After seeing the high rates and comments in Goodreads, I was so curious to see what was up with this book. So, after reading it... I had thrown my p...more After seeing the high rates and comments in Goodreads, I was so curious to see what was up with this book. So, after reading it... I had thrown my phone away, hugging myself, huddled at the empty corner of my room, promising myself that I would recover from this as I rocked back and forth.
I am so appalled, disgusted and mad at this book. -> Let’s go for a ride, shall we?
[But before we do that, why the heck is the two main character’s name is close? Taryn – Trey?] Okay, never-mind. Its not like that's not impossible in real life, right?
Alrighty, the story started great, better than great actually. Taryn Warner WAS a great main character, with her quick wit and sarcastic comments that made me laugh out loud and seeing her standing up for herself and fight was another thing I admired. Trey Coleman WAS a respectable Alpha, which made all the fan girls swoon, he was the kind of bad boy that girls wished secretly to have before going to sleep. We HAD funny, realistic minor characters around us, some a little more far-distant and dull than others, but we had a few good ones.
There was a love and hate relationship at first, but it was more like love and lustlustustlust... and oh yeah, he is such an ass. But, who cares? right? Cause, you know… his hot and all, and Taryn is not dense or shallow or anything, it’s just that Trey doesn't know how to express himself. And it went like that on and on and on for a good chunk of the story.
Let’s talk about the plot a little, or maybe the lack of it. There was (had to be) a little plot (story structure) for the two couple to meet and when they did, BANG. There was no more plot, it was all about how Taryn felt or how Trey was acting, or why was he acting a certain way. It was all about them-them-them-them. There was no world outside, no one else existed, and we didn't even have a villain (Come on, all stories have one) until more than half way through the story.
No proper story other than two people describing how hot each other is and how they want to bang each other. Let’s just say, after reading these two bang each other more than I could count, I got bored. As the bored reader who progressed even further into this story, Taryn’s so called ‘witty-sarcastic-comebacks” was getting unbelievably lame.
“No need to take it out on me that you’re so wrinkled you have to screw your hat on.”
“We’re all going to calm down and drive back to Bedrock and you’re not going to give me any shit about it or so help me God I’ll beat you so bad you’ll have to put toothpaste in your ass to brush your teeth!”
So I’m almost done ranting, bear with me.
So the story is about to get wrapped up and be done with, when something absolutely crazy and sick happened, and it was at the very end of the book. Throughout the whole story we got to see Trey’s over-protectiveness-jealous personality, and there was no surprise there, he is a wolf and a pack leader. When one of the pack members starting ‘liking’ Taryn, we got to see Trey’s jealous strike, again and again.
“But Trey was honestly considering stabbing the wolf with his fork.” (I’m cutting them short and clean not to ruin anything I possible don’t think is necessary.)
So, when a certain sex scene at the very end came up, not only was it unnecessary and absolutely useless, it was mortifying to read. I felt like clawing my eyes out and forget I read that part or maybe the whole story, but unfortunately it wasn't that easy. Trust me, I tried.
There was an orgy scene with pack member. WHAT...WHAT THE FUCK?
How? How can you put that in the story? Or maybe I should say- Why? How in that logic mind of yours did that scene make any sense to anything we just read? It was like a fucking slap to reader’s face. What happen to our not-so- submissive girl? Or our respectable, over-protectiveness, and jealous pack leader?
(view spoiler)[ What’s more horrifying is that the Taryn’s unborn baby is going to grow up around the pack members and that includes all the guys who she gave blowjobs to. Disturbing fact. (hide spoiler)] I read somewhere there is another version edited without the orgy scene. Ugh, wish I read that one. I had no fucking clue! And its too late... the horror.
This story had so much room for improvement, our main character was a damn healer, and we did not see much of her skills throughout the book and that was so freaking sad.
ps: A guy calling his mate ‘bitch’ in bed is such a great way to ruin the whole mood. I honestly thought our main character, Taryn, would have more respect for herself. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
I honestly don’t know how to rate this book. I went through reviews before reading it and people were either rating it...moreThe Forest of Hands and Teeth:
I honestly don’t know how to rate this book. I went through reviews before reading it and people were either rating it really high or really low. And now I’m done with the book finally, I’m still kind of confused how to rate it. But, somehow I know how it’s going to go down, and the odds are not looking at the bright side.
The main character was selfish, and absolutely pathetic. There were inappropriate certain moments when she got jealous - Main character’s friend was breaking down; because the life they knew was gone, and the main character is jealous her friend is hugging the guy she likes, like-give it a break woman, lots of people you/she knew just died. I can’t stand characters like that-I really can’t. There are moments for action, crises, and romance, and people should stick to it at their appropriate time. I know, you might be like those are human emotions, and we can’t stop ourselves feeling – blah-blah-blaaaaah.
Well, get your shit under control, there is a reason she was picked to be the main character in this book, and not anyone else. Main character is supposed to be special, stronger, and to stand out from others. And you know what? It’s okay to be jealous. But being stupid, pathetic, weak, attention needy AND jealous just doesn’t work for me.
It’s kind of hard to continue a story where you dislike the main character, but the only reason I read this was becomes of the zombies, so throughout the book I was hoping for an epic Mary vs Zombie ending. Yeah? No. Maybe. You read and find out. I’m sure there is a moral story somewhere around here. Something about believing and having hope and crap. But they forgot the part, “With what expensive?” Was it really worth it?
Okay, time for some good stuff. The writing was good. The end.
No-really, the writing had a touch of um... elegancy? It was really good, and I actually enjoyed reading Mary go through such heart-breaking moments. One, because I hate her and some part of me thinks she deserves it. Two, it felt realistic, and it was touchy-mushy in a good-sad way. I really liked Mary’s best friend, Cass. Cass was more real and mature then the Mary, and some-how I feel for her more than anyone else in that group. I didn’t understand Mary’s brother, I think he cared, but he didn’t at the beginning, all that emotional brother-sister bond I did not get. Harry and Travis? Hmm.. Whatever, that was not the reason I read the book, and I obviously wasn’t looking forward to the result of that weird triangle-relationship. Apparently I’m going to the hate-rage again.
Are you looking for kick-ass heroin that fights off zombies? This is not it. I think this book was more emotional than physical, and I think that’s another reason I hate it. But-hey, you may like it. Everyone has different taste and opinions and this one was mines. (less)