Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A to Z: Carrie Ryan

YA author: Carrie Ryan
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
The Dead-Tossed Waves
The Dark and Hollow Places

Why I love her: She took something like zombies, the likes of which we've all seen in B rated movies time and time again, and made them into something amazing. These books are among my very favorite YA reads of all time. Her style of writing, coupled with the world she so well creates, are bursting with heart and hope in the darkest of places. They will totally suck you in. You won't know what hit you. You'll cry. You'll read until the wee hours of the morning. You'll think about the books and their stories for days.

I'm telling you, it's good stuff. Really, really good stuff.

Any other Carrie fans out there?

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  1. Always great to hear about a new author, I'll have to check her out.

  2. I am very ashamed to say that I have not read any of her books yet. But I will!!! I've heard they are amazing!!

  3. No, I haven't read her books but thanks for the recommendation. I wouldn't have normally picked up a zombie book but it sounds much deeper and THAT I would like.
    Catherine Denton

  4. I've got to read her book. It's on my TBR list, I just have to get around to reading it.

  5. I just finished the series by listening to the last book on audiobook from my library. I haven't come across any other YA books quite like these; very dark, desolate, hopeless, with enough action and determination from the main character to drive the story forward. It ended up being a completely different type of series than I expected, and I have to give Carrie Ryan credit for not glossing up a zombie story.

    Stopping by for the A to Z challenge but I'm going to follow your blog, too!

  6. I'm embarrassed to admit I haven't read these ones yet! I've heard so many good things about them :)

  7. Hey...not everybody can make zombies work! Good for her! :)