ground an inch in front of you, move forward as though it‘s solid. But the whole world is in free fall and you‘re in free fall with it.

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Ms_T
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I really enjoyed this book and feel it‘s an admirable sequel to The Girl With All the Gifts. Carey‘s excellent writing portrayed really well the sense of isolation and jeopardy during the mission undertaken by the main characters. The story was gripping and would suit anyone who‘s a fan of zombie/dystopian/apocalyptic stories. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Peterfox123 I agree it‘s a worthy sequel. Having enjoyed TGWATG so much it was a worry. We discovered a film of TGWATG recently which is so-so compared to the book but still worth a look. 9mo
Ms_T @Peterfox123 I‘ve seen the film and I agree, it‘s okay but the book is better. 9mo
wckdtwstdsweetcandy ...thnx so mch 4 ths horrific (2 me neway) ovrsite...i now gotta new xcitn book tht i had no idea existd...thnx again🤘... 8mo
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Ms_T
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I have a busy Saturday followed by an evening out with a friend so no time to read today. However, I‘m #CurrentlyReading these three books (which will take me nicely to the end of the month) and enjoying them all immensely.

Cathythoughts Have a lovely day @Ms_T 10mo
Ms_T @Cathythoughts Thank you, lovely 😘 10mo
HeatherBookNerd I loved Girl with All the Gifts. Is Boy on the Bridge a good follow up? 10mo
Ms_T @HeatherBookNerd I‘m a third of the way through and it‘s really good so far. Definitely a follow up as it mentions occurrences from GWATG. 10mo
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DHill
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1. Teleport
2. The Boy On the Bridge. Liked it more as it went along but still prefer The Girl With All the Gifts.
3. Be kinder to myself
4. Wallander
5. 👍
#friyayintro

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DHill
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Pickpick

This started a little slow for me and the ending seemed a bit too nicely wrapped up, but the character portrayals and storyline were well developed. I recommend this to anyone who likes post-apocalyptic novels.

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DHill
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Morning reading before I have to take the dog to the groomer. I‘m finding this one to be a much slower read than The Girl With All the Gifts, which I loved. I haven‘t really connected with any of the characters yet. I‘m hoping it pulls me in soon.

Texreader Looking mighty fluffy!! 11mo
tammysue ❤️🐾 11mo
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DHill
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It‘s been a long but wonderful day spent with family. Finally getting a moment to sit and relax with a good book and my little cuddle puppy. #dogsoflitsy

britt_brooke Aw! 💚🐾 12mo
EchoLogical I loved the first book so much that I'm afraid to read this one! 😆 12mo
DHill Me too @EchoLogical but I decided to give it a try. One of my favorite books of 2018 was (edited) 12mo
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direcorgi
The Boy on the Bridge | M. R. Carey
Mehso-so

Found this difficult to get through. Writing style didn‘t mesh well with my brain, it felt disjointed. I couldn‘t picture the characters well so it was difficult to get into. Enjoyed the first book more, although some of the same problems existed.

BookishMarginalia Welcome to Litsy! It‘s great Bookish fun ! 13mo
direcorgi Thank you! :) 13mo
RaimeyGallant Good to know. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 12mo
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 12mo
direcorgi Thank you everyone, and for the resources @Chelleo ! Everyone is so awesomely helpful. :) 12mo
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Soubhiville
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Pickpick

For the first few chapters I thought I wasn‘t going to enjoy this one, which was disappointing as I loved GWATG. But as the story picked up I came to really like Khan and Greaves, and the different track this took than the first book. This wasn‘t quite as strong for me, but I still liked it a lot.

#zombies #Igor #catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen So cute !but I always wanna say you are sooo naked!😀❤️😻 14mo
LauraJ Kitty! It‘s been awhile. 14mo
Victoriahoperose I am loving your cat. Those eyes... so cute. 14mo
tammysue So adorable! 😻 My friend has two of these kitties. 14mo
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Soubhiville
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The tagged book and some Texas Gold herbal tea are my plans for tonight. I was able to go by and pick up some loose leaf teas from Texas Coffee Traders today. This is my favorite, I‘m excited for it to cool down a little so I can taste it. Even the smell is heavenly.

EchoLogical I just finished The Girl With All The Gifts and it blew my mind! I'm not sure I wanna read this one because it's a prequel. 😖 1y
Soubhiville @EchoLogical is it a prequel? I think it actually takes place a bit later, I can‘t get a grasp on the timeline... it‘s good though, and pretty different. 1y
EchoLogical @Soubhiville I browsed through the its Goodreads entry and I thought I read it was about the Rosie's expedition before Melanie and Co. found it but I could be confused. 1y
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Mdargusch I love special teas - does this one have flavoring? 1y
Soubhiville @EchoLogical ah, that helps give me some perspective! Thanks! Yes I think that sounds right! 1y
Soubhiville @Mdargusch it‘s a rooibos- cinnamon, orange, apple, hibiscus, clove, and a Little stevia, maybe some other things. But caffeine free 😊 and so yummy! 1y
Mdargusch That sounds so good! 1y
Bklover Your tea sounds yummy! 1y
LeahBergen Great mug! 1y
CoffeeNBooks @Soubhiville That sounds so good!! 1y
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Soubhiville
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It seems like the right time of year to read a zombie book. 🧟‍♀️ 🧟‍♂️

Blaire Is this the sequel to girl with all the gifts? 1y
Soubhiville @Blaire yes, but I don‘t think it has the same characters, I think it takes place 100 years later... not sure yet though. 1y
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HotMessJess
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The best book mark!

Joriebooks I love those bookmarks. They‘re all I use now. 1y
HotMessJess @Joriebooks they‘re the best! I‘m also only using these too! 1y
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HotMessJess
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Focus has been so difficult for me. I am so stressed and nervous right now! But last night I made a resolve: pick out ten books. Finish Boy on The Bridge and The Outside, then attack those 10 books before this kid comes. I can do this.

minkyb I‘m rooting for you! 1y
HotMessJess Thanks @minkyb !! It‘s been a trip and we had some less than stellar news yesterday, just keeping my mind busy now! 1y
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catsuit_mango
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Reason why I need to finish that book? Because it is just slightly too big to fit comfortably in my hand bag (I need to get back to ereading... The bag is bespoke for my ereader ;))

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catsuit_mango
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Starting my lunch break alone with a book :)

TrishB Alone with a book sounds great 😁 1y
catsuit_mango @TrishB sadly à co-worker arrived just after the picture... 1y
TrishB That‘s not the best! 1y
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HotMessJess
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This book nerd went on an adventure this weekend! Back in Lake Oswego and missing my home state always #OregonGrown #BookNerdWillTravel

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Jamesmelvinmitchell
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Pickpick

A great sequel to the book called The Girl with all the Gifts. A completely enjoyable story of the end of the world. And if you ever wondered what happened to Melanie (The Girl With all the Gifts) you get some answers at the end of this book. Characters are relatable and a few military jerks thrown in for fun. Great read.

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HotMessJess
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So, I‘ll be honest, I lost The Outsider somewhere in my house and haven‘t been able to finish..... that being said I ALSO lost this a couple months ago and was unable to finish but found it tonight and I am so excited! Back to it I guess 🤷🏼‍♀️ (ps thanks pregnancy brain)

Jamesmelvinmitchell I wish I could use that for an excuse. 😁 1y
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Geeklet
The Boy on the Bridge | M. R. Carey
Mehso-so

Man, I‘ve got to start listening to the Internet when it comes to book advice. I loved the first book in this series but this one just didn‘t do it for me. Prequels normally stink anyway and this one was no great exception. No characters really endear themselves to you and the journey just isn‘t interesting. The best part of the book is the epilogue which bridges the two books. My advice, just enjoy The Girl With All the Gifts as a stand-alone.

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Geeklet
The Boy on the Bridge | M. R. Carey

It‘s really hard to care about any of the characters in this prequel since their empty research vessel is in the first book. This one isn‘t grabbing me which is a shame. I loved The Girl With All the Gifts.

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whatrebeccasread
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Panpan

“The Boy on the Bridge” didn‘t offer much in terms of action, it was bland and it was slow. The characters weren‘t likeable and many of them were completely forgettable. While I appreciate getting to read the background story, this story has nothing on the first book and left me feeling really disappointed (and angry!). It‘s 2 stars from me!

My full review is up on my blog as usual! 📚

eeclayton Why did you mark it as a "pick" then? 1y
whatrebeccasread @eeclayton whoops!! Thanks for spotting that! I definitely wouldn't consider this one a pick! 1y
Mandigolightly Did you like Girl With All The Gifts? 1y
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whatrebeccasread @Mandigolightly I absolutely loved it! 1y
eeclayton @whatrebeccasread No problem :) 1y
readordierachel I felt the same. Loved the first book, thought this one was subpar 1y
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Djspens
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Pickpick

Just finished this, relaxing in the pool. Now to nap or go into the house for another book??? If you're a fan of The Walking Dead you'll like this author....

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Soozee
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The Boy on the Bridge
Broccoli
Pearl S Buck
Bewitched
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Bewitched 🖤 1y
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jackilynn
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Boy on the Bridge
Bacon
Bardugo, Leigh
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊💖 1y
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Djspens
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I'm so excited to start this! I'm a huge Walking Dead fan and read and loved The Girl With All the Gifts. #undead #hungries #theboyonthebridge

mrozzz Ahhh the hungries! Enjoy. 1y
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krismlars
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I am hooked on this book! But I *had* to take a break from reading last night to attend Cirque de Soleil LUZIA. Amazing!

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krismlars
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I think this is the third time I've downloaded this book from the library, and I am finally making the time to read it! I loved The Girl with All the Gifts. (Sidenote: today was my first anniversary at work, which means I have been in Boston for almost 53 weeks. Time flies, and there isn't enough of it to read all the books.)

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Ms_T
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Attention, UK Littens! #99pOnKindle

Peterfox123 Yay! The return of the "Hungries". I devoured this. Devoured! Geddit, geddit? 2y
Ms_T @Peterfox123 Hang on, I‘m just nipping over to Twitter for my tumbleweed. 2y
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AmyJ
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Pickpick

A great sequel that is every bit as enjoyable as the first. The concept of second generation hungries made wonder how that could happen, but as it wasn't a central point to the overall book, I was able to overlook it and viewed the new type of zombies as natural evolution of a new species. (The new species is partially explained in the epilogue)

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sam60
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"He had already learned to read, but now he learned the pleasure of stories which is like no other pleasure—the experience of slipping sideways into another world and living there for as long as you want to" ????
I'm in love with this book, this is what zombie storytelling should be!! #zombies #theboyonthebridge #mrcarey

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JaneyWaneyB
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Mehso-so

I loved TGWATG it was a brilliant book. I found in this book it was hard to warm to the characters and Carey's depiction of military personnel is one of people without feelings, they just follow orders and are cruel to civilians. The story is ok, little slow in places with interspersed action. I spent a lot of time trying to put the timeline with TGWATG. I may need to think on this book a bit more to see if I did overall enjoy it?

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jhod
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So tonight me and my book club had dinner with Mike Carey. What a lovely man. And the book is pretty good too! He told us his plans for his next couple of projects and answered all our questions about the writing process, favourite films, authors and tv shows and what writing a book with your wife and daughter is like. Lovely man!

Dragon So cool! I loved The Girl With All The Gifts. 2y
2BR02B That's so amazing! 2y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s exciting!! I thought MR Carey was a woman!! 2y
Ingerella Oh that's awesome! I loved Girl With All the Gifts too!! 2y
Itchyfeetreader Wow ! That is so cool - how did that come about? 2y
jhod Yes - it's very cool. His sister in law works with us. @dragon @2BR02B @merelybookish @Ingerella @Itchyfeetreader and he is just a completely down to earth guy! @JanuarieTimewalker13 that's funny! He did say his approach to female characters completely changed by writing two books with his wife and daughter. He has written loads - some under Mike Carey, but the latest under MR.... 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Yes, I‘ve noticed that men with daughters or a lot of sisters are different. They are more in tune with women, I believe. I have to read TGWATG. 2y
Cathythoughts Lucky bookclub 👍🏻sounds like a great evening 2y
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Sammidnightsun
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Pickpick

Loved it

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Sammidnightsun
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Hope it‘s as good as the first one

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HotMessJess
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It‘s my #fictionfriday read 🙌🏻. Hey, weekend. #dogsoflitsy

Soozee I read this recently. I now need to reread the Girl With all the Gifts to see how the stories fit together. 2y
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Kimmie
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Pickpick

Let the hungries continue!!! New characters new problems and new hungries

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HotMessJess
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Sunday Funday!

wanderinglynn Some cutie-pie awfully happy to be outside! ❤️🐶 2y
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JaneyWaneyB
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"Thank you," he says. "I'm very sorry to have slowed you down. We probably should go now. The town is on fire."

Ooh it has just got good! ?

#Zombies?#Hungries?#dystopia #SciFi? #fantasy #science #ReadingDay? #Booknerd? #Thriller? #suspense? #MRCarey #TheBoyOnTheBridge #TheGirlWithAllTheGifts #BritishLit?? #booklover

Traci1 I think I liked Girl just a teeny bit more, but this one was really really good. 2y
JaneyWaneyB @Traci1 it has been a bit of a slow start and I'm not warming to the characters like I did with Girl. I'm spending a lot of time trying to work out if it takes place before or during Girl 🤔 The action has just started so sticking with it Carey is easy to read 2y
Traci1 I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the timeline, too. 2y
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danimgill
The Boy on the Bridge | M. R. Carey
Mehso-so

The Girl with all the Gifts was AMAZING and stands as an all-time fave for me. This prequel, however? Not so much. It does fill in some plot holes and I do love this world MR Carey has built, but the pacing left a lot to be desired and not all the characters felt fleshed out enough. I loved the epilogue though and I‘ll appreciate this background when I inevitably reread TGWATG.

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danimgill
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I‘ve got the 5:30 am shift at the gym on a rainy Marathon Monday... I have a sneaking suspicion I‘ll be spending most of my time with this new read 😉

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EricaReads
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Spent the morning at my maternity hospital for tests (all is good at 33 weeks). Gave me lots of quality reading time!

AmyG How exciting! 2y
BarbaraBB Enjoy it while it lasts! Busy times ahead 💕 2y
EricaReads @BarbaraBB Haha this is my second, so I‘m well aware! But we leave our son with his grandparents for the long appointments 😜 2y
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BarbaraBB @EricaReads Your second! Congratulations! And enjoy 😘 2y
EricaReads @BarbaraBB Thank you! ❤️ 2y
GatheringBooks wowwwww!! happy infanticipating! :) 2y
EricaReads @GatheringBooks Haha, great word! Thanks! 2y
LauraBeth 💕💕 2y
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KnjiskiZmaj
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I think a good weekend is waiting for me ☕🤩😍

GarthRanzz That‘s my kind of weekend. Hopefully in less than 24 hours mine will be spent the same way. 2y
KnjiskiZmaj @GarthRanzz fingers crossed 🤞🤞🤞 2y
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