[Review] 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, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness.

Now 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 by so much death?

My thoughts?
People are usually into futuristic zombie apocalypse. It makes most of us giddy and excited. And for that reason that I tried Carrie Ryan’s debut book The Forest of Hands and Teeth. It turns out I was not disappointed. It became an interesting and exciting dystopian of a book.
The story is told by Mary, a girl who lives in a village in the middle of the Forest of Hands and Teeth where the Unconsecrated, the zombies, are swarming. It revolves around her and how she lives her life when the zombies are trying to get to her.
With that being said, I know it would already get you excited. Who doesn’t love an adventure of busting and killing the Unconsecrated? But the thing with Carrie Ryan’s book is that it’s realistic. There aren’t supernatural things going on, well not when zombies are just actually cannibalistic diseased stricken people, which is really possible with our wild imagination.
Ryan wrote a piece to, once again after many wild movies and stories, give us a glimpse to a life where people could be going against each other. Not in a warlike way, no, but a cannibalistic way. And of course, it would be boring as heck if there’d be no fight for the survival of humanity which of course would bring us into some excitement and agitation for our heroine’s survival. And in the process of surviving, you will see the inevitable change in her life and how she deals with it. It’s amazing that despite everyone thinking of her in a different way, she knows what she’ll do. For me, that makes her tough. She has a strong mind to keep herself to being sane.
This is a well written book. It’s definitely a great one.


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One response to “[Review] The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

  1. I own this book but I haven't had time to read it! I have listened to a little of the beginning of the audio when her mom is turned. I like your review, it makes me want to add my this book to the top of my to-read list!

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