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Sunday, August 21, 2011
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Finally, something that isn't by John Green and isn't realistic fiction for you...
The Forest of Hands and Teeth is, first of all, a zombie apocalypse novel. Second, it's a romance novel.
Mary lives in a small village where the Sisterhood reigns supreme, forcing everybody into their beliefs. Basically, there are a few things that you don't go against, and the Sisterhood is one of them.
And then the fence surrounding Mary's villaige is breached by the Unconsecrated-the zombies that push against the fence every moment of the day, trying to gain entry. Mary's world is thrown into chaos.
This book is written beautifully...it's like so much thought was put into every single sentence so that it would be constructed perfectly. It's thrilling, gripping, and sad all in the same breath. If you are looking for a book that will keep you turning the pages until you get to the final, pick up this book.