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Friday, March 18, 2011

REVIEW: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan


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 about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, 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 in so much death?

About the Author

Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Carrie Ryan is a graduate of Williams College and Duke Law School. A former litigator, she now writes fulltime. She lives with her writer/lawyer boyfriend and two fat cats in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are not at all prepared for the zombie apocalypse. You can visit Carrie at www.carrieryan.com.


  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (February 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780385736824
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385736824


his post-apocalyptic tale had me asking "WHY" a lot during the first 100 pages. The story all seemed to fit together about what was beyond the fence by the end of the next 100 pages. I now know that this is the first installment of a series and by the last 100 pages I was dying to know how everything turns out. The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a nice departure from the many vampire young adults out there. Again, this one is probably not suitable for younger kids, since there are a few cuss words and some sex, but the older teens are going to love it.

Watch the trailer -- it does more in a few minutes than I could ever explain.


  1. I have read a lot of great things about this one, but I had never seen the trailer. That was awesome! Thanks! :0)

  2. That trailer was fab! I've never seen it before. If I didn't have a review book to finish I'd be picking my copy up right now!

  3. Sounds like something I would enjoy :) I really like the trailer! The cover though is a little bit on the creepy site (I mean the girl looks kind of scary.. but I guess that's how it was intended).
    Will check it our in the future! Thanks!

  4. I just read this book and I LOVED it

  5. I loved this book and the next one too. Nice review.



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