The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan

The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan. Read in January 2011. Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. ARC provided by publisher at ALA Midwinter 2011.

A Fast Five review:

1. The Forest of Hands and Teeth remains my favorite in this trilogy just because I was so enveloped in the setting, but I did like this one more than the second.

2. Set in New York City, the location creep-factor is completely different from the other two. If you are familiar with NYC, you know the landmarks and it feels that much closer to home. I love that Ms. Ryan put all three novels in such different settings: forest, beach, and big city, but NYC is known which ups the ante.

3. Annah, the twin sister of Gabry from book two, is the main character here. I really liked Annah, certainly more than I liked Gabry. She’s had a much rougher go at it than Gabry has, and is damaged from her experiences, but also much stronger.

4. I really enjoyed the way Ms. Ryan handled the romantic relationships in Places. Each is allowed to grow on its own; there are no triangles or other silliness.

5. I thought this was a great ending to this series. I never would have expected to read a zombie trilogy and enjoy it so much. The last 75 pages (or so) had me glued to the book. I stayed up far too late to finish it because once I hit a certain point, sleep was just not an option. The ending is hopeful without cleaning the big zombie-mess up…which is also a little terrifying to know that any future the survivors face will still have the Unconsecrated within it.

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2 responses to “The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan

  1. This is one of my all time favorite series as well. I just adore that all of the books tie together but are so different in character and setting.

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