REVIEW: The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

The Dead-Tossed Waves (Forest of Hands and Teeth)

The Blurb: 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.
Gabry knows only one thing: if she is to have any hope of a future, she must face the forest of her mother’s past.

The Short Stick: Another evocative novel that’s beautiful, endearing and dangerous.

The Goods: This story interlocks with The Forest of Hands and Teeth but it’s about Gabry, not Mary. I found that different intriguing and then it worked because Mary eventually met Gabry and it’s a side of the story that’s an absolute perfect companion to the first book. Also, the writing still takes my breath away.

The Not So Goods: The plot is slow again, and while there’s no Sisterhood there’s still a lot of talk about protection and survival. I can see how it’s an important factor in this book, but I felt like it was overdone.

Rating: 3/5

Other Stuff:
Pinnochio Factor: Pass, Gabry is very real to me.
Bella Swan Factor: Pass, Gabry is a brave girl.
Jace Factor: Pass, there’s a good looking boy in attendance.
Primrose Factor: Pass, this one was better.
Potter Factor: Pass, not like anything you’ve ever read.
Cheese Factor: Pass, definitely no cheesy moments.
Bible Factor: Fail, there’s enough of it in this book.
Temperature: 70 degrees, a little cold, but maybe it’s the ocean.

Recommendation: Read it for the post apocalyptic beauty that it is. Don’t read it if you like your books linear, this story is an additional story to the Forest of Hands and Teeth. It might throw you.