Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

Title: The Dead-Tossed Waves

Author: Carrie Ryan

Published: New York : Delacorte Press, c2010

Pages: 407

Series: Companion to Forest of Hands and Teeth

Snippet: "Like a river flooding its banks, the entire valley is full of Mudo. The sound is not that of a raging waterfall but the pounding of two hundred million feet. The moans of a hundred million mouths. They pour through the valley, more people than I have ever seen. More people than I ever thought could have existed in one world."

Summary: Gabry lives a quiet life in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, hemmed in by the dead who hunger for the living, but her mother Mary's secrets, a cult of religious zealots who worship the dead, and a stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry threaten to destroy her world. (Taken from Christchurch City Libraries Website)

Review: It's hard to say much about The Dead-Tossed Waves without giving much away.  When it comes to books I prefer not to give much away because I think it's better if you go into a book not knowing anything about the book.  In saying that, I quite enjoyed The Dead-Tossed Waves and think it's definitely worth a read.

I'm not sure if I like this book more or the previous one (The Forest of Hands and Teeth).  They both have their good points and The Dead-Tossed Waves has its good parts and it has it's bad parts.  Well when I say bad parts I mean the parts I thought were a little boring and had to chew my way through.  But those parts did not outweigh the good.

I loved how The Dead-Tossed Waves started out, it was really mysterious and so much was going on and so much was hinted at that it made the entire thing truly amazing.  There were so many parts of this book that I really liked and kept reading through because I wanted to know more.

As far as characters go, I liked Elias and Catcher they were both my favourites.  I thought Gabry was a little too whiny at times.  Then there was the romance.  I always find that I take a side of who I want the main character to end up with and once I form that opinion nothing can make me change my mind.  So I was kind of disappointed with her choice but at the same time the ending ... if you've read the book you can see what I mean.

Everything was revealed within good times, I loved the whole mysterious element and then finding out all these little details.  I had theories and a few of them were wrong which was a nice surprise!

Overall, I enjoyed The Dead-Tossed Waves, it was a depressing book at times but it was also a very good read.  There is another book coming out next year related to this one and The Forest of Hands and Teeth and I cannot wait to read it to find out how it slots in with the other two.  Do not miss reading The Dead-Tossed Waves.

Source: Library

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book! I completely agree with you on everything. Both books were great, and brought their own elements to the table.

    I have to admit, I'm like you in the sense that I choose who I want to be together in the beginning, and am stubborn in my choice all the way through to the end!


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