The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth #2) by Carrie Ryan

I suggest that you not read this review if you have not read the first book in the series. I wouldn't want to risk spoiling something for you.

You can check out my review of the first book, The Forest of Hands and Teeth here.

Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.

My Review:

I was a little confused at first when I started reading this book. It doesn't begin how you might think after having read the first book. But quickly enough some of your questions are answered and you're sucked into the story.

There are a few big similarities and a few big differences between books 1 and 2. I cannot tell you what they are but just know that if you liked the first book, then you will love the second! The Dead-Tossed Waves held my interest much easier and I finished it in one sitting.


  1. Overall I like singles better but there's so many good series out there and I can't not read them, lol


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