Wednesday, December 15, 2010
"Waiting On" Wednesday 11
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to shine a spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
The Dark and Hollow Places
(Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 3)
By Carrie Ryan
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
To be released March 22, 2011
There are many things that Annah would like to forget: the look on her sister's face when she and Elias left her behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, her first glimpse of the horde as they found their way to 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 him to come home ever since. Without him, her life doesn't feel much different from that of the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Then she meets Catcher and everything feels alive again.
Except, Catcher has his own secrets—dark, terrifying truths that link him to a past Annah's 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 drenched in the blood of the living? Or is death the only escape from the Return's destruction?
— Amazon.com description
Yes, it's a zombie book. But you almost forget it as you get lost in the thrill of Carrie Ryan's writing. Her action sequences and tension are masterful, and the post-apocalyptic/Pilgrim-esque world she's created feels original. Definitely give this series a shot...assuming you can get past some flesh-eating gore. I mean, it is a zombie book.
We got Gabry's full story in the book 2, The Dead-Tossed Waves, so now it's time to see what became of her twin sister, Annah. Catcher was one of my favorite characters in the last book, and I can't wait to hear more of his story.
What book are you waiting on this Wednesday?