The Compulsive Reader: Short Story Review: "Hare Moon" by Carrie Ryan

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Short Story Review: "Hare Moon" by Carrie Ryan

Carrie Ryan's short story "Hare Moon" has the same creepy, forbidden vibe as her first book, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and shares the same setting. The protagonist is a young Tabitha, a minor character in her debut, who, like Ryan's character Mary, dreams about moving beyond the fences and seeing the world. Unlike Mary, Tabitha is bold, and tension builds throughout the story as she carefully dares to test her boundaries and meets a mysterious boy from another village. Their secret romance is electric, and danger and risk keep the reader entranced. Like Ryan's full length novels, "Hare Moon" comes with moral dilemmas, brutal circumstances, and when those circumstances force Tabitha to make a series of impossible decisions, her actions will leave readers shell-shocked. This short story compliments Ryan's trilogy nicely, giving it a little background information that will make the novels appear richer, in an elegant and chilling package. The bottom line--this short story is worth the money.

"Hare Moon" is available as an exclusive e-book for only $1.99!

If you are looking for more short stories set in Ryan's zombie-filled world, check out "Bougainvillea" in the Zombies vs. Unicorns anthology!


Kate the Book Buff said...

I've been looking for some good short stories and I've been totally disappointed lately, I think I'm going to check this one out :)

-Kate the Book Buff
The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People

Selina said...

I just finished the first book in the series and I liked it. I was a bit in doubt if I should read this one, but you convinced me. Thanks for sharing!

Jules said...

I really enjoyed this series and I do mean to get round to reading this short story at some point!

The Compulsive Reader said...

It's totally worth a read! Carrie does a good short story, I've noticed. I've read at least three by her and I've never been disappointed.