Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan & Monster Review-A-Thon

“Do you ever think it’s the dead that have the happy ending? Just they don’t have to worry about surviving.”
“But they’re dead,” he says
“Yeah. That means they don’t have to remember anything.”
Elias shakes his head. “That means they can’t ever love.”
I snort. “So they don’t know loss.”

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Publish Date: March 22, 2011

Received: Purchased

Purchase a copy: Amazon

Goodreads Blurb:

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?

My Review:

This book is told from Gabry’s sister, Annah’s point of view. I was not so sure about Annah at first, but I ended up liking her more than Gabry in this book. I also enjoyed the sister relationship that had begun to form between the twins after so many years of being apart.

The boys…..Well, I was not a fan of Elias in this book and I will not tell you why…you will have to read the book. All I can say is that he made some not so good choices about other people’s lives with out including them in on it. We also find out a little more about the relationship between Annah & Elias, which made me not like him even more. Catcher….*SWOON* I liked Catcher in the last book more than I liked Elias for Gabry, but I am glad that Ms. Ryan kept him for Annah. They seem just about perfect for each other.

This is one of my absolute favorite trilogies. Even though I enjoyed this book, I enjoyed The Dead Tossed Waves more, to see my review go HERE

Thank you Ms. Ryan for creating this wonderful trilogy for the zombie lovers such as myself! I am going to have to look for a copy of  Hare Moon. Sad to see this story end, but it was the perfect ending!

Mini Challenge #4 Updating Review Lists

It is so funny that this should be the challenge for today. I have recently completed my review list and posted it on my blog to make it easier for followers to find reviews that I have done.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you should check it out! You can find it under the heading Reviewed Books 2011.



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