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 The Forest of Hands and Teeth
jenlynnbarnes
Posted: Aug 25 2008, 11:34 AM


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A rec for everyone, since you guys are always giving me great ones.

It's not out until 2009, but THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH by Carrie Ryan is absolutely fabulous- and unlike anything else I've ever read. It's set in a small village run by a religious sect after the Zombie Apocalypse. And yet, it's a dark literary romance- heartbreaking and heart-pounding and really lusciously written, all at once.

Here's the official summary:

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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 about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, 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 in so much death?
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sorahikaru13
Posted: Aug 26 2008, 01:26 AM


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I can't wait for this one!!

I'm tellin' you, Zombies are the new vampires.
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Mandy
Posted: Aug 26 2008, 11:43 AM


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lol NEVER!

Vamps > Zombies
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rhondastapleton
Posted: Aug 28 2008, 01:11 PM


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I got to read the first chapter of this novel, and I was instantly hooked. It's going to be a breakout, FANTASTIC story!!
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jenlynnbarnes
Posted: Mar 17 2009, 06:12 PM


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Bumping this up, because the book came out last week! I've hand sold it to about four different people, and I don't even work in a bookstore. I just hang out in them a lot.
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sorahikaru13
Posted: Mar 23 2009, 02:22 AM


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This one is at the top of my pile. I have to finsh Leaving Paradise, read Stargazer, then Forest. I can't wait to get to it!
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sorahikaru13
Posted: Apr 13 2009, 04:18 PM


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Ok, finally got to this and read it. And.... OMG!! Excuse the outburst, but it's deserved. I loved it!!

Here is my review that I put on Goodeads:


Incredible. Simply incredible. This is a heartwrenching story of survival, love and hope. And zombies. What more could you ask for in a book?

Mary lives in a village deep within the Forest of Hands and Teeth. This small village is, as far as everyone knows, mankinds last stronghold. Fences surround the streets and houses keeping back hordes of "Unconsecrated", who desperately want to get inside and infect the remaining humans. Their hunger and tenacity is terrifying, but it is a part of life that the people of the village must live with. All her life, Mary has heard tales from the Outside, from before the fences went up. Her mother told her of something called an Ocean and of buildings that touched the sky. She wants to believe that these things do truly exist, but it becomes more difficult every day as she feels the encroachment of the fences and her duties as a member of society. Mary's dreams become even more elusive after the loss of a life and a love. Just as she is about to give in to her fate and lose hope, a disaster strikes her village and she is forced to make a desperate escape into the unkown darkness of The Forest of Hands and Teeth. She and a small group of survivors are now in a race for survival that does not promise to lead all of them to safety. Mary is about to learn the true meanings of hope, faith, love and most of all, pain.


I recommend this to those who enjoyed The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins




I admit that I did cry.
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