Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
Because I loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth so very much, I had to read The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan. While I didn't adore it as much as the first book in the series, it still ranks very high. It's definitely one of my favorite books for 2010.
The Dead Tossed Waves takes place several years after The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Mary is living in a lighthouse with her daughter Gabry in the small town of Vista. Their job is to kill the unconsecrated (zombies), called mudo in this book, that wash up on the shores. Gabry is completely content in her little town and has a crush on Catcher, the brother of her best friend. In one night, everything goes wrong and Gabry finds herself on the run with Catcher, Cira, and a new friend Elias.
Gabry's past is exposed and she finds out that she wasn't quite who she thought she was. Just like in the first book of the series, the story is action packed and heartbreaking. The love triangle between Elias, Catcher and Gabry is sweet and I'm still left unsure of who she will ultimately choose.
The story will continue in a third book out this coming spring (2011) and I really look forward to what it brings. If you've read The Forest of Hands and Teeth, there is no excuse to skip The Dead Tossed Waves but I do suggest you read Forest first as it does set the back story. Go read!