Aug 12, 2009

Today's Book: The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan


How awesome is that!
This is one of the best book trailers I've ever seen!

My Opinion:

The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a very exciting book, filled with mystery, romance, action, and of course, zombies -or how Carrie called them: the Unconsecrated.
The postapocalyptic world that Ryan created was very believable, and I was able to relate to Mary's longing to see the Outside world, her dreams to see the ocean, a thing that sounded like something out of a fairy tale, too beautiful to be real.
I loved how driven Mary was, she always knew what had to be done in order to get what she wanted. However, she never left those whom she loved aside, but instead, she pushed them forward, made them keep going. Reminded them that hope was not at all lost, that they could -and would- find it once more.
Whatever obstacles Mary encountered, she always knew how to get past them, and this made me root for her throughout this book.

Ryan wrote a very dynamic tale, and when you thought you knew what was coming, she'd spin the story into something else, something either beautiful or very frightening.

If you still haven't read The Forest of Hands and Teeth, shame on you!

Monkey Rating: 5 Monkeys!


*I thank Diane @ The Book Resort for this book, which I won in one of her giveaways.
Thanks Diane!*

Author's Website? (blog)

Fun Facts:

Movie News!
Seven Star Pictures has picked up the film rights for The Forest of Hands and Teeth! Publishers Weekly has more information on the deal here where they report that "Supposedly Seven Star is developing the project for an-as-yet-unnamed A-list starlet, and fast-tracking the project with a first draft of the screenplay already in the works." More information on the Seven Star Pictures website here.

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (March 10, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385736819
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385736817
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
Get It!
-From Amazon
-From Powell's Books
-From B&N


4 monkey thought (s):

wdebo said...

Sounds great, I've been dying to read this book!!!!

Juju said...

Ooo dang that looks good but scary. I'm such a chicken.

Ella Press said...

GREAT book!
Do read it!

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