Monday, August 31, 2009

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Publisher: Delacorte
Category: Young Adult
320 Pages

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?

I don't like zombies at all. As in they scare the heck out of me. I saw the first Resident Evil movie and by the end I was shaking and I had nightmares for weeks. By the way, that was only a little over a year ago. >.>

I was going to read this book at first. I wasn't going to even touch it. I went to my local library and -volia!- it was there. So I picked it up. It was amazing. It was creepy, but also hauntingly beautiful.

I loved Marie. I wanted to shake her sometimes for being so flighty, but it was who she is so it's forgivable. All she wants is to see the mysterious ocean - something that is a reminder of the zombie-less times. I understood her desperation to the core.

The plot is amazing. The pace is nice - it falters occasionally, but overall it remains consistant. I can't wait to pick up The Dead-Tossed Waves due out in 2010!



1 comment:

  1. I loved this book! I'm generally not a zombie fan either, but this book didn't really seem like it was about zombies to me - it was just beautifully written. You should check out You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay if you haven't yet - that's another good zombie read, but it is lighter than TFoHT.