Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Pub. Date: March 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
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?
First let me start by saying it took me some time to write this review, I could not come up with words to do it justice. Carrie Ryan did a fantastic job with her first novel. The writing was terrific and the plot and characters were well developed. I was mesmerized through Mary’s observation of romance, family, friendship, and the unconsecrated. This novel grabs you by the teeth and hangs on until the end.
So, imagine how thrilled I was when I found out there is a second book in this series called The Dead-Tossed Waves and it comes out spring 2010. I can’t wait to read more of Carrie Ryan’s Novels.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars