Monday, October 24, 2011

The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan (CBR-III #40)

Cannonball Read III: Book #40/52
Published: 2011
Pages: 352 (16,353 total pages so far)
Genre: Young Adult/Zombie

Previous books in this series:

***Possible spoilers if you haven't read the first two books***

This is the third book in this teen zombie trilogy. I normally don't care for zombie stories, so I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed these books. I think they actually progressively got better too. In this third book, we follow Annah, Gabry's long-lost twin from the last book. She and Gabry got separated in the Forest of Hands and Teeth as children and Annah ended up scraping by in the Dark City with Elias (also from the last book).

They also really amped it up with a love QUADRANGLE instead of the love triangles we found in the first two books. It's also vaguely annoying and full of teen angst, but the story and plot are good enough to make up for it. Early in the book, Annah reunites with her twin as well as Catcher and Elias just as the Dark City is infiltrated by a massive hourde of the undead.

I thought this book did a great job of tying together the trilogy. I actually think it was my favorite of the three. There seems to be less teenage love drama and more suspense and action in each book. I also like how each book took place in a totally different environment, but still tied together key characters. It kept the series from getting too monotonous. Overall, a good read.

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