Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Review: The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan

The Dark and Hollow Places 
  Carrie Ryan
Zombies, young adult

The story:

There are many things that Annah would like to forget: the look on her sister's face when she and Elias left her behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, her first glimpse of the horde as they found their way to the Dark City, the sear of the barbed wire that would scar her for life. But most of all, Annah would like to forget the morning Elias left her for the Recruiters. 

Annah's world stopped that day and she's been waiting for him to come home ever since. Without him, her life doesn't feel much different from that of the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Then she meets Catcher and everything feels alive again. 

Except, Catcher has his own secrets—dark, terrifying truths that link him to a past Annah's longed to forget, and to a future too deadly to consider. And now it's up to Annah—can she continue to live in a world drenched in the blood of the living? Or is death the only escape from the Return's destruction

The view of a book addict:

I loved this book! I was a huge fan of the first two books and I couldn’t wait to read the third book, I’m glad I wasn’t dissapointed. The story captured me from the first page to the last, I even kept myself awake last night to finish this book.

This book shows how stong the sense of survival is in people, even if they know that the chances that they’ll survive are limited they still try and that’s what makes this such a good story. The emotions and the things the people do for each other, give this story a heart in between all the dead.

The verdict of a book addict:

A great book! A great ending for a trilogy although I’m still curious about why the return hit. Maybe someday we’ll know.

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  1. Your review just confirms why I should read this series... Following your Tuesday Teaser, I downloaded book one on my kindle...:)

  2. I'm such a fan of this series! It's what got me into reading YA. Glad to hear the final book does the series justice!

  3. In some ways, I think, this was the best of the trilogy. It was very suspenseful and action packed. The characters were well tied to the other books, however, I think it would work well as a stand alone novel. The story was fun and exciting.


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