The Compulsive Reader: New Original Carrie Ryan Short Story!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Original Carrie Ryan Short Story!

If you're a fan of Carrie Ryan's zombie apocalypse-setting trilogy, and are sad that it came to a conclusion last week with the release of The Dark and Hollow Places, then, good news: Random House has announced the exclusive e-book release of an original short story set in the same village as The Forest of Hands and Teeth...only years earlier. The short story "Hare Moon" is about Sister Tabitha as a young girl. Here's what they have to say about it:

"Tabitha, an adult character in the first book, is a teenager who dreams for there to be more to her world. This desire pushes her to sneak past her village gates and into the Forest of Hands and Teeth where the undead reach for her from beyond the fence. And where she meets Patrick, who proves there is life beyond her village. HARE MOON answers questions about how Tabitha the teenager became Sister Tabitha of The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Readers will live through the gruesome moment when she realizes just how much she’ll have to give up to live and love among the Unconsecrated."

Sounds awesome, right? I read Carrie Ryan's other short story, "Bougainvillea", in the Zombies vs. Unicorns anthology, which is also set in the same zombie world, and it was brilliant. It was packed with details, had vivid imagery, and was very affecting. She made every word count! So, I've downloaded "Hare Moon" already and I plan on allowing myself to read it as a reward if I finish my research paper today!

"Hare Moon" is available wherever e-books are sold, and it is only $1.99! Unfortunately for those of you without e-readers, it won't be in print, but you can download the free Kindle app to your computer, phone, iPod touch, whatever, and read it on that. Then, if you get a Kindle in the future, you can always transfer the story onto it without a problem..



kate said...

This is also the short story in the "kiss me deadly" book of 13 short stories this one wasn't bad but I found it hard to rate XD

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

I've just finished the first book in the series and LOVED it. I would quite like to read this.

Thanks for letting me know!