For What It's Worth

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

WoW pick...

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.


"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us." Franz Kafka


The Dark and Hollow Places (Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 3)
Which leads me to this week’s WoW pick, The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan.

I first picked up Dead Tossed Waves (Forest of the Hands and Teeth book 2) because of the title and the cover. Then I realized it was part of a series and I had to read Forest of the Hands and Teeth first. For some reason the first book didn’t appeal to me but I’m a stickler for reading a series in order so I plowed on and read Forest of the Hands and Teeth one weekend.
I don’t think I’ve ever recovered and I never went on to read Dead Tossed Waves.
Carrie Ryan is a fearless writer, taking the story where it needs to go even if it leaves this reader in blubbering heap.
I stopped at Forest of the Hnads and Teeth not because I didn’t love it (I did) but because I wanted to wait for the series to be finished and read the last two books together. That way I could buy stock in Kleenex and spend the weekend under the covers and hope that I am not an emotional wreck when I'm done reading.

I don’t have to wait too much longer. The Dark and Hollow Places (Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 3) releases March 22, 2011.

What's your pick?

15 comments:

  1. Hope you enjoy this when it comes out in a few weeks -- make sure the tissues are the really soft kind :)

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  2. I agree. These books were very emotional for me. I threw the book at one point in FoHaT. Dark and Hollow Places made me feel things for the characters and it was darker and had some WTH moments at the end but overall a good book.

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  3. I've heard from people that this is way more sad than Forest. Bring on the tissues! Great pick, sweetie!

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  4. Oooh a Carrie Ryan book, great pick!

    Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

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  5. Wow is right. This is a series I definitely want to read.

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  6. I've read excerpts of The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and I just know it'll leave me a wreck as well. I can't wait to read it lol.

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  7. I loved this one, it was sooo good IMO. Cannot wait to get my final copy of it. =) Great pick!

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  8. I totally agree, Karen!It took me days to recover after reading TFOHAT.I loved it though.Amazing book.
    I've been waiting for the last book to come out so as to read the last two together, too!

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  9. Haven't read this series yet. I am waiting for them to all be out so I can read them all in one go too.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/waiting-on-wednesday-9.html

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  10. I've heard good things about this series. I really need to start it! Great pick!

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  11. I Keept hearing all these great things about this series...I'm going to have to read it...Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm now following you :)

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  12. *nods* She's a great writer, but I had to stop after Forest of Hands and Teeth. I don't go to fiction for pain, and these books are hefty suppliers of weepiness. *tears up at the memory*

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  13. So what your all saying is that I need a truckload of Kleenex for this one?? LOL

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