Sunday, July 3, 2011
Book 57 - The Dark and Hollow Places
My fifty-seventh book was The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan. It's the third book of the Forest of Hands and Teeth series. This book is about Annah, who is revealed in the last book to be a relative of someone in the series. Annah was devastated when Elias left her to join the Recruiters three years before this book starts. Since then, she has become hard and tough, having to learn to take care of herself even more. The scars she got from the barbed wire help keep people away from her, but the scars also give Annah a reason to keep people away from her. As she's planning to leave the Dark City, she sees something that makes her go back in. And when she gets back in, she sees that the city is being taken over by a Horde, thousands, maybe even millions, of Unconsecrated swarming over the city. And it turns out the only place that is safe is the Sanctuary, an island that is surrounded by a wall (the reader can only assume that the Dark City is New York and the Sanctuary is Manhattan). As she's trying to get there, she meets a mysterious stranger named Catcher who saves her from the Unconsecrated many times. As they try to get to the Sanctuary, Annah learns many things about Catcher, including that she might love him. This book was very hard to review without giving too many things away. This was my favorite book in the series. The other two were great, but this was much better.