Book: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Genre: YA Paranormal
For: Fun.. wait... this counts for the RIP IV Challenge!
Here's one of those books you've probably all read by now, so I'm not sure what to add. Except maybe that I truly don't know what I think about it!
It's the story of a girl, Mary, who lives in a village in the middle of a forest. The village is surrounded by a fence that keeps out the "unconsecrated." The village is run and maintained and controlled by the "sisterhood."
One day, after her mother is taken, Mary ends up living with the sisters. While she is there, a strange visitor shows up that makes Mary think that perhaps there are others out there like them. It's her dream to find them, and to see what else is out in the world that they don't know about. And then, of course, there's the problem of the two brothers!
So, yes, the "unconsecrated" are zombies, and I just don't get the zombie thing. They were over-the-top creepy. Lots of moments of major heebie jeebies. Yucky! Yeah, they aren't taking over vampires for me anytime soon!
But even with these intense parts, I felt like I didn't care about the characters and the plight as much as I ought to. It makes me crazy when this happens, because I don't know why it happens.
So overall, I liked the story. But it was a bit too creepy for me, and too sad, and the end was too vague.
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And here's an excellent book trailer that quite gives me the chills: