"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 much death?

My Thoughts:

 I’m not really a zombie fan, but this was a great book.  There is a love story intertwined into this horror.  It reminded me a lot of The Night of the Living Dead.  I’ve mentioned before that my favorite types of books are the ones that have an effect on my emotions, this book had me scared and had me crying at certain points when characters were experiencing loss in their lives.  It ended pretty suddenly, like there should have been more to it, one minute there’s action scene and the next the end.  It just ended!  Maybe the author did it on purpose because I just finished the book last night and have already started the second book to see what happens next.  I recommend this book to those who love horror stories!


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