So I've had THE DARK AND HOLLOW PLACES sitting on my TBR pile since the book was released in March. I don't know why I didn't pick it up and read as soon as I purchased it. I mean I knew I'd devour it in a day. Instead, I read other books (books worth reading, I might add), played with my kids, wrote a little, and pretty much anything else I could do in order to avoid reading this book.
It's crazy, right? Especially after my post explaining that Carrie is like my BFF. My Bestie. I mean, who wouldn't want to support their best friend?
Well here's why I won't support my best friend anymore and why I'll never read another Forest of Hands and Teeth novel:
1- Her characters are so well developed that I feel like I know them as well as I know my BFF. Normally this wouldn't be a bad thing, but they're tortured so much throughout the story that I can't bare to see them in pain. And that's just not cool. You suck Carrie. SUCK!
2- The world is so real that I'm left wondering about things long after I put the book down. That's not cool. I have a LIFE and I can't devote all this time to thinking about her story, the characters and the world they live in. Yeah, thanks a lot Carrie. It's almost like you knew I didn't want to accomplish anything this week.
3- It's unputdownable, resulting in my need to stay up until 3am in order to finish the book. Then, all I could imagine were Unconsecrated fingers lunging for me in the dark. So, I had to sleep with the light on. Not cool, Carrie. NOT COOL. Do you realize how tired I am today? But you don't care, do you? You'll just go on writing your fantastic books, keeping me reading until 3 am.
So that's why I'll NEVER read another Carrie Ryan book...and why she's no longer my BFF. You can tell her I said so.