Published by Delacourte Press
Date Published: March 10, 2009
In Mary’s world, there are simple truths.
- The Sisterhood always knows best.
- The Guardians will protect and serve.
- The Unconsecrated will never relent.
- And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village. The fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.
But slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power. And, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness.
Now she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded by so much death?
Too many words could be used to describe this book. Intriguing. Romantic. Darkness. Horror. Beauty. Love. Zombies. From the first page until the last sentence of the book, this book kept me on edge reading it until the early hours of the morning. I loved the idea of escape from death itself not once, not twice, but on every page! I would describe this book as a “post apocalyptic romance.” The characters were extremely well developed and I fell in love with Mary (the main character) for her dominance, independence, and beauty. It is always sad to see characters fall by the wayside (read and you will see what I mean) but death could not stop Mary from escape.