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The Dead-Tossed Waves (Forest of Hands and Teeth Series #2)

The Dead-Tossed Waves - Carrie Ryan Find this review and more at Scott Reads It The Dead-Tossed Waves was a book that was mind-blowing and I just didn't want to end ever! If you read any Carrie Ryan books you'll know what I mean because her books are just fantastic. The Dead-Tossed Waves isn't a sequel to The Forest of Hands and Teeth, the last time I read the 2nd companion book in a series it wasn't a very good experience (ie. Fire). The Dead-Tossed Waves took everything I loved about it's companion and added so many original and new concepts. Our main character of TD-TW is Gabry, the daughter of Mary who was the protagonist of The Forest of Hands and Teeth. All Gabry has ever known is the fenced in city of Vista and the ocean adjacent to the city. Gabry makes a decision that she can't take back and her life is forever changed. Soon she faces the unexpected like a zombie worshiping cult, tremendous secrets, and a terrifying forest. Gabry wasn't a fighter like her mother but Gabry still was a well-written and awesome character. What Gabry lacked really was self-confidence because she kept putting herself down. Gabry was way braver than she took credit for. The love interests were very diverse on many aspects yet they didn't make me cringe as in most love triangles. I think the romance aspects were well-written and really enhanced the emotional depth of this novel. The Dead Tossed Waves isn't a direct sequel but it still continues The Forest of Hands and Teeth's story in an interesting way. I really like how both stores were intertwined and how some questions I had in the previous novel were finally answered. The Dead-Tossed Waves wasn't as gory as The Forest of Hands and Teeth but it had alot more heart and emotional depth than it's predecessor. The Dead-Tossed Waves is an emotional zombies like Warm Bodies that I really enjoyed. I really recommend TD-TW because it really exceed all of my expectations. It really gave me a different view of zombies than just mindless brain eaters. Zombies were humanized in this book because zombies were people too you know! The Dead Tossed Waves is a thriller that is so action packed that you won't be able to put it down!! I highly recommend it for fans of Zombies books and books with great love triangles. I need The Dark and Hollow Places more than Zombies crave brains!