Front Flap: Gabry lives a quiet life, secure in her town next to the sea and behind the Barrier. She's content to let her friends dream of the Dark City up up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. Home is all she's ever known, and all she needs for happiness. But life after the Return is never save, and ther eare threats even the Barrier can't hold back. Gabry's mother thought she left her secrets behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, but like the dead in their world, secrets don't stay buried. And now, Gabry's world is crumbling. One night beyond the Barrier... One boy Gabry's known forever and one veiled in mystery... One reckless moment, and half of Gabry's generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Gabry knows only one thing: if she is to have any hope of a future, she must face the forest of her mother's past.
One of the best books I've ever read. Not even lieing. I don't remember the first as much, but I remember it also being super good, my bestie told me about it, but this one is soooo freaking amazing. Wow, it's like Gossip Girl the show or Friday Night Lights, where all this stuff happens and you're like omg this is only one episode! I'm like omg this is only one book!!! So many intense things happen. Where life is so scary and unknown. It's a lot to process, but just the story she wrote. It's so real ,I can see why it says 14 and up because it has some really hard things in it! I mean I can't imagine a world like that! Like wow. Where you can't go anywhere else because these monsters are there and they'll infect you and then you'll become one of them wow. And just so many great moments, insightful and I don't even remember them but you just HAVE to read this book! You don't even have to have read the first one because the second one is about the daughter of the girl in the first one which is a cool idea and I like because you can still see the first girl's life but also a new girl's story. From her kiss with Catcher, the others getting caught, her mom leaving and her finding out she's not even really her mom!, her trying to kill Daniel, escaping, finding out about the cult, following the path of the forest, Cira turning into a Mudo, Catcher being immune, her loving Catcher then Elias, finding her mom and her old village, finding out her story and life, then the end where they have to go over all those Mudo in the valley. I could picture that in my head it made me shiver ewww. And I love the ending because it's happy, but you don't get the ending because they're still going on the path and it gives you hope. But I was just reading this book and did not want to stop! So I really loved this book and I'm about to buy both of em cuz this is the library's, but yeah it was an amazing brutal real book. LOVE IT!