This books goes to show you two things. Don't judge a book by its cover. And don't judge a book by its title. I avoided this book because of both, but after seeing it on many lists, I had to give it a try. I am glad I did.
This is a story about Mary who lives in a fenced in village surrounded by the undead. She has grown up knowing that the Sisterhood and the Guardians will take care of the village. To put her trust in them. When her mother veers to close to the fence, she forced into a choice. Marry or become one of the sisters. But her heart is with her mother's stories of the ocean. Of great cities with buildings that touch the sky.
When the fence is breached and all she thought she knew is lost, she has to choose stay and live the life that is expected or venture into the forest.
I enjoyed this book. It is hard to describe. I could put it down, I didn't have to read it right away. I did find myself thinking of it though. Often. And I plan on reading the rest in the series. The writing style is very descriptive, which for this book works well. Its easy to lose yourself in the world Ryan creates. I think in order to enjoy this book fully though, you would have to enjoy zombie fiction. Although its not gory, they are everywhere, and mentioned in almost every chapter. If you don't like zombies you probably won't like this book.
There are rumors of a movie. Of course. And there are rumors that a certain actress that I despise will play the part of Mary. If that happens I plan on boycotting the movie. Even if it doesn't, I am not sure I would want to see the movie. Although, that being said, I think it would make a great movie IF you hadn't read the books. Make sense? So if you like zombie movies? But not books, wait for the movie. If there is one...