Off the Shelf: Carrie Ryan, Hare Moon


I decided to read this short story before I read The Forest of Hands and Teeth, so I’m guessing I have a slightly different viewpoint from the fans of the series. I understand that this character plays a part in the series, but for me she’s the headliner. And after reading Hare Moon, I hope she’s around; I’m eager to see how her character develops.

To me – a short story fan and horror junkie – this felt like a complete tale. It’s a brief window into the life of a woman who lives in a post-apocalyptic world. Think The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Walking Dead. Religion, oppression, a Sisterhood, along with fear, complacency, and those ever-present zombies literally at the gate.

How Tabitha deals with her life, her longing to be free, and how the history of her village play a part in her decisions is fascinating. Not bad at all for a 41 page (via Kindle) story.

Off to dive into the series now….

[Also posted -to Goodreads – edited/expanded here.]

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