Monday, May 18, 2009

The Forest of Hands and Teeth The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
Zombies are the new Vampires! well, probably not. But this book certainly kept me on edge and gave me crazy zombie nightmares. Mary lives in a small fenced-in village in the middle of the Forest with Unconsecrated (read: ZOMBIES) moaning at the fences all day long. The Unconsecrated want to eat human flesh and create more zombies. In the first chapter Mary's mother is infected and Mary must watch her mother transform into a zombie before being released into the forest. ugh...bad day. Mary's existence is ruled by the Sisterhood, a religious order that governs over the village. While living with the Sisters, however, Mary discovers that there may be life outside the village. This reignites her hope in some day seeing the ocean, a mythical place that her many-greats grandmother is rumored to have visited. When Mary (and some others including the two men who love her--yes, it's also a romance) escape from the village after a zombie attack, she must convince the others that there is hope and there may be a world without the Unconsecrated.

This book is being optioned for a movie--it will definitely be a horror film (which mean I probably won't see it!!). I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes suspenseful books, romance or action scenes where zombie heads are being whacked off left and right.

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