The Forest of Hands And Teeth

03 December 2009


Title: The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Author: Carrie Ryan
Stars: 2.5
Review by Kirthi
Summary by Book Flap

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?

My thoughts:
I have to say I'm very disappointed with this book. I had high hopes for it, with all the talk about it, and the popularity it's received. I thought Mary wasn't a developed character, and neither were the other characters. Carrie Ryan told the reader (me) and didn't show. The danger didn't really feel REAL, and the emotions weren't powerful. I just flipped through it, reading only with sheer will to finish. I do give points, however, for the romance (very sad ending) and the plot that wrapped around it.

6 thoughts:

  1. Great review!
    It's sad to hear this get bad review with all the hype.

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  2. So sad to hear this wasn't great. It's so sad when you find yourself reading a book just to finish.

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  3. Thank goodness! Someone else who didn't like this book. I'm totally with you on your review.

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  4. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who frowns upon The Forest of Hands and Teeth :D

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