The Forest of Hand and Teeth
The Forest of Hands and Teeth grabbed me from the first page and kept me enthralled to the last. A compellingly done zombie romance, it was kind of a mixture of The Village and Resident Evil with a twist of romance. The story takes place centuries from today in a small village that has been fenced off for the protection and survival of the citizens within. Surrounding these fences are the Unconsecrated, the unfortunate beings that have been infected with the zombie virus. For hundreds of years the people of the village have been protected by the Guardians, and been taught and ruled by the Sisterhood, a strange group of nuns that control everyone in the village as they keep their many secrets. The four main characters are 2 girls who have grown up as best friends, and the 2 brothers they have come to love. Those within have been told by the sisterhood that they are the last of humanity to survive the virus, but our 4 main characters will begin to learn the truth as an outsider is seen hidden by the Sisterhood. Soon the lies of the Sisterhood will become too much for them to bear.
Review by Stacey Cook