Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan - Review
Because it came out today I'm reposting my review because this is a book I've been waiting for and am delighted I can now start putting it into readers' eager hands.
Mary lives in a world bound by fences, with rules dictated by the Sisters, surrounded by the Unconsecrated, who are an ever-present, ever-encroaching, horrifying threat. Her mother dreamed about the ocean, and Mary holds on to this dream, despite everything. But she finds out the Sisters are keeping secrets. When the fences are breached, Mary has to decide how much she will sacrifice to follow her dream. Will she be able to choose between the brother she is betrothed to and the brother she loves? Between her village and a dream of an outside world?
This is a wonderful, compulsive, nail-biter of a book that will keep you reading late into the night (but with the lights on!) Not for the feint-hearted, this story about a zombie apocalypse asks questions that will haunt you. Still haunts me.
This is one not to miss. Oh, I hope there will be a sequel.
And you can see where I fall on the age-old question: zombies or unicorns!