Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
This is the third book in the Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan. It should be consumed in one bite. I have never read such a gripping, thoughtful and suspenseful third book. Ever. While this book is a continuation of much of what happens in the second book, The Dead-Tossed Waves, it could still be considered a stand-alone, and this is partly what makes it so good. The intensity is at an all-time high in this book as it is told through the fierce Annah's eyes (Gabry's sister) as she makes her way alone in the Dark City. When she is reunited with her sister, the reunion is almost bitter sweet, for several reasons. (I won't tell you what they are though!) As the horde of Unconsecrated rain down around her, it seems like life is choked out of the Dark City. Annah and Gabry take one day at a time while they find themselves prisoners on an island without much hope of escaping. This book is not to be missed!