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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Review: The Dark and Hollow Places

Title: The Dark and Hollow Places
Series: The Forest of Hands and Teeth # 3
Genre: Young Adult- Dystopian
Author: Carrie Ryan
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: March 22, 2011
Book: ARC sent by Publisher

"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 is one heck of a series. If anything it just keeps better and better. This is a continuation from the second book in Annah's point of view.  And I admit, it was one good POV. Annah is waiting. Waiting for Elias to come back to her. It's been year and he is still not there. She is determined to get back to her sister and begins looking for her. What Annah finds is not what she expected.

Let me tell you that Ms. Ryan did a great job describing the emotions off Annah. If one thing I enjoy in a book is being able to feel the characters as if my own. I like to read the story and walk in their feet. I felt Annah hearts in my hand. Annah is a strong girl and knows her place. She believes herself to be ugly and keeps all the guilt and hurt inside.

The reunion was...well mind blowing. Ms. Ryan did an excellent job describing and detailing everything. The hurt, the pain, the betrayal and most of the all, the jealousy. Even I was jealous at what I was reading! Ms. Ryan had a way of writing her characters to life. They felt so real,  I felt them.

Catcher is a guy who is also broken like Annah. I knew they had a instant connection it was just a matter of time of which would fall first. Catcher held Annah and gave her strength. They have both been hurt the same ways. They had a bond and shared the same pain. I am happy that they were able to confide in each other.

Overall this book is just AMAZING! Simply amazing and beautiful. I can't even began to describe how much this book is a page turner. A magical page turner that will turn your life upside down.

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!



  1. Okay, I'm jealous. I LOVE this series and cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this book! The Dead-Tossed Waves has been my favorite so far, but after your review I'm thinking this one might be even better!

  2. PS - I entered the contest... but I can't remember if I have entered it before lol If I *did* enter twice, please delete one so I am not disqualified :)

  3. This sounds amazing and I love the cover, but I'm not familiar with the series-- yet. :) Good review!

  4. oooh i didn't even know this was out yet!! i still need to read the first book!

  5. I need to read the first one still! Oh, I've been wanting this series so much. Hopefully I'll get them all at once! I need me some books! ;)

  6. I am so jealous. I cannot wait to read this one. :) I thnink it's one of my favourite series now.

  7. I really need to read the 2nd book so I can read this one. I was so impressed with Book 1. Thanks for the great review!

  8. Great review! For some reason I haven't read this series. I think I really need to.

  9. Awesome review Savy!!

    I gotta start this series! =D


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