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Dark hollow places ”Dark and Hollow Places” is the 3rd installment in Forest f Hands and Teeth series. The first book in the series was such a great story, then came the second book ”The Dead Tossed Waves” with completely different set of characters which failed to answer the questions from the first book. And then came this 3rd book, even though most of the characters are familiar, the story looses the track. I started skimming through the mid book because things were repeated over and over.  What a lousy sequel for a great story.

This story is about Annah, sister of Gabry from the second book. Elias went in search of Gabry leaving Annah behind, where she faces the loneliness and learns to live with it in the memory of her lover and long lost sister. But one day she meets her sister and come to know that her lover is no longer hers, now he is her sisters love,her own twin sister who just looks like her but more beautiful and scare less. She learns to live with it and she finds her love in Catcher who was heartbroken by her sister and who is immune to this walking dead infection. There are some people who wants to use his immunity to survive the horror.

My rating: 2 out of 5. It was very slow and repetitive. I had high hopes for this series but only first book in the series was good.

Hare MoonPrequels are new trend nowadays, every series comes up with a prequel at the end. But I wasn’t impressed by Hare Moon. It was a very quick read, only 40 pages. But Carrie Ryan has written this story quite a few times already in her other books and reading it again doesn’t make any sense. Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of ”Forest of Hands and Teeth” series, but prequel for this doesn’t feel complete somehow.

This book is about a young girl Tabitha and her struggle to get through the forest in search of other villages. As her village is surrounded by forest full of zombies, kept away by a fence she is not allowed to go anywhere out. When she sneaks out, past the gates and down the path into the Forest of Hands and Teeth she finds a village gate and a boy who taught her love. But love doesn’t exist in world like that where everything is surrounded by death. Tabitha as a sister of cathedral slowly realizes that what she has to sacrifice to live among the unconsecrated.

My rating: 2 out of 5. Everything is written in rushed manner and the feelings are incomplete. People who know Tabitha from the book ”Forest of Hands and Teeth” can try to know more about her by reading this book.

Dead tossed waves Forest of Hands and teeth is the first book in this series, different story line with zombies in it and protagonist female character made this book worth reading. Even though Dead Tossed waves is a good read, it is not as good as the first book. Here the main character of this story is lacking in the kick ass crazy department where in first book Mary gave justice to her character I didn’t find Graby ( the main character of 2nd book) doing the same thing. I found her as dependent cry baby who felt betrayed by everyone.

Graby lives a simple and safe life surrounded by ocean and forest. It is not that easy as it seems becuase this ocean and forest full of zombies always want to eat some flesh out of living things. But security and predicted life style makes it better place to live. But her friends are not like her, they always seek for adventure and fun. One day as a result of this fun and adventure her first crush is bitten by a zombie and half of her group is zombie and are dead. But that’s not all, she comes to know about lot of things like a secret her mom was keeping from her about her birth and forest,  a cult of religious zealots who worship the zombies. Graby can’t hide in her shell of protection forever, this secrets will drag her to forest to save her loved ones.

‘m torn with the rating I gave this book. It deserves more then three stars but I wouldn’t say I ‘really liked it’. I gave 4 starts to the fist book but this book as it was missing a lot of things i can’t say I really liked it. It was just a ”OK” sequel to keep you going with the series. My ratings: 3 out of 5.

the forest of hands and teethVery dark, chilling tale of those who can walk even after death, Zombies- who never stops. I really like reading about zombies after reading Walking Dead Comics and watching the series on TV. ”The Forest of Hands and Teeth” is a heart breaking and horrifying tale.

Mary, the main character, lives in a village there civilization has been set back by hundreds of years, because of   “The Return.” The village is surrounded by a fence which holds back the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Within the forest are Unconsecrated or simply you cal them zombies. Villagers live their life as zombies moan and push the fence everyday. But Mary has dreams of ocean from the day she saw a old photograph as a child. But no one believes in such thing anymore because no one knows what is there behind the forest of zombies. In between this she falls in love with a man whom she can’t have according to sisterhood. Sisterhood rules over the village as they help people to survive from zombies. But Mary finds out that there is some dark secret sisterhood is keeping from villagers. Before she could do anything about it the village is under attack from zombies. Mary and her friends run away through forest when everyone turns into zombies. Now Mary  has got her chance to explore what lies behind the forest and find a way to ocean.

I loved this book ♥ I am definitely going to read the remaining books in ”The Forest of Hands and Teeth” series. Highly recommended for people who loves to sink their teeth in zombie novels 🙂