Monday, March 15, 2010

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

This is the first book I have read by Carrie Ryan, and I’m not sure if it’s hew first book, but it sure was good. You can’t find many books in the world about the Zombie Apocalypse, so The Forest of Hands and Teeth was definitely original. I put off reading The Forest of Hands and Teeth for months, practically a year. So when I asked one of my blogger friends what book I should read and she said this one, I was very reluctant. Oddly enough, I ended up devouring this. I finished reading it in less than twenty-four hours.
This book was an emotional roller coaster. One minute I would be laughing and the next I would practically in tears. Carrie sure knows how to write something action-packed though! Nearly nothing is more interesting to read than a book about Zombie’s.
Another thing I liked about this book was the character development throughout the whole thing. Nearly all the characters had made a drastic change in their attitudes. Mary (the main character) goes from being extremely opinionated to extraordinarily self centered to the point where she is willing to sacrifice herself to save the person she loves.

FTC- I received my ARC from an indie bookstore

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