Dark and Hallow Places
Author: Carrie Ryan
Available: March 2011
Synopsis: 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?
In the beginning this book confused me, but I was able to recall details without going back and re-reading the first two books.
I enjoyed reading about Anna and the regret she had been carrying around with her for years, the love she thought she had for Elias.
The journey to find her long lost twin is full of twist and turns, never a dull moment. Survival is key as she and Catcher fight their way through the mudo to stay alive.
I become enraged when I learned that Elias, a recruiter betrayed them when he promised that catcher who is immune to the plague would be a runner for the recruiters, getting food and material that would insure their survival, and in return Annah and Gabry would be left unharmed.
There are moments of heart break when Annah realizes that Elias is in love with Gabry but the true joy is when Annah realizes that her true love is Catcher.
I was disappointed in the end of the book, I want o know more to understand how these characters succeed after they escape to freedom.