The Dead-Tossed Waves (Part of the Forest of Hands and Teeth Series)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 9, 2010
Rating: 5 stars
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 watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought 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.
Wowza, these books are absolutely brilliant. I think I liked Dead-Tossed Waves even more than I did Forest of Hands and Teeth, and I loved that one a fierce amount. Filled to the brim with more action and a story to get caught up in, The Dead-Tossed Waves will not disappoint.
I loved that Dead-Tossed Waves was a companion, and there were little hints at things in Forest of Hands and Teeth.
Carrie Ryan can really write – the writing is absolutely amazing. I sat there just enthralled by every moment of the story, there was not a moment where I was bored. Ryan introduces a lot of new, interesting ideas, like the Soulers, which I am curious to see if they play a role in The Dark and Hollow Places.
The characters in The Dead-Tossed Waves are all super real. In both this novel, and Ryan’s debut, the characters have all been absolutely 3-D and super easy to relate to in their crazy world. I loved that some of the characters from Forest of Hands and Teeth made their appearance in Dead-Tossed Waves as more minor characters. Gabry was quite a character, and I adored him. I fell for both Catcher and Elias so fast!
The Dead-Tossed Waves was a book that I never wanted to put down, and when I did I was itching to pick it back up again. Carrie Ryan is an absolutely amazing author. I cannot wait to read more by her. A must read.
Cover Rating: A+ – The Dead-Tossed Waves cover is absolutely GORGEOUS! Everything about it is just so pretty.
*Edit* I finished all three books, and this is definitely my favorite book out of the three. AMAZING!