Sunday, September 12, 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, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness.

Now 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 by so much death?

The book started out a bit slow for me. Mary kept on narrating, and barely any dialogue was involved and the book felt a bit short. The book had a creep factor involved with the whole Forest of Hands and Teeth and how people died when the zombies from outside would come to attack. I was scared during those parts. I kept on wondering how woul dI live in something like that?

There was nothing huge that stood out to me about the characters. They were just ... characters. Mary cared for everyone and really loved Travis and you see their relationship evolve throughout the book. Everyone else was the same.

The plot was good, again nothing special, just a good read.

The ending was sad! It sisn't bring em to tears, but I felt scared and sad for Mary and what happens to everyone at the end. I promise you no spoliers, but it is a suprise.

The cover was okay. When I first saw it, I wished there was soemthing more involved with the forest, but the paperback cover, does involve that and I thought it was much better, and that's the version I have.

Overall, this book was okay if you're waiting for another book to come out and you want to pass the time.


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