Saturday, July 9, 2011
The Unconsecrated aka Zombies
While reading the first one in the series I found myself (several times) unsure if Mary was going to make it. She had some close calls, and it didn't end the way I wanted or expected it to end. I was actually impressed that I wasn't able to predict the storyline. I did find myself losing hope for Mary, and that's exactly how she felt at times. I was wondering where this story was going to go; I found myself seeing the story end in a dead end, like the many paths they took in the story. However, while reading I knew this was the first in a series, so I figured Mary had to survive. What I didn't know is that the 3 books in the series all have different characters in them. They all deal with "after the Return," but the locations and the people in the stories vary. I am now actually glad Ryan chose to write the series this way. It makes me want to read the remaining books in the series to see how the locations and characters' experiences vary from Mary's in The Forest of Hands and Teeth.
If you are looking for a different story, then you should pick up Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I think you will be pleasantly surprised, just like I was.