Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Review: The Forest of Hands and Teeth By: Carrie Ryan

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mary has been told stories by her mother of the ocean, a distant memory of those confined and living within the village surrounded by the Unconsecrated. All Mary knows is that which the Sisterhood has taught, the Guardians that protect, and the need to explore - for there must be something more out there, the ocean must still be there. Living within a community that requires her either spoken for in a bonding, living with her family, or joining the ranks of the Sisterhood, Mary soon finds that none fit her. After her mother is bitten and chooses tho join those infested outside of the gate, her brother throws her out, and her "love" that she found in Travis is destroyed when he asks for her friend, she has no choice - the Sisterhood it is. Within the confines of the Cathedral, secrets are kept, and as Mary helps Travis heal a visitor from outside is taken in, hidden, and then destroyed by the Sisters. With the adventure of a post-virus world, through Mary's eyes and drive the reader is able to experience the chase of escape and the need for the ocean, for even as the tides of life change, so do the people with her.

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