THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH:
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Could You Sacrifice Love, Or Your Dream!
Bad things have happened, the world is changed. The dead walk amongst the living and the only thing separating them is the fence. A fence to keep the dead out, a fence to keep the living in.
Life in the village is about maintaining the fences, and maintaining the population. Love is a luxury not known to many, and dreams are stomped out as dangerous. Despite this Mary loves, she dreams.
Mary's life is filled with loss and sorrow, and as her world is turned to hell she starts to wonder if it is not because she refused to let go of love, and declined to give up her dreams. In a world surrounded by so much death, that forces you to kill the ones you love in order to survive, is it so wrong to love, to dream?
This stunning novel is at the same time both heart breaking and hopeful. There are dark and tender moments as it takes you on a rollercoaster ride of excitement, danger, intrigue and love. Beautifully written, you are not able to put this story down, haunting you till the last page.
Ultimately it is a story about a girl following her heart and her dreams, in a world consumed by death, even if it means leaving everything she has ever known behind. You almost forget it's a zombie book. With its perfect balance of horror and romance, this is a story everyone should read, wether your passion is horror, romance, fantasy or fiction.
Price (AU): $29.99
Recommended age: 15+
In a word: Zombies
Re-read it: probably
Star rating: five out of five