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Description - The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780575094840
ISBN-10: 0575094842
Format: Paperback / softback
(215mm x 135mm x 29mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Gollancz
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan - Reviewed by (22 Oct 2011)

A great conclusion to The Forest Of Hands And Teeth series!

Carrie Ryan's style of writing continued to be vivid and incredibly emotive. The way she wrote Annah's narration and thought processes really evoked her voice. I really felt for Annah through all of her struggles.

Annah was a brave, strong, yet insecure protagonist. She was dynamic and realistic. She definitely developed as the story unfolded.

The plot was fast-paced and exciting. There wasn't a clear problem and solution, but a series of them to overcome; none predictable.

The world-building was thorough. The premise - essentially a zombie apocalypse - was executed uniquely, and the decayed, futuristic setting was described so clearly that I could imagine everything.

Though the romantic side of the book at times almost felt like Ryan was just pairing up loose characters, the sudden relationships forming was realistic given the characters' distressing situation.

The ending was realistic and satisfying. I'm glad all the work they did and all the ordeals they endured got the characters to a better place, literally and figuratively.

I give The Dark And Hollow Places a 4 out of 5.

Recommend it for fans of: the first two books in the series, The Forest Of Hands And Teeth and The Dead-Tossed Waves


Author Biography - Carrie Ryan

Carrie Ryan lives in North Carolina with her partner. She trained to be a lawyer before becoming a full-time writer.

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