“The Dead-Tossed Waves” {A Review}

“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 her generation is dead, the other 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.” -Carrie Ryan

the dead-tossed waves

This book was bought at 2nd and Charles (a topic for another day)

At first I thought this book would be a cheesy story about zombies and relationships. But no. This book hooked me emotionally from the very first chapter.

This book is a part of the Forest of Hands and Teeth series, which has three books I believe, and it was the first that I’ve read.

Here’s what I like:

I was emotionally invested.

The main character is so easy to relate to.

There are plot twists EVERYWHERE.

They aren’t just zombies.

The two main guys ❤

Gabry is so comfortable with being “safe” in her little town that she doesn’t try to go anywhere else. But once she decides to take risks she not only puts her friends in danger, she put the guy she was crushing on in danger. Major. Danger. She takes the guilt with her and she decides she has to go look for him, her crush.

That’s when she meets a guy who seems so familiar, and he ends up knowing the biggest plot twist of the story. Of course, she now has two crushes and has the “back and forth” episode. That kept me on the edge, much like Tessa’s choice between Will and Jem in the Infernal Devices series by Cassie Clare.

There were no cheesy zombies. They’re called Mudo, humans who died and returned. They only want to eat and infect, and once they infect one they crave more. What I thought was very original about this was that the tide pushed Mudo onto the shores of Gabry’s town. The Mudo “hibernate” then wake up on shore when they sense the living. That’s very original and quite awesome!

Catcher, guy numero uno, is strong and brave and (plot twist I can’t say). He’s been crushing on Gabry since the very first sight when he was young. And as for Gabry, she’s been doing the same.

Elias, guy number two, wow. Wow. That’s all I can say. The plot twist is amazing and I love how his character is constructed. He’s the opposite of Catcher, but so similar. I don’t wanna spoil the book, but trust me, HE IS PERFECT.

I give this book a 4 out of 5. As soon as I pick up the other books I’m sure I’ll rate the entire series a 6 out of 5! I think you should buy the book for yourself and find out what the plot twists are {You won’t be disappointed!}

{You can get it here for a fairly awesome price}


5 thoughts on ““The Dead-Tossed Waves” {A Review}

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  2. Beth says:

    The picture looks something like one I found when I searched “garbage” in Google images. It was not a live body, nor a zombie, but a real corpse mostly deteriorated on the bank of a river in India.

    Life is cheap there.


  3. lifetime2inspire says:

    This sounds like a good read! So is “The Dead-Tossed Waves” the first book to the series. Also, thanks for this post since I haven’t been reading for a few weeks and need some new book ideas


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