Friday, April 23, 2010

'The Dead-Tossed Waves' by Carrie Ryan [5]

Gabry lives a quiet life, secure in her town next to the sea and behind the Barrier. She's content to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. Home is all she's ever known, and all she needs for happiness.
But life after the Return is never safe, and there are threats even the Barrier can't hold back.
Gabry's mother thought she left her secrets behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, but like the dead in their world, secrets don't stay buried. And now, Gabry's world is crumbling.
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.
I have been so waiting for the sequel to the 'Forest of Hands and Teeth' and I wasn't disappointed with it. The story is about Mary's daughter Gabry, so it's set about 12 years after Mary arrives on the beach. Gabry has been fairly sheltered from the evil that is outside the barriers, but one night with her friends changes her whole world.
Gabry meets a new boy called Elias who is from the outside world and she has feeling for him ... but that can't be right because she has always loved Catcher, her best friends brother. All these new thoughts and feelings are racing through her as well as trying to stay alive from the Mudo.
A brilliant sequel to the first novel, the only problem with it is you'll have to wait for the next installment because it's left HANGING.....
I read this in about 5 hours as I just could not put it down.
A little tricky to start with as you are getting to know new characters and their language for what they call the Unconsecrated etc, but apart from that just fantasic.
all I can say is ... 'Hurry up and Write the next one.'
I rate this book 5 stars.

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