Friday, April 22, 2011

BOOK REVIEW - THE DARK AND HOLLOW PLACES by CARRIE RYAN - THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH # 3


By : Carrie Ryan
Published By : Orion Books
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback , 374 Pages

RATING : 5 CATCHER STARS!!!!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

There are many things that Annah would like to forget: the look on her sister's face before Annah left her behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, her first glimpse of the Horde as they swarmed the Dark City, the sear of the barbed wire that would scar her for life. But most of all, Annah would like to forget the morning Elias left her for the Recruiters.
Annah's world stopped that day, and she's been waiting for Elias to come home ever since. Somehow, without him, her life doesn't feel much different than the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Until she meets Catcher, and everything feels alive again.


BOOK REVIEW:



Ms Ryan , you sure know how to keep a girl on the edge of her seat. The Forest Of Hands And Teeth # 1, was an insanely tense read all that moaning and banging away at the fences, being chased, always trying to survive. The heartache and loss.


The Dead Tossed Waves # 2 had me petrified of being bitten, chased by a Breaker ( after watching Zombieland the movie, no way is my Cardio Rule # 1 up to par to escape one of those) and that Moshpit of Mudo’s at the bridge..lordy....* whispers* that was only the beginning....


The Dark And Hollow Places was the most intense read I have read to date. I was beginning to feel like all was lost, hopeless, as the reader I was devastated at how I,  the reader could survive...lol!! How was this ever going to be a better life? Those tunnels, the darkness, the ...subway.....crikey !!!


Annah, Gabry aka Abigails sister, crikey, did Carrie put that girl through the ringer in this book. I do have my list of books-made-into-a-movie and it’s getting longer. The Forest Of Hands And Teeth series, wow!! if the frantic, tense emotions could be transformed onto the big screen..wow!!


These are YA genre books, some of my favourites. They are intense, fast paced, emotional reads. You really ‘feel’ like you are in the moment. Catcher has climbed the ladder with my respect for him in this book. The weight on his shoulders is enormous. Elias, oh I loved him dearly in The Dead Tossed Waves, but he has to do what he has to do to survive, and it’s not easy his choices in this book. Gabry takes more of a backseat. This book is Annah’s. Carrie made Annah truly work to survive. Man can be a worst enemy than the Mudo’s given against all odds circumstances. It is very frightening how Carrie portrays her world she has built for the reader. It really makes you think!!!


I can’t recommend this series enough. Carrie has the awesomesauce when it comes to writing a realistic world of man pitted against man. Lets just hope that our world as we know it never becomes Annah’s, Gabry’s, Catcher’s, Elias’s.......


The last few chapters of this book are truly nail biting, hence I have no nails left...I had to remember I wasn’t Annah..lol!!

The book finished the series so well....but I can't help thinking there was a brilliant idea for book 4 ( not that there is one as it's a Trilogy 1+2= 3 ) location wise with where they were ending up...oh yeah..scaaaaarrrreeeeyyyy .

If you haven't opened up this series yet and immersed yourself in the world Carrie has made for her characters to strive to survive in..well you darn well better....just saying:D



Michelle


1 comment:

  1. I've been anticipating and counting down the clock for this book and it didn't disappoint! All the character from the previous books come full circle. Frustrating at times because i took up issue with the character named Elias,you'll understand when you read it, trust me! Overall I'm so glad that this series has manifested itself to be pretty amazing.

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