It is Blog Tour time again and I have so been looking forward to touring my good friend Carrie with her absolutely amazing novel, The Forest of Hands and Teeth!! Most of you have probably heard about this fantastic book already (the hype is not inflated! It really is that good!!) but if not, here is the run-down:
"In Mary's world, there are simple truths.
The Sisterhood always knows best.
The Guardians will protect and serve.
The Unconsecrated will never relent.
And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village. The fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.
But slowly, Mary's truths are failing her. She's learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power. And, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness.
Now she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded by so much death?"
A literary Zombie Apocalypse novel. People always look at me funny when I say that, but I kid you not! The Forest of Hands and Teeth, or FHT and we like to call it, has been getting excellent reviews already, scoring a coveted starred review from Publisher's Weekly, who said: "Mary's observant, careful narration pulls readers into a bleak but gripping story of survival and the endless capacity of humanity to persevere...Fresh and riveting." And reviewers are not the only ones to weigh in. Popular authors are flocking to be part of Carrie's fan club too! Check this out:
"A post-apocalypse romance of the first order, elegantly written from title to last line."
—Scott Westerfeld, author of Extras and Leviathan
"Intelligent, dark and bewitching, The Forest of Hands and Teeth transitions effortlessly between horror and beauty. Mary's world is one that readers will not soon forget."
—Cassandra Clare, author of the Mortal Instruments trilogy
"Opening The Forest of Hands and Teeth is like cracking Pandora's box; a blur of darkness and a precious bit of hope pour out. This is a beautifully crafted, page-turning, powerful novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it!"
—Melissa Marr, bestselling author of Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange
"Dark and sexy and scary. Only one of the Unconsecrated could put this book down."
—Justine Larbalestier, author of How to Ditch Your Fairy
See, you don't even have to take my word for it that FHT is an amazing-original-scare-your-pants-off-never-the-likes-of-it-seen-before kind of book. They all agree with me too.:)
And a bit about the lovely Carrie Ryan:
Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Carrie Ryan is a graduate of Williams College and Duke University School of Law. A former litigator, she now writes full time. She lives with her writer/lawyer fiancé, two fat cats and one large puppy in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are not at all prepared for the zombie apocalypse.
(But Aprilynne hopes she is ready for bestsellerdom because that is where she is headed!!!)
And without further ado, we have my Feasty Five!!
AP: What kind of soda does (would) your MC drink?
CR: Tough question! There's really no soda (or as we call it down south, coke) in her world so I have no idea!!
AP: Cheater!! I declared Mary to be a Sprite drinker! Just like Laurel.;) What is your MC's favorite kind of flower? How about yours?
CR: My favorite flower is the daffodil -- I pretty much love all flowers but I love that the daffodil blooms so early, is so bright, and smells so yummy! Mary's favorite flower would be something simple like the little white and blue flowers that carpet meadows in the spring!
AP: Does your MC believe in magic? Do you?
CR: Yes and yes :)
CR: . . . .
AP: Perhaps your silence is explanation enough.;) Superman or Batman?
CR: Tough choice! I think I give Batman the edge because he doesn't have inherent powers to fall back on -- he's a mere mortal who accomplishes great things!
AP: Kind of like *koffkoff* Mary! Give us one line from your book. You don't even have to give it context.:)
CR: On the edge of sleep when my thoughts are no longer my own but controlled of their own volition, the sound of the ocean comes to me: the rustling of leaves of a hundred thousand trees that surround me, pulsing with the wind as the waves crash over my head.
AP: Okay, if that does not make you want to run out right now and buy the book, my life has been wasted.;)
Seriously though; this is a book you do not want to miss out on! And I am so sure you are going to love it that I am putting my money where my mouth is and giving one away!! (See, it pays to read all the way to the bottom of the blog tour entries.;))
Okay, entering is simple. The Zombies are attacking and you have time to grab one thing in each hand!! What do you grab??
Let me know what your most important two things are by midnight on Friday and you will have a chance to win FHT!!
However, if you don't want to wait that long, FHT comes out TODAY and is being stocked in both Borders and Barnes and Noble for your reading pleasure!!
Also, feel free to visit www.carrieryan.com for more about FHT, reviews, an awesome book trailer, and tons more!
Happy release day Carrie!!!