Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Book Review - The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

Carrie Ryan's sensational new novel reveals more of the secrets of the world after the return of the Unconsecrated and introduces a new heroine who must tangle with her mother's secrets. 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.

My Review
If I had too choose a Fave out of the 2 books The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead Tossed Waves I would have to say The Dead Tossed Waves wins hands down.....Its more of a companion novel then a sequel to TFOHAT, we still have a few characters in it that are in The Forest of Hands and Teeth but the overall point of the characters are to see it from the next generation point of view.

I personally feel that Carrie's writes with passion her characters and the location are well thought out and suited the novel perfectly. I found myself in love with so many of the characters and I was in aww with how much my emotions changed the more I read! TDTW is a gripping and spell binding read that kept me engaged from beginning to end...I can not wait until the next book especially as TDTW ended with the need for me to read more and its a dying rage that I have to wait!!

I seriously recommend this series if you haven't already read it!


  1. After reading Forest of Hands and Teeth, I was in such a dark place I have yet to read Dead Tossed Waves. I loved Carrie's writing, but the first book was so depressing I really didn't want to read another depressing book about Zombies. Glad you liked it though and maybe it's time I give this a try.

  2. Jan Von Harz - TDTW is a little different to TFOHAT, i get what you mean aout depressing but it lightens up and theres not so many bad parts and there are many good parts i definately woud say to you read it....you will be suprised as i think you will love it

  3. i love this series too :) cant wait for the next one.

    and i agree, its not as depressing as there's a whole scope of a world and existence out there, which eliminates that hopeless feeling.

  4. I really want to read this one! I read the first one and loved it, it was a surprise for me because I don't usually read this kind of books.
    Thanks for your review!

  5. I've read The Forest of Hands and Teeth, but I listened on audio book, and I'm scared I'll like The Dead Tossed Waves less since I'm actually reading it, and didn't read tfohat.

  6. I've heard great things about Carrie Jones' books, and I have the first book. I can't wait to get into it!


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