The Forest of Hands and Teeth
by Carrie Ryan
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?
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.
Check out this book trailer, very spooky!