Here's a blurb from Ms. Ryan's website: Gabry lives a quiet life, secure in her town next to the sea and behind the Barrier. She's content to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. Home is all she's ever known, and all she needs for happiness.
But life after
the Return is never safe, and there are threats even the Barrier can't hold
Gabry's mother thought she left her secrets behind in the Forest
of Hands and Teeth, but like the dead in their world, secrets don't stay buried.
And now, Gabry's world is crumbling.
One night beyond the Barrier...
One boy Gabry's known forever and one veiled in mystery...
reckless moment, and half of Gabry's generation is dead, the other half
Gabry knows only one thing: if she is to have any hope of a
future, she must face the forest of her mother's past.
This is the second in the series of the Forest of Hands and Teeth books. I loved the first book and this one did not disappoint either. Carrie Ryan sucks you in with her writing. Each chapter ends with you dying to turn the page and keep reading. Her descriptions have you visualizing everything clearly and when the characters are desperately trying to get away, your heart is pounding almost as hard as theirs.
Gabry is a great main character. She's so much stronger than she realizes. It's nice to get a glimpse of Mary from the first book as well. I loved how the storylines would tie together to make you feel as though you were coming full circle with it all.
I never thought I could get into zombie stories. However, I'm a convert. I really do love these books. They have a wonderful love story woven around the fact that there are undead everywhere. I'm giving this one 5 fleshy kisses!