Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Forest Of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan
Author: Carrie Ryan
Publisher: Random House
Pages/Format: Audio Book
From the Back: 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? [[From Carrieryan.com]]
Review: I actually have the paperback of this book sitting up on my shelf, and I'd tried to read it a few times and I'd chicken out. Because, hello zombies? And, me with an over active imagination there was no telling that was going to go right down nightmare road. But listening to the audio book, allowed me to focus less on the Unconsecrated (zombies) and more on the story--even though they are a major part of the story. I fell in love with the main character Mary, and how she is always seeming to crave more, even when she's gotten the guy she wants, she still has that dream of the ocean. It is that dream that pushes her forward throughout the entire novel.
There are times when my heart dropped into my stomach, and times when it was beating so fast that I didn't want to go to sleep until they'd gotten out of that situation. And you know what? the Unconsecrated didn't bother me as much as I thought they would.
I cannot wait to dive into Dead-Tossed Waves! Book 2.
p.s. Have you checked out the trailer? Because, it is awesome.