"Intelligent, dark and bewitching, The Forest of Hands and Teeth transitions effortlessly between horror and beauty. Mary's world is one that readers will not soon forget."
—Cassandra Clare, author of the Mortal Instruments trilogy
Well I picked up The Forest of Hands and Teeth (FHT) and it was mind blowing!!!
Before picking this up I've heard it mentioned on several sites. I even read the discription and was thinking...eeh...um...maybe later. But while on a trip to a Barnes and Noble my mom said: "We came here. Get a book."
"Ok! Ok! Mom, chill. I will get...um...The Forest of Hands and Teeth!"
When reading the discription:
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?
It sounded like a girl trying to get away from some dictating women rulers plus deal with some zombies. Throw in some deadly secrets, some Loverboy and there you go!
That, my friends, is only the beginning. This story is about a girl who sees past the lies. Past the fence surrounded by zombies. She has a destination( the ocean) and she's going to reach it.
This book had me teared up on page 26 and bawling on close to the ending.
There is romance in this book but the romance has a diffrent atmosphere to it. It definatly changes through out the book. How the author actually develops the realtionships are realistic and wonderful to read. She sort of has a triangle going on but this isn't the normal triangle. It has two brothers who are helplessly in love. But she only loves one so you can see how that can be heartbreaking, but things only heat up when she's having to marry the one she doesn't love. But like I said before, that's only the beginning of the book! Please don't get me wrong! This book has WAY more than just romance in it.
Of couse there are the Unconsecrated, zombies, always banging on the fence trying to get in. And maybe they do?
Mary,the main character, isn't always dreading the zombies, and I love that! She isnt's continually thinking: "Oh my God! They're are zombies at the fence! What do we do???"
No, and that makes it more realistic beacuse if you grew up with the zombies surrounding the fence you wouldn't freak out about them constantly either.
This book has experltely woven in love, dreams, desires, surival, and zombies with the kind of heart wrentching tell that will leave you reading until 4 AM even when you have school the next day! Whoh, that was a tiring day!
Anyway. I definantly recommend reading this.
Here's the authors website: http://www.carrieryan.com/books.php
Here's the youtube link to the AWESOME trailor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou1s3t6q2Q4
And once you've read it chck out Lifeline by Angels and Airwave. It reminds me of Mary and Harry=). For me anyway.