Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Dark and Hollow Places (The Forest of Hands and Teeth #3) by Carrie Ryan

I was lucky enough to find a copy of this book at my local library so I could finish this series.  Here is the cover and the Goodreads blurb:

There are many things that Annah would like to forget: the look on her sister's face before Annah left her behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, her first glimpse of the Horde as they swarmed 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 Elias to come home ever since. Somehow, without him, her life doesn't feel much different than the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Until she meets Catcher, and everything feels alive again.
But Catcher has his own secrets. Dark, terrifying truths that link him to a past Annah has 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 covered in the blood of the living? Or is death the only escape from the Return's destruction?
This book changes main characters again.  It's really interesting to see the past main characters from another character's eyes.  It makes them seem more real, more fallible.  Annah finds her long lost sister but they can't just be sisters again.  They have to get to know one another all over again.  Catcher is amazing in this book.  He has become so strong and willing to stand up for others.  He is so genuinely good.  Elias is pragmatic but Catcher is just so honestly good.  I loved him in this book.  I will warn you that there will be triggers for some people as there are references to rape and prostitution as well as graphic descriptions of murders.  This book also manages to be pretty philosophical.  I really enjoyed it.  It ended in a lovely way.  Hope you'll read it!

You can click here to find The Forest of Hands and Teeth series on Goodreads.  Carrie Ryan can be found on her website, on her blog, on Twitter and on Facebook.  I give The Dark and Hollow Places 4 Fairies for a lovely conclusion to a horrific series.

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