Friday, July 13, 2012

Review: Hare Moon (The Forest of Hands and Teeth 0.5) by Carrie Ryan

Hare Moon (The Forest of Hands and Teeth 0.5) by Carrie Ryan
Published: March 23, 2011
Pages: 40
Received: free download from Sony Reader (limited time only)
Buy Now: Amazon
Tabitha can’t shake the feeling that something exists beyond the fences of her village. And when she sneaks out, past the gates and down the path into the Forest of Hands and Teeth, she meets a boy who teaches her heart things she never knew. But love in a world surrounded by so much death doesn’t come without its sacrifices, and Tabitha gradually realizes just how much she’ll have to give up to live among the Unconsecrated.

From New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ryan comes an original story of love after the Return.

If you have loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth Series, you will not want to miss out on the prequel, Hare Moon. Looks like Mary wasn't the first girl to want to know what was beyond their little sheltered world. Tabitha has always dreamed of life outside of the fences and has always wanted to go through the gate to travel the fenced paths. Always thinking there has to be more – more survivors, more to see and more to experience. It's an interesting look at Tabitha as a teenager, because she is quite a different person in The Forest of Hands and Teeth (you might want to read Forest of Hands and Teeth first, so that you don't spoil anything) – this short story only adds to understanding Tabitha a little better in the first book of the series.

I would have loved to learn more about Tabitha's life – her family, friends and experience more of her emotions and relationships – the way we do with Mary. Though this short story is not filled with as much detail and experiences, it is a nice little side story for one of the characters I was always curious about.

About the author:
Carrie Ryan is the New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Dead-Tossed Waves, The Dark and Hollow Places, and the original ebook Hare Moon. She is also the editor of Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction and the author of Divide and Conquer, the second book in Scholastic's multi-author/multi-platform Infinity Ring series.

She has contributed to multiple story collectons, including, most recently, Zombies vs. Unicorns, Kiss Me Deadly, and Enthralled. Her work has been translated into over eighteen languages and her first novel is in production as a major motion picture. Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Carrie is a graduate of Williams College and Duke University School of Law. A former litigator, she now writes full time and lives in Charlotte, NC.

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