With the supernatural craze now in the ya market (twilight etc) seems that they have branched out into the zombie market. The forest of Hands and Teeth is really first promoted as a romance with the zombie action as a side note.
Mary lives in a village surrounded by a fence to keep out the Unconsecrated (zombies) but she wonders what lies beyond. Her mother has told her stories of buildings that touch the sky and of the ocean and Mary longs to see these wonders for herself. The Sisterhood is the typical leaders of these types of books and try to keep everyone in line with their brand of Scripture but as is often true, power corrupts and the Sisterhood hold many secrets one being the fenced in path that leads out of the village.
Much of the time the people inside the village don't really pay much attention to the Unconsecrated outside the fences until something goes wrong.
There was no cursing in this book and not much bloody details. There is alot of sexual tension between several of the characters. I didn't really think that the writing was all that wonderful and found myself scimming over someove it to get to the next action part.