Little Name: Mirriam Neal
Big Story: Monster
Chosen By: Brian McBride
Goodreads Description: The year is 2053, and the world is recovering from Morbus, a plague that swept across the globe, destroying millions of lives. Eva Stewart is a promising young WorldCure scientist assigned to a facility in Alaska where she is made a Handler and given her own human Subject for research and experimentation. What she believes to be a step up in her career becomes a nightmare when she discovers writing on her Subject's wall. "I still have a soul." Soon, Eva is drawn into a horrific plot kept quiet by WorldCure, and as everything she knew collapses around her, she must discover the truth behind her Subject, her beliefs, and herself.
Why this story is such a big deal: I've known the author for a while now and was extremely excited when she released her debut novel, Monster, several weeks ago. I ordered it almost as soon as it was released and read it in no time at all. Monster is a thrilling roller-coaster ride. It was gripping, and epic, and intriguing, and an emotional monsoon. I see success not only for Miss Neal's future titles, but also big story, Monster.
About the Author: Mirriam Neal has been writing seriously since she was thirteen, although "seriously" might be taking it a bit far. She loves unique people, unique books, unique music, and plans to continue writing a wide variety of books for the rest of her life.
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