The Dark and Hallow Places

Grade B-

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.

Annah's world stopped that day, and she's been waiting for Elias to come home ever since. Somehow, without him, her life doesn't feel much different than the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Until she meets Catcher, and everything feels alive again.
But Catcher has his own secrets. Dark, terrifying truths that link him to a past Annah has longed to forget, and to a future too deadly to consider. And now it's up to Annah: can she continue to live in a world covered in the blood of the living? Or is death the only escape from the Return's destruction?

My Review;
This was a good book but for me it wasn't as good as the first two. The ending where they got off the island came way to easily, I don't think anyone can build what they built without practice and some things going wrong. It just doesn't seem like something that could happen so easily but honestly what do I know about what it is they built ( I won't ruin the surprise by saying what they build). I didn't love the relationship between Annah and her sister, it just seemed to easy and after their past it just didn't feel real. I do love Annah's relationship with Catcher, I don't know if it's because it really is a good romance or because the rest of the book is so depressing that you cling to anything good happening in the story. The part of the book that bugged me the most is when Catcher saved Annah from the cage and then he had to kill the guy to save her life and later she lectures him for it, but there was nothing else he could do. It just really bugged me, she had a point about not becoming bad like the recruiters but when somebody saves your life don't chew them out for it.
I'm not sure but it seems that the author left it open for another book, if she writes another one I would read it but the first 2 books in the series were better than this one. One thing that will make this book more enjoyable too is to make sure you remember the details of the first 2 books. I thought I remembered them until I started reading this one and it kept talking about things that happened in the first and second book and I couldn't really remember what had happened. 

1 comment:

Brenda said...

I was the same about remembering details about previous books. It was driving me crazy, because after the ending of the 2nd book, I was expecting something completely different. This felt so unrelated, even though it really wasn't. It took me awhile to get back up to speed.