Horror Reviews · July 2014 Book Reviews · Series/Trilogies

Book Review: The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth #2)

Author: Carrie Ryan
Pages: 404
Published: March 9, 2010
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Zombies, Horror
Rating: 4/5

Book two in the Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy was wonderful. I enjoyed this book more than the first one.

The Dead-Tossed Waves tells the story of Gabry who lives in a lighthouse right on the beach. She lives with her mother, Mary, and has been taught her entire life that the Mudo (zombies that used to be family and friends) are dangerous and can be anywhere at any time. Mary and Gabry live on a strict schedule that follows the tides. Everyday at high tide, Mary and Gabry must go down to the beach and kill any Mudo that have washed ashore.

Gabry struggles to figure out who she is in this world surrounded by zombies while also trying to survive. She discovers secrets about her mother that she never expected.

I really enjoyed this story, but the only thing keeping me from giving this a full 5/5 was the last few chapters. After a while Gabry started to get really frustrating. Nothing was ever good enough for her and it felt like the end of the book was Urkel-ish. Everything kept going wrong for her over and over again which was a little annoying. But I enjoyed it nonetheless and will be reading the third book soon!


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