Saturday, December 1, 2012


Review : The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Title: The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Series: The Forest of Hands an Teeth #1
Published:  Published February 9th 2010 by Delacorte Books
Format: Paperback, 308 Pages
Source: Bought via Amazon

"My mother use to tell me about the ocean."

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?

                                            The Forest of the Hands an Teeth - Goodreads

The Trailer for The Forest of the Hands and Teeth

My Thoughts

The only zombie book I've read was The Hollow's Series by Amanda Hocking.I avoid all spooky books because I prefer not to have not to wake up in the middle of the night and creep down the hall with a baseball bat because I heard some ungodly noise!The Forest of Hands and Teeth was seriously creepy  like check-under-your-bed-for-zombies-every-night creepy!
But it was definitely worth it!Carrie Ryan's writing is beautiful and captivating and it's almost as if you are there with Mary.

The first 100 or so pages were a bit too slow for my taste-And then BAM! the story picked up and it was totally kick-ass!
At the beginning I was just plain pissed at Mary because she seemed selfish and she was totally obsessed with getting to the ocean.It seemed like all she did was whine and she couldn't even make up her mind about Harry and Travis!
But it was her unwavering belief in the ocean that helped her get out of the forest alive.

I liked Travis better than Harry but the romance in this book was one hell of a mess and absolutely frustrating!

The ending was so sad and I felt that ending was a little rushed too.There were a lot of questions that were left unanswered-Hopefully the sequel will be able to fill in the blanks.

Overall it was a good book despite all the flaws,I'd pick up the sequel too but not anytime soon.

"Who are we if not the stories we pass down? What happens when there's no one left to tell those stories? To hear them? Who will ever know that I existed?”

The Author

Carrie Ryan is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed novel set decades after the zombie apocalypse: The Forest of Hands and Teeth.Carrie was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. During her time in high school she was: vice president of her class, a cheerleader, captain of the field hockey team and founder of the girls soccer team (she played on the boys team for a year until the school created the girls team).

My Rating


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  2. Forest of Hands and Teeth is one of my very favorites! I'm glad you liked it! You're questions will be answered in the next books, I promise:)


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