I thought this book was amazing. As far as zombie books go, I haven't read many but thought Carrie Ryan did a great job. I know all the general, cliches that are attached to a lot of zombie stories and this one didn't have them. It wasn't smothered with a blanket of things that had already been done or that have been see a million times. I've seen in some of the comments that some readers didn't know the Unconsecrated were zombies and I think that's another thing that Ryan did; she made a new creature. The images she created made me fear for the darkness and be thankful for the light. It made me think of how easily it would be for a dystopian society to take hold of the way we live now. It's a great read; and I highly recommend it.
"When death surrounds you, who can truly live?"
This book really captivated me. The idea of a forest with "zombies" or zomie-like creatures is pretty cool, if not creepy. I read it a while ago, and kinda remember it, but I remember really liking it. I also love books about the utopia/distopia theme where there's a secret society that rules the people "knowing" what's best.
Now that I read this blog, it makes me want to read it again...
This book CREEPED me out. But i couldn't stop reading it, since it was so compelling! The main character annoyed me. She was really selfish.
All I can say is this: the zombie baby scene was one of the most haunting things I've read, certainly in YA lit. Other than that, I generally loved the off-kilter feel of the entire book.