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The Dark and Hollow Places (Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 3) Hardcover – March 22, 2011

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Carrie RyanWhen I began writing The Forest of Hands and Teeth, I was pretty sure it wasn’t going to sell. Not only were there not a lot of zombie books being published, there certainly weren’t any set decades after the zombie apocalypse (that I knew of). But I kept writing anyway because my husband had suggested “Write what you love,” and what I loved was the idea of surviving in a world that’s so irrevocably different from the one we live in now where the existence of the walking dead isn’t an accepted reality.

Because really, aren’t we all--teens and adults--still trying to figure out how to bring meaning to our lives amidst the chaos of the world around us? I just added zombies to that chaos to heighten the stakes and pinpoint that part of ourselves that yearns to do more than merely exist.

They say that the increase in popularity of zombies can be tracked against worsening economic circumstances; the stock market takes a dive, zombies start to rise. For me, as a zombie fan and an author of zombie books and stories, that’s at least one positive aspect of the past several years. I feel lucky that my debut novel was able to ride the swell of zombie popularity--it allowed me to quit my job as a lawyer and write more stories set in the world I’d created including The Dead-Tossed Waves and The Dark and Hollow Places which released this month.

But more than that, as someone who definitely did not grow up a fan of monsters and scary movies, I get a thrill every time someone says, “I never thought I’d read a zombie story, much less like it, but I loved yours.” My husband expanded my horizons when he convinced me to go see that first zombie movie on one of our earliest dates. I’m glad that, because of my books, someone else out there may become as voracious a fan as I am.

When I began writing The Forest of Hands and Teeth, I was pretty sure it wasn’t going to sell. Not only were there not a lot of zombie books being published, there certainly weren’t any set decades after the zombie apocalypse (that I knew of). But I kept writing anyway because my husband had suggested “Write what you love,” and what I loved was the idea of surviving in a world that’s so irrevocably different from the one we live in now where the existence of the walking dead isn’t an accepted reality.

About the Author

   CARRIE RYAN is the New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy that includes The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Dead-Tossed Waves, The Dark and Hollow Places, and the original ebook Hare Moon. She has edited the short story anthology Foretold: 14 Stories of Prophecy and Prediction and contributed to many other story collections herself, including Zombies vs. Unicorns, Kiss Me Deadly, and Enthralled. Her work has been translated into over eighteen languages and her first novel is in production as a major motion picture. Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Carrie is a graduate of Williams College and Duke University School of Law. A former litigator, she now writes full time and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit her at CarrieRyan.com.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (March 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385738595
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385738590
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.3 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #878,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jennifer Rossi on May 4, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The book begins with an emotional, not action-oriented, bang. Right from the start we see exactly what is at Annah's core and the rest of the story deconstructs what we see in the first chapter, removing layer by layer the hard outer shell she has constructed around her heart. Annah is, by far, Ms. Ryan's most mature and well-developed protagonist to date. She is intelligent, sometimes (appropriately) naive, vulnerable, and street savvy. We are given so many reason to care about her and her survival even when she's being a bit dramatic (what teen isn't?) or indecisive (what human isn't?). What I found I liked best about Annah is that she is very real. She is a girl who could be set into any time or place and resonate perfectly.

I was pleased with how Ms. Ryan has grown up her other characters, especially Gabry who seems to have finally made a choice she is willing to live with for a good long time. One of my frustrations with being in her head (for Dead Tossed Waves) was that she flip-flopped so much between the two guys that I finally didn't care who she picked as long as she did it and stopped thinking about it in the middle of a zombie infested present. This time around, Gabry has matured and is even able to express more of her innate sweet nature and true romantic sensibilities.

I was pleasantly surprised with how the Ms. Ryan progressed the relationship between Annah and everyone she comes in contact with, especially Catcher who has his own wounded character to overcome. Catcher is now my absolute favorite of Ms. Ryan's male characters. He's got the whole dark and brooding with a hidden soft spot down pat and he's been written so well that it doesn't ring false in any way.
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In The Forest of Hands and Teeth and even Dead Tossed Waves our view of the world is very limited. The characters are all hemmed in by the fences. Their whole worlds are their villages then what's inside of the gates. We don't really get to see how the rest of the world survives and is dealing. It's in human nature to be greedy and selfish, so I was fascinated in Dead Tossed Waves at the mention of the Dark City. Certainly we would be able to see how humanity (those not `protected' by the gates and fences) survived. We definitely get a look at that in this book.

Annah (Gabry's twin) lives in the Dark City. Her view is vastly different than Mary's longing for more and Gabry's need for safety. No Annah lives in a scary world where the unconsecrated aren't the worst threats out there. Annah also is angry and hurt that Elias left, but is constantly waiting for him to return to her. She misses her twin, she misses Elias... but she is so brave and instinctual when it comes to her decisions. Elias isn't so pretty from Annah's perspective, but we see Catcher all over again through her eyes. The zombies in this book are a little more `real' then before, we see more of them, and many encounters remind me of Mary's with the girl in the red vest/jacket. Very eerie, and very sad.

At the end of the Forest of Hands and Teeth I cried (something I rarely do with books) because it was like... is this it? Mary lost so much, gave up so much and this is it? A beach covered with bodies and no end in sight? At the end of Dead Tossed Waves I found myself worried for Annah and especially Catcher as he represents a new aspect and twist of the infection. At the end of The Dark and Hollow Places I was again filled with this horrible empty feeling... is this it?
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The most common description I hear about this trilogy is how scary the first two books were. Being pretty squeamish when it comes to horror, it surprises me that I haven't found them particularly frightening. I don't really have any specific reason I can give for why; perhaps my mind just glossed over those bits everyone found so horrifying. Suffice it to say, I definitely can't say that about this book. I literally felt my heart rate increase during some chapters and I think I may have developed a crippling fear of the dark! Without a doubt this is certainly the most intense of the trilogy.

I also think Ryan has just continued to improve as a writer. The plot is gripping and fast-paced and fully laden with suspense. I also was pleased to see some of the threads from the previous books resolved, but it still irritates me that there's yet another love triangle. This one isn't as in-your-face the entire book and could be argued doesn't technically exist because Annah keeps internally admitting she's not in love with Elias. (Though, she waffles back and forth on that so much, I find that argument shaky at best.) Just the fact that this exact thing has been done before with other characters in both previous books, I couldn't help but groan that it emerged yet again. At least all the coupling gets resolved, so that's certainly not nothing.

Ryan also pushes the line at crossing over from young adult in this book. The level and extent of violence in this book is a big notch above the others. I suppose it's assumed in a post-apocalyptic world that things like torture and rape are going on, but while the one is merely alluded to the other is presented quite boldly.
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