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Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Genre: Science Fiction / Horror / YA/ Dystopian
Release: Delacorte Book for Young Readers, March 10, 2009
Sold by: Random House Digital
Buy the Book: Amazon

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....
Forest of Hands and Teeth is told on Mary's POV. I am impressed with the concept and love the postapocalyptic  timing. Yet the story drags with Mary's emotions. All the angst, doubts, anger with a touch of hormones. It gave the book the intensity and build up it needed when the village was over taken.  I liked it for the first part but having it all through out the book not so much.  But I did warm up to Mary although discontent with her life, the girl is hard headed and determined to seek the ocean and to see what else is outside their little village. I feel bad for the people around her, they love her enough to risk their lives but she could not reciprocate fully. I love the battle scenes with the Unconsecrated but I don't think it should be for 13 year old. It is both violent and graphic. The ending was... a blah for me, it was not spectacular nor special it judt left me with more questions, not enough for me to buy book two right away.

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