The Dark and Hollow Places
Zombies, young adult
There are many things that Annah would like to forget: the look on her sister’s face when she and Elias left her behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, her first glimpse of the horde as they found their way to the Dark City, the sear of the barbed wire that would scar her for life. But most of all, Annah would like to forget the morning Elias left her for the Recruiters.
Annah’s world stopped that day and she’s been waiting for him to come home ever since. Without him, her life doesn’t feel much different from that of the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Then she meets Catcher and everything feels alive again.
Except, Catcher has his own secrets—dark, terrifying truths that link him to a past Annah’s longed to forget, and to a future too deadly to consider. And now it’s up to Annah—can she continue to live in a world drenched in the blood of the living? Or is death the only escape from the Return’s destruction
The view of a book addict:
I loved this book! I was a huge fan of the first two books and I couldn’t wait to read the third book, I’m glad I wasn’t dissapointed. The story captured me from the first page to the last, I even kept myself awake last night to finish this book.
This book shows how stong the sense of survival is in people, even if they know that the chances that they’ll survive are limited they still try and that’s what makes this such a good story. The emotions and the things the people do for each other, give this story a heart in between all the dead.
The verdict of a book addict:
A great book! A great ending for a trilogy although I’m still curious about why the return hit. Maybe someday we’ll know.
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It’s Tuesday again so time for another Teaser Tuesday hosted by Should Be Reading
! Here is how it works:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
And here is my Teaser for this week:
Where they’re not too deep I wade out and use the shovel, digging it into their necks, pushing down and grunting with the effort of slicing through skin and severe bone. The heads roll a little and it’s hard to avoid their eyes.
I wonder if I’m somehow giving them peace
(The dark & hollow places by Carrie Ryan )
Series title: The forest of hands and teeth
How many books are there: 3
What is the series about:
Goodreads summary of the first book:
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?
Wich books have I read already?
This series made me fall in love with a new creature in books: Zombies. I’ve always been a fan of the zombie movies but I just didn’t know if I would like any books about them. So this was my first meeting with zombies in literature. I loved the book from the first page to the last and I couldn’t wait to start reading the next book. So I’ve read the first two books and I’m ashamed to say that I still have to order a copy of the third book
Are there more books coming?
To be honest I don’t know the answer to this question
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?
Review: Spoiler alert!!!!
So this is a story about zombies, but it isn’t all blood and gore it’s a beautiful story about survival. Mary lives in a world surrounded by fences, these fences keep the undead or Unconsecrated as they are called in the book out of the village. The story starts with mary telling about the ocean, how her mother told her stories about the ocean. She also tells us that her father has disappeared and everyone thinks he became one of the unconsecrated. Her mother searches for him everyday at the fences. And at the end of this chapter the first victim of the unconsecrated is a fact. Her mother is infected and she is giving the choice of the final death or become one of the residents of the fores of hand and teeth. After her mother dies her brother sends her to the sisterhood. Something Mary doesn’t want, she doesn’t believe in god anymore, here she falls in love with Travis but he will mary her best friend. For her comes his brother Harry he wants to marry her. In the time that she’s staying with the sisters she sees a new girl come into the village but only later will she find out that she has become one of the unconsecrated, but she’s diffrent, she’s faster than the others. On the day of her marriage to Harry the unconsecrated break through the fences. Mary gets away from the village through the only gate that has a path behind it. Together with Travis, Harry, her brother and his wife, her best friend, a dog and a child they saved they start to travel the path and try to find a way out to the outside world. This book doesn’t have a happy ending that leaves you with a fuzzy feeling.
I loved this book from page one, I wanted to know everything about the village and the people living there. How did they survive and what are they doing now to stay alive.This was my first zombie book so I didn’t know what to expect from it. After I got deeper into the story the story started to haunt me, even in my sleep I couldn’t get a rest from the book and the unconsecrated. I wanted to know what would happen next. I kept dreaming about the unconsecrated too, what would happen if something like this would really happen to us? I found the ending beautiful and I can’t wait to read the next book. It;s a beautiful and scary story it grips you and it won’t let you go until the last page. And even after reading the last page it still haunts you. If you are easily scared you should not read this book at night!
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