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The Forest of Hands and Teeth

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

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?

2 Stars

Besides Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (which I’m not sure counts), this is my maiden voyage into zombie literature. Can I just start off by saying: YUCK, yuck, yuck, eeewwwwwwwww, GROSS!

The Ok:

The backstory of the sisterhood sounded intriguing, but I wished there had been more time spent on it. The heroine isn’t completely dependent on her love interest, she actually has a backbone.

The Bad:

As far as annoying love triangles (or quadrangle in this case) goes, this is one of the most annoying. She’s obsessed with someone else’s betrothed while she herself is betrothed. The two guys are both tripping over each other to be with her. Then, once she basically gets the guy she wants, she decides he isn’t good enough. Now, I’m all for heroines who aren’t dependent on their love interest *coughBellacough* but she’s basically willing to sacrifice all of her friends so she can see the ocean. *shakes head* Also, the zombie stuff kind of grossed me out sometimes, but in zombie literature that’s probably more of “it’s not you, it’s me.”

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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in 2 Stars, Reviews

 

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