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Quote of the Week - "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" Dr Seuss

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

The Dead Tossed Waves
By Carrie Ryan

 The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2)
Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watched from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother though she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.

This is the second in a series of three of The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I couldn’t wait to start reading this once I finished the first book. It picks the story of Mary up several years later after she has made it to the coast. I am not sure how many years later because it doesn’t exactly tell you that and I had a little trouble putting the timeline together between this book and the first. It never does stipulate any age so you just assume how old they each are and I may have assumed wrong. But even still it is entirely possible to have this work out even if I am off a few years.

Mary is now living in the town of Vista and in charge of the lighthouse on the coast. She now has a daughter Gabry that is the approximate age Mary was in the first book. Mary is in this book but it is a story more focused on Gabry and her struggle to survive in this zombie infested world.  Gabry is not as free-spirited and reckless like her mother Mary has been but is more afraid of anything outside of Vista. The only time she breaks the rules tragedy hits that turns her world up side down.

Since it is series book I won’t say too much more because I don’t want to give anything away. You will not go away feeling disappointed though. This is also a 4 star book for me and definitely recommend reading it to find out more of this intriguing story.

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