Monday, July 4, 2011

The Forest of Hands and Teeth Review

310 pages
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?

I loved this book! It is soooo creepy and adventurous that I couldn't put it down. Mary is a strong female heroine who questions things about the way she lives in the village and is ready to explore and break boundaries. The love between Mary and Travis in this book is deep even though Mary at the same time is a character who doesn't let love stop her from experiencing life. The Sisterhood control the village with an iron fist but Mary always believed that there is a world outside the village and that they aren't the last existing people like the Sisterhood has told them. Mary dreams of seeing the ocean even though most people in the village don't believe it exists. The Unconsecrated are the creepiest part of this book. Fences have been built to keep them out but they will never stop trying to get in. They definitely add to the adventure part of this novel. This book is an exciting read and I recommend it to anyone fond of dystopian novels.


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