Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Dead-Tossed Waves

Carrie Ryan's sequel to The Forest of Hands and Teeth is just as good as the first book. The world continues to be overrun by zombies. This book keeps the story fresh because it takes place in a different location, with its own traditions and beliefs about the zombies. Typically zombies aren't really my thing, but the way that Carrie Ryan writes about people makes the story very compelling and even believable.

When the phrase "the dead-tossed waves" is used in the book it accompanies the most chilling word picture I can ever recall reading. I stayed up late to finish the book two nights ago and the scene is still rolling around in my mind.

If you enjoyed Carrie Ryan's first book, you will definitely enjoy this one too. It is a truly well done sequel. If you aren't sure about zombies, don't discount these books. The characters are so realistic that their struggles carry the book. The relationships and the dilemma posed by a world hedged in by fear are what makes these books great.

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