Friday, June 26, 2009

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
by Carrie Ryan

In Mary's world, there are simple truths.

The Sisterhood always knows best.

The Guardi
ans will protect and serve.

The Uncons
ecrated 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 vill
age 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 finished this book two nights ago and was really too stunned to write a review for it. This book read like a zombie movie. You were scared, you were desperate, and you were hopeful - along with Mary.

I'm still trying to understand Mary as a character, because she has two brother vying for her attention, but all she cares about is seeing the ocean again. The girl is never satisfied and always curious. I pondered this book for a day or so now and have tried to put myself in her shoes. How would you act if surrounded by Unconsecrated day and night, having to listen to their moans. I can't blame the girl for wanting to dream about a place where they can't touch her life.

5/5 roses

Check out this book trailer, very spooky!


  1. I so want to read this, but I can't get hold of it yet. I am hoping it will come in the library soon, otherwise I will have to succumb and buy it from Amazon.

    I love nothing better, than being scared out of my wits.

  2. This book is great. The whole part when you know who dies is so sad! Great review

  3. I really liked this one too and can't wait for the sequel/companion novel THE DEAD TOSSED WAVES.

    That's cool that you work at a library!

  4. I waited to read your review until I was done. I enjoyed it. Once it started moving, it just didn't stop and neither did Mary talking about the ocean.
    Anyway, here is my review.

  5. Lovely review. I really want to read this book and have read great reviews on it.

  6. I picked this book up without really understanding the review. Until I got home, and found out it was about Zombies. At first I was dissapointed, thinking it would turn out to be like a cheesy horror film, but I read it anyway. I was very surprised, and you are correct it leaves you scared, and desperate, and on the edge of your seat the whole way through, as stories, and pasts began to unfold. It too is a beautifully presented book. I recommend reading this one!


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