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The Dark and Hollow Places (The Forest of Hands and Teeth #3)

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  20,227 Ratings  ·  1,917 Reviews
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.  
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Published March 22nd 2011 by Listening Library (Audio)
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Sally I'm reading this one after having read 1&2 so long ago that i'm finding it hard to remember all that went on! It actually recalls some of the…moreI'm reading this one after having read 1&2 so long ago that i'm finding it hard to remember all that went on! It actually recalls some of the important parts as it weaves it's way along so I think you can read this without having read the others. Do read them though. They are FANTASTIC :)(less)

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Morgan F
In some parts, it was my favorite. In others, it was my least favorite.
Ticklish Owl
After reading and reviewing The Dead Tossed Waves, I wasn't planning on reading the final book in this series. But, I hate starting a series and not finishing it, and I really hoped this book would be better.

The plot follows the previous two books; there's the whiny, self-pitying girl, the love triangle, and the need to escape. The writing hasn't improved either. Something is always almost like something else, unimaginative similes abound. Someone is always retching or vomiting. When hands, fin
Steph Sinclair

You know how when you are reading a book and you can sort of tell when the author lets her characters off the hook or saves them from a potentially devastating situation? Well, Carrie Ryan spares no sort of mercy for her characters. In fact, she leaves your soul begging for a way out for them. I found myself bargaining with Ryan to please cut them some slack! But Alas, such is not the way in any of the Forest of Hands and Teeth novels. While the POV changed from each of the three books, one cons
Perhaps I need to go back and reread The Forest of Hands and Teeth. The thing is, that book blew me away. I loved the mystery, the surreal quality, Mary's craziness, the pervading sense of doom and of course the never ending onslaught of the Unconsecrated. I remember reading the book late at night, in the middle of a storm while the hubby was away. Between the wind and lightening I could hear moans of the undead, and when thunder shook my old, isolated house I imagined hoards at my door. I was s ...more
Wendy Darling
I really liked The Forest of Hands and Teeth, which I thought was a bleak, well-written take on the whole zombie story. I wasn't as big a fan of the follow-up novel, The Dead-Tossed Waves, primarily because I thought Gabry was a bit of a whiner and a little too obsessed with boys in the middle of all the death, dying, and undead.

As such, I wasn't sure whether I was eager to follow the story with the third installment in the series, but happily The Dark and Hollow Places returns with a compellin
May 31, 2011 Giselle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely the best of the three. Just as original and thought provoking as the first two in the series- in The Dark and Hollow Places we follow yet a new character, Annah, as the protagonist. Although the others from The Dead-Tossed Waves are present as well. Some more than others, but don't fret- you won't miss anyone; Annah's story is plenty interesting. I also found her to be a much more competent main character than Mary and Gabry. She is strong and self sufficient. I really admired ...more
Feb 13, 2017 Anja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Screw The Walking Dead, if there's ever a zombie apocalypse, I want to be like Annah!

"Life is never that simple. And the fact that it's not that simple to you means only one thing: you're still alive."

This book was by far the best one in this entire series and I'm kind of mad at myself for leaving two years between reading the first two and this one. I would've enjoyed this one so much more right after the other two because this really brought all the storylines together nice
Sep 17, 2015 Nikoleta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, dystopia
Αν και το δεύτερο βιβλίο μου άρεσε περισσότερο, η Άννα είναι η καλύτερη ηρωίδα όλης της τριλογίας. Την θαύμασα. Η Ryan έχει απίστευτο ταλέντο στο να πλάθει ρεαλιστικούς χαρακτήρες.
Θα μπορούσα να διαβάσω τουλάχιστον άλλα τρία βιβλία για αυτόν τον κόσμο κ τους ήρωες του χωρίς να χάσω ούτε λίγο το ενδιαφέρον μου. Θα μου λείψουν.

I've been slowly working through The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan for the last couple of days. Partly, I blame the stupidity of ongoing health dramas. Partly I blame myself. This is "the final" book in the trilogy... and I simply did not want to let these books go.

The Dark and Hollow Places starts out with a new character - Annah, the twin sister of Gabry from book two. Annah lives in the Dark City and is patiently awaiting the return of Elias, who went off to find Annah's sister, Abiga
The first book in this series "The Forest of Hands and Teeth" was such a great story, then the second book "The Dead Tossed Waves" wasn't really a sequel, it was a whole different story with mostly different characters and it didn't make references to the first book very often, so you didn’t get any answers to the questions that the first book raised. This last book "The Dark and Hollow Places" is a sequel to "The Dead Tossed Waves", I started skimming about mid book because I thought it was get ...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
Carrie Ryan has a talent for writing. Not only does her writing increase in perfection with each book, but she creates a world that feels so real while reading it, that I hopelessly and willingly fall victim to it's brilliance. Yes I know zombies aren't real, but they sure feel real when you're reading Carrie's series. I can honestly say I am NOT a zombie fan, but I'm a die hard Carrie Ryan zombie fan. There's a difference, as Carrie's main characters are not zombies, but the world in which they ...more
Jul 02, 2010 Lola rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-starred-books
It seems to be happening a lot to me lately first with the next part if the Gone series and now this too... I don't know how I'm gonna wait a whole year


Finally a whole year has passed and I just finished reading the book this morning , 1 am counts as morning right??

After reading it I feel kind of overhelmed with all the emotions the story has generated on me, I even feel a bit sore of been pulled through all the tension moments along the story.

"What would you do if you knew
Mar 25, 2010 Penny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brief-ish summary (that isn't so much spoilery as it is more of a quick set-up of the plot during the first chapter or so): Teenage Annah has been on her own for three years, since Elias--the boy with whom she got lost in the forest several years prior--left to join the protectorate to secure a better future for both of them. In the Dark City where lawlessness prevails Annah learned quickly what it takes to fend for herself. She's had to be strong in order to survive.

Because of street smarts an
usagi ☆ミ
Picking up right where we left off at the end of "The Dead-Tossed Waves", "The Dark and Hollow Places" ups the pace of the story, making us feel just as desperate as the rest of the main characters thus far.

This last third book in the trilogy (though I really, really hope there are others!) unites all of the characters we've met since the first book together in a frenetic union of panic and love, lust and hurt. Annah's love of her sister combined with the hate that springs forth once she learns
Yiota Misiou
May 16, 2016 Yiota Misiou rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Ακόμα ένα ταξίδι έφτασε στο τέλος του!

Το τελευταίο βιβλίο της τριλογίας : Το δάσος με τα χέρια και τα δόντια, είναι το καλύτερο τέλος, ο καλύτερος επίλογος ενός ταξιδιού γεμάτο από δυσκολίες, πόνο και αγώνα για επιβίωση.
Η ιστορία που έπλασε η Ryan και ξεδιπλώνεται στα τρία αυτά βιβλία με τρεις μοναδικές πρωταγωνίστριες μόνο βαρετή ή συνηθισμένη δεν θα μπορούσε να χαρακτηριστεί.
Γιατί σε έναν κόσμο που βασιλεύει ο τρόμος και ο θάνατος. Το σκοτάδι, η ερημιά και η θλίψη. Ανθίζει η αγάπη με καύσιμ
Enna Isilee
Jan 25, 2011 Enna Isilee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. I wasn't too thrilled with this book at first, but that ending... Wow. I hope with all my might and soul that this isn't really the end of this fabulous series. But if it is, it's still a beautiful ending.
Jun 19, 2010 Lupita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i want to know what happeds to gabry!!!!!!!!! but can not wait till it comes out
Mar 23, 2011 Ashlie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What would you do if you knew you only had a few more days to live? What are you living for if the Unconsecrated swarm the earth in hoards, claiming any and all life they can come in contact with? Do you get sick of fighting and running, always surviving just to survive, doing whatever it takes to survive? Carrie Ryan sends all these questions (and much more!) through your mind with the final book in her Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy, The Dark and Hollow Places.

This book was an amazing finis
This final(?) volume in the series was more of the same. The world has ended, there are a few survivors trying to scrabble out an increasingly difficult and futile existence, and of course, the teenagers are smarter, faster and better than the adults.

More so than the other two books, the teenagers in The Dark and Hollow Places, were cast as "good," and the adults were unrelentingly bad, obstructionist, and in some cases, plain old vanilla stupid.

Still, I felt like I had to finish the series, a
Jun 01, 2016 Vaso rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Έφτασε λοιπόν κι αυτή η τριλογία στο τέλος της και την απόλαυσα πραγματικά! Κάθε μέρος ήταν καλύτερο από το προηγούμενο! Κάθε μέρος έχει τη δική του κεντρική ηρωίδα, της οποίας τη ζωή και τις πράξεις της παρακολουθούμε, χωρίς να χάνουμε τη σύνδεση με τους άλλους πρωταγωνιστές. Και αυτό το βιβλίο έχει έντονη δράση και γρήγορη πλοκή, αλλά το γεγονός πως δεν υπάρχει το κλασσικό happy ending, όπου μαγικά βρίσκεται η θεραπεία, με έκανε να εκτιμήσω τη Carrie Ryan ακόμη περισσότερο!!
OMG! No gif can describe my feelings after reading this book.

First impression: The second book was better, come onnn. Second impression: The Death-Tossed Waves disappointed, this is Champion! Dear Lord!

In Dark and Hollow Places is the main heroine Annah, the twin of Abigail which we all know as Gabry from The Death-Tossed Waves. Annah lives in a Dark City where she's waiting for his friend Elias, whom had fled from the village. A Few years ago he left to join the crimps for a couple of years to
Apr 14, 2010 Nely rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, autographed
In the third and final installment in her Forest of Hands and Teeth series, Carrie Ryan, introduces you to Annah. Annah has been living on her own in the Dark City since Elias left to join the protectorate. With scars that mar her face and body, Annah is more of a recluse. She uses her street smarts - bowing her head, not making eye contact and blending into the shadows as a weapon. Without any friends or family she has used these skills as a way to survive the dangers of the Dark City. Waiting ...more
Argh, Carrie Ryan. Such a good writer, and yet there's always something about her books that bothers me. Last time, in Dead-Tossed Waves, I was bored by both the heroine and the romance. This is an improvement, in that it's just the romance that bothered me.

Gabry honestly irritated me, so I was not exactly looking forward to a book from the POV of her sister. Luckily, Annah is a far more interesting character, rather more like Mary had been: flawed, and not always perfectly likable, but an inter
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Το πολυαναμενόμενο τρίτο και τελευταίο μέρος της τριλογίας, "Το Δάσος Με Τα Χέρια Και Τα Δόντια", που ακούει στον τίτλο, "Σκοτεινά Κι Έρημα Μέρη", βρίσκεται πλέον στα χέρια των fans της Carrie Ryan που, για μια ακόμη φορά, αποδεικνύει πως, όταν ένας δημιουργός έχει ταλέντο, μπορεί κι εξελίσσεται με το πέρασμα του χρόνου, είναι σε θέση, να προσφέρει στους αναγνώστες του αυτό, το κάτι παραπάνω, και να κρατήσει αμείωτο το ενδιαφέρον και την αγωνία του, από την πρώτη μέχρι την τελευταία σελίδα. Και ...more
Greta is Erikasbuddy
I adore this series.

I was skeptical at first but I always am. I just can't hand the lip gloss dot your eyes with wash and curl kind of books.

This series isn't one of them.

These books made me squee with delight as each girl endured a loss sprikled torture but found love in the most unsuspecting of places.

I loved the insert zombie here and make it a bit rougher than your normal hard knock life kinda story. It was a very interesting world. Dare I say better than Harry Potter? I actually do say bec
Duchess Nicole
I feel like I’ve been through an emotional wringer for the last two evenings. If you’re looking for a feel good zombie book with a happy ending to the horror filled flesh eating monster series, do not look here. At no point in the reading of this entire series have I ever had happy feelings.

That being said, this is a series that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Maybe I shelter myself with romance too often. In my endless search for literary escape, do I miss out on these thought provo
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"Sometimes life isn't about the end. It's not always about tomorrow and the day after that-what we achieve over the years and how we leave the world. Sometimes it's about today."
I was a bit reluctant to read The Dark And Hollow Places for two reasons. I have read tons of trilogies and the 3rd book in a trilogy almost always manages to disappoint me. I usually don't like how authors resolve trilogies because the conclusions usually feel way too rushed.
Petra Sýkorová
Konec dvojky měl docela grády, i když jsem tak nějak nevěděla, co si myslet. Nebyla jsem si jistá, co ovšem čekat tentokrát. Autorka si totiž se svými čtenáři velice ráda hraje. Tentokrát byla v hlavní roli Gabrielina sestra, která nemohla být odlišnější.

Trochu mě štvalo, že svou znovunalezenou sestru viděla jako někoho slabého. Samozřejmě nemohla vědět, co všechno už má za sebou… ale i tak. A opět tu byl milostný trojúhelník… nebo spíše čtyřúhelník. Za ty dvě předešlé knihy jsem z toho už byla
Hands down the best book I have read this year, and easily the strongest installment of this trilogy-which is now my second favorite of all time, second to only"Chaos Walking"
The Forest of Hands and Teeth was worth 4.5 stars
The Dead-Tossed Waves was worth 4 stars
This finale is worth almost six. It was magnificent.

It takes place in a dying New York City, at least 200 years into the future. This is now called "The Dark City"-one of the last safe places on a dead earth. The descriptions & i
Jaqueline Miguel
Oct 01, 2015 Jaqueline Miguel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book
Este é o terceiro e último livro da trilogia da Floresta de Mãos e Dentes. Yey! Quando me decidi a ler a série, cheguei ao segundo e vi a sua previsibilidade, tive imenso medo de pegar neste. Mas a minha força de vontade foi maior. Queria terminar e terminei esta série tão boa! E ainda bem!
Continuei a gostar muito da escrita da autora. Adorei os pormenores que ela descreve e a forma como faz com que o mundo nos envolva por completo. Ah! E adorei a protagonista deste livro. A Annah tem uma pers
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Carrie Ryan is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Forest of Hands and Teeth series and Infinity Ring: Divide and Conquer. Currently she’s working on a four book middle grade fantasy adventure series co-written with her husband, John Parke Davis, the first book of which, The Map to Everywhere, will be out November 4, 2014. Her next YA is a romantic thriller titled Dau ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (3 books)
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
  • The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2)

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