Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
First off, does anyone else think "Jennifer Love Hewitt" when they see this version of the cover? That's who immediately comes to mind for me.
I've developed such a love of YA dystopian. I don't even know where it came from, probably Stephen King. I think he's responsible for all us 30-somethings that love these books so much. Back when we were little tykes we didn't have much in the way of YA so we were reading stuff like Stephen King at a very young age and had our impressionable minds warped and twisted (in such a delightful way).
I thought this book was fairly decent. I tore through it in about a day so it must have been good. I read it as part of my "It's my birthday I can read what I want to" weekend. When I was done, I immediately returned it to the library and put a hold on The Dead Tossed Waves.
My only issue with this book, was the relationship with Mary to the love interests. The whole brother swapping thing and throwing her best friend in there was not complicated, but brow-furrowing maybe? A head scratcher. I guess it just added some drama to the story.
If you aren't familiar with this series, this is the first book. The Dead Tossed Waves is next and the third book is called The Dark and Hollow Places and it'll be released March 2011.