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 in so much death?
Music Monday is a feature where I post a video of a song that reminds me of something or someone I’ve read…anything that relates to it in my mind.
What songs remind you of certain books or character?? Create a post and leave the link or just tell me about them in the comments. I’d love to know!!
If you have not read this book, I wouldn’t suggest you read further, there are spoilers. You have been warned.
This week I’ll start by talking about the song/band first. Jimmy Eat World is one of my all time favorite bands. They made amazing songs that ’til this day I can sing every word to. Their album “23” is amazing and from beginning to end I could relate every song to some aspect of my life when it came out. This song, Hear You Me, is not from that album but it’ still embedded in me forever.
I recently reread The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and to my surprise, it affected me just as much the second time as it did the first. I was crying at work while listening to the audiobook finish Chapter 32, and after Travis tells Mary:
“Those days back there, in the house…that is my world. That is my truth,” he says. “That is my ocean.”
So this song is for Travis, from all of us, because we all fell in love with you, but mainly from Mary. Thank you, Travis.