Wednesday, 4 May 2011

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: The Forest of Hands and Teeth 3: The Dark and Hollow Places - Carrie Ryan

Release Date: 07/04/11


THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH introduced us to Mary and took us into her world - a world where decades after The Return mankind is hanging on to survival surrounded by the endless hordes of the undead; the Unconsecrated. A novel of extraordinary power and imagination, FOREST took you to the centre of a terrible future and showed you that even there the hardest decisions are the decisions of the heart. A companion novel, THE DEAD TOSSED WAVES, followed in Spring 2010 and this novel will continue Ryan's superb story. Perfect for readers looking for their next injection of supernatural thrills and dread, the series has already proved to be a word-of-mouth sensation, powered by extraordinary internet activity.


If you want a title that has break neck speed from start to finish, that won’t allow you to get your breath and one that really will keep you glued then you need to read this, the third part in Carrie Ryan’s debut trilogy. It has great characterisation, some wonderful twists and perhaps best of all a character that you can not only associate with but one that you care about what happens to.

Add to this some wonderful authorly sleight of hand, an almost wizardly use of words as well as a plot line that will entertain as well as thrill and you just have to get this book. All in a great read and one that sums up the series nicely although I wouldn’t recommend starting here, not only will you miss out on some great writing but some of the plot threads may well confuse as well as outfox you. I really can’t wait to see what Carrie returns to the pages with next.

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