What Once We Feared by Carrie Ryan (Forest of Hands and Teeth Novella)

14 Sep


I honestly am not sure what the exact point of this novella was because it didn’t offer anything new or original to the Forest of Hands and Teeth series. It’s basically the story of a few random people and how they survive the first onslaught of zombies.

There is nothing original about the storyline at all. It’s your atypical zombie apocalypse scenario and the character’s are so stereotypical and cliché it’s embarrassing. The weak one, the funny one, the strong but on the inside not strong one, blah, blah,blah. And then….

They all die.

The End.

I’m not even kidding. That’s it. We meet a few randomers, they hole up in an apartment to get away from crazy zombies, two pages later they starve to death. Bye bye. We don’t learn anything about how the villages and civilisations came about in the series. We don’t see any of the characters from the books. We don’t learn how or why people decided to turn crazy and eat each other. Nothing.

Disappointing with a capital D.


Posted by on September 14, 2013 in Book Review


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3 responses to “What Once We Feared by Carrie Ryan (Forest of Hands and Teeth Novella)

  1. shannonigen

    September 15, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Thanks for reviewing! I was going to read this, but now I won’t waste my time.

  2. storytimewithbuffy

    September 16, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I really liked Forest of Hands and Teeth. I thought that it was unique and had potential. I was really disappointed by The Dead-Tossed Waves and no longer have a desire to read any of Carrie Ryan’s work. Thanks for the heads-up!

  3. Arlasworld

    September 21, 2013 at 10:20 am

    No problem guys! Disappointed to hear that The Dead – Tossed Waves didn’t live up to your expectations. I have this uncontrollable need to read all books in a series if I start it at all so I’m afraid I’ll be reading it regardless….Sigh….


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