I finished this book up late last night, I don't if it added to the mood or not but this book felt so dark and lonely. I cannot imagine living in Mary's world, a village surrounded by a forest filled with zombies with only a fence separating the two. Carrie Ryan did a great job of making me feel exactly like the characters, I felt hopeless when they did and when they felt hope I did too. The writing was beautiful, it was distant but filled with emotion. I couldn't help but feel there wouldn't be a happily-ever-after for Mary and Travis, their world was just too 'not happy'. The ending was interesting, sad, and dare I say it, a little optimistic! I don't know what I would've done if it had been filled with nothing but death and 'The End' printed on the last page. I cannot wait to read the next book, even though this book is a bit on the depressing side I am still addicted to the story and I want to know more. Judging from the blurb to The Dead-Tossed Waves I am in for another somber story with a new heroine, Gabry. *Note* do not read the blurb if you have not read the first book, it doesn't give a lot away, but it's enough to know about the ending to The Forest of Hands and Teeth. A great late night read, but please be aware that this book is about zombies and a post-apocalyptic world, it's not a fairytale.
I give this book 4 owls!