May 30, 2011

Book Review: The Dead Tossed Waves By Carrie Ryan

Book Summary Via Goodreads
Gabry lives a quiet life, secure in her town next to the sea and behind the Barrier. She's content to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. Home is all she's ever known and, and all she needs for happiness.
But life after the Return is never safe and there are threats even the Barrier can't hold back.
Gabry's mother thought she left her secrets behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, but, like the dead in their world, secrets don't stay buried. And now, Gabry's world is crumbling.
One night beyond the Barrier . . .
One boy Gabry's known forever and one veiled in mystery . . .
One reckless moment, and half of Gabry's generation is dead, the other half imprisoned.
Now Gabry knows only one thing: if she has any hope of a future, she must face the forest of her mother's past.

Book Title: The Dead Tossed Waves (Forest of Hands and Teeth #2)
Author: Carrie Ryan
Genre:YA Fiction,Post Apocalyptic Dystopia,Fantasy,Paranormal
My Rating:★★★☆☆

Book Review

this book is the second book of the book series, Forest of hands and teeth, and i absolutely loved the first book because of it's very excellent writing style. and it actually took me a while in reading this book because of some other book obligations.  LOL

this book is about Gabry, at first i thought that this story is about Gabrielle from the first book, but it turns out that, Gabry is Mary's daughter so basically this book is about, The Return being told from about 18 years ago.

When i was reading this ,the first thing i noticed is that the writing style is different from the first one, the first book is actually written in a very eerie way that every time i'm reading it's sending goosebumps in my skin, but this one is kinda written in a very YA-ish way, like normal teens having conversation. I'm not saying that the book is bad cause it's not written like the first one. this installment is actually pretty good. there are some similarities in the first one like:

*Love Triangle--- Gabry is in love with 2 boys ( Elias and Catcher) and she get to kiss them both. good thing she get to choose one at the end.

*Going back to the forest of hands and teeth trying to escape the Mudos.

* Mary is still as annoying as ever. 

well those are just some of the similarities that i've noticed but the ending of this book is actually pretty good, and the sibling twist is nice. it's just that i was really struggling to finish this one. so in a way this book is kinda slow paced. but since the ending is nice. i think i'll read the next one too. :)

---GabbY ^^


  1. For some reason, and I don't know what, but I couldn't finish this book. I liked the first one a lot though. :-)

  2. Hi, nice review I'm a new follower. you can find and follow me back at
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  3. hello rebecca! i just followed your blog.

    @kate: yeah i like the first one too. :D

  4. thanks for the review! Now I'll have to check out this series. :)
    A Book A Day


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