Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Review: The Dark and Hollow Places

The Dark and Hollow Places
Carrie Ryan
Release Date: March 22, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Rating: 4.5 stars

There are many things that Annah would like to forget: the look on her sister's face before Annah left her behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, her first glimpse of the Horde as they swarmed the Dark City, the sear of the barbed wire that would scar her for life. But most of all, Annah would like to forget the morning Elias left her for the Recruiters.

Annah's world stopped that day, and she's been waiting for Elias to come home ever since. Somehow, without him, her life doesn't feel much different than the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Until she meets Catcher, and everything feels alive again.

But Catcher has his own secrets. Dark, terrifying truths that link him to a past Annah has longed to forget, and to a future too deadly to consider. And now it's up to Annah: can she continue to live in a world covered in the blood of the living? Or is death the only escape from the Return's destruction?
This series is one of my favorite dystopian series. (Second only to a series I think we all know). The Dark and Hollow Places was as fabulous as the others. I'm not sure if it's my favorite in the series, per say, but it makes an excellent edition to the series.

This installment is about Annah, Gabry's (The Dead-Tossed Waves) twin sister. I felt bad for Annah. Although, the dwelling on the self-pity thing did get anoying throughout the book. It was part of who she was, though.

The Dark and Hollow Places was just as captivating as the others. The story Carrie Ryan was spun is yet again a thrilling ride. After the first page I was addicted. The world that Ryan has created is scary at best, yet is very easy to imagine.

All I can say is that if you have not read this series yet, you need to. You won't regret

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear it! I'm reading The Dead Tossed Waves now and can't wait to read The Dark Hollow Places :)