"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?"
Wow! I NEVER would have seen myself reading a zombie book, let alone reading it AND loving it! It has everything - romance, suspense, adventure...just awesome! There is one thing that wasn't really explained in the book that I really want to know (maybe it will be in the next 2 books) - how did the "plague" of zombies happen? I can't wait to read the sequels - The Dead Tossed Waves and The Dark and Hollow Place to see what happens, and hopefully answer my questions.