The Dark and Hollow Places (Forest of Hands and Teeth Novel)
By Carrie Ryan
Summary: Annah, tired of waiting for Elias to come back and desperate to find her sister, attempts to leave the Dark City. But when she tries, she catches a glimpse of a girl who looks just like her, but beautiful and unscarred. Elias is back, with her sister and a mysterious and complicated guy named Catcher. They also bring with them an awoken hoard about to devour the City Annah calls home. If they are to get out alive Annah must come to terms with Elias’ relationship with her sister, learn her own strength and find something to live for in Catcher.
Review: The Dark and Hollow Places has everything readers love about Ryan’s stories: zombies, love triangles and heart stopping, page turning action. While I’ll admit I didn’t connect as well to Annah’s voice as I did to Garby’s and I missed the connection with Mary’s story, there was still a lot to love in this final chapter. I liked the bleakness of the world married with the hope of the little group who refused to give up. Despite there being happiness and completion to the characters’ stories, the novel is still very gritty, staying true to the original two books. I would recommend reading the other two books again if it’s been a while; the story jumps to a different character and doesn’t put a lot of time into explaining connections. It took a while for me to remember what was going on. However, a solid ending to one of my most favourite series.
Author website: http://www.carrieryan.com/
Cover: 4/4 (fits perfectly with the rest of the series)
Grade Level: S