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The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan - Bogormen
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The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan
Title: The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Author: Carrie Ryan
Genre: Dystopian, Paranormal
Rating: 4.5/5
# pages: 308
Date read: April, 2010

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 about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, 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 in so much death?

I've always steered clear of books about zombies. They just don't appeal to me in the least. At least, not in theory. Turns out that it's a completely different matter in practise. I didn't know anything about this book before I started, which was probably a good idea, or I doubt I'd ever have picked it up, but - surprise, surprise - I ended up being completely unable to put it down!

It probably helped quite a bit that it wasn't your stereotypical zombie tale, but more a dystopian novel that just happened to include zombies. My biggest problem with the book was that I felt there were a lot of questions that didn't get answered. I'm hoping some of them will be addressed in the sequel.

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breathingbooks From: breathingbooks Date: May 1st, 2010 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I normally don't like zombie books, but I really liked that one too.
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