Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan 3***

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 it's 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 the Hands and Teeth.

Well... what can I say... wasn't quite what I was expecting, but then I'm not really sure what I was expecting.It's a bit like the Village/I am Legend, wasn't really my cup of tea, but for those of you that like zombie type books you'll enjoy reading this one.

The concept of the story was interesting but I found the plot a little slow at times, yet I still had this morbid fascination to see how it all ended, and even then I was a little disappointed. It is a bleak kind of story, but also a story of humanities need to survive.

I personally wouldn't pick it up again... but I'm not into zombies either...!


Irish said...

I have a totally different cover for this book ........ I cannot wait to read this one ........ And see if I agree with ya :) ....... I definately think you should sign up for the 999 challenge ..... Cos you are flying throught the books ...

Irish said...

It will be interesting to see how the rest of the book club think about my choice of The Road later on in the year ....... lol

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