The Dead and Empty World (Forest of Hands and Teeth Series)

The Dead and Empty World (Forest of Hands and Teeth Series)

by Carrie Ryan
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The Dead and Empty World (Forest of Hands and Teeth Series) by Carrie Ryan

“Queen of the Undead, Carrie Ryan, takes readers once again to the world of The Forest of Hands and Teeth." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL on "Bougainvillea."

From a life raft cast adrift in the middle of the ocean to the attic of a suburban garage; from the heart-pounding moments just after the dead begin to rise, to the ravaged world generations later, the five stories in The Dead and Empty World present a chilling portrait of what it takes to survive – or not – the zombie apocalypse.

This 39,000 word collection contains five previously published stories and never before published bonus materials, including background information on each story, easter eggs, and an essay detailing the inspiration for the Forest of Hands and Teeth.

Stories included in this collection:
"Flotsam & Jetsam," originally published in The Living Dead 2, edited by John Joseph Adams and published by Night Shade Books;
"Scenic Route," originally published in Enthralled, edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong and published by HarperCollins;
"Bougainvillea," originally published in Zombies vs. Unicorns, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier and published by Simon and Schuster;
"A Game of Firsts," originally published in The First Time, edited by Jessica Verday and Rhonda Stapleton;
"Hare Moon," originally published in Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love, edited by Trisha Telep and published by Running Press Teens; later published in a slightly different form by Random House.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148822189
Publisher: Enterprising Kraken, LLC
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Series: Forest of Hands and Teeth Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 279,394
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Carrie Ryan is the New York Times bestselling author of the Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy and Infinity Ring: Divide and Conquer as well as the editor of Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction. Currently, she’s working on The Pirate Stream, a four book middle grade series co-written with her husband, JP Davis, the first book of which, The Map to Everywhere, will be out from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in fall 2014, and Turnabout, a romantic thriller, which will be released by Penguin Random House in early 2015. A former litigator, Carrie now lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, two cats, and dog. They are not at all prepared for the zombie apocalypse. You can visit Carrie online at

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The Dead And Empty World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JeremyWest More than 1 year ago
Carrie Ryan's skill at bringing new life to the dead absolutely amazes me! In a genre that has hordes of stories to tell, Ryan is easily leading the revolution and slaying the rest. This collection of short stories is killer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would love to see more by Carrie Ryan along this line. Really enjoyed all the books from forest of hands and feet.