The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan

Summary: There are many things that Annah would like to forget: the look on her sister's face before Annah left her behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, her first glimpse of the Horde as they swarmed the Dark City, the sear of the barbed wire that would scar her for life. But most of all, Annah would like to forget the morning Elias left her for the Recruiters.
Annah's world stopped that day, and she's been waiting for Elias to come home ever since. Somehow, without him, her life doesn't feel much different than the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Until she meets Catcher, and everything feels alive again.
But Catcher has his own secrets. Dark, terrifying truths that link him to a past Annah has longed to forget, and to a future too deadly to consider. And now it's up to Annah: can she continue to live in a world covered in the blood of the living? Or is death the only escape from the Return's destruction?

Review: Carrie's books were the first to really get me into zombie fiction. Now it's like a drug and I want to read as much as I can so I can see how other people use these creatures in their stories. My heart hurts now that this series is over, but what a way to end it. I have been waiting for Annah's story since the end of The Dead-Tossed Waves. The story was so good. I was with the characters when they were about to give up hope. In a world like this there doesn't seem to be much more of an option. I absolutely related to Annah more than any other character and I was so happy when everyone came together. It was rough for them all to get used to the idea of forgiveness, but they got the hang of it eventually. Such a beautiful story and I will most certainly be re-reading these books in the future. I am very excited for whatever Carrie has waiting for us to sink into next.

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