Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (March 9, 2010)
I guess I will start off by saying that I absolutely loved this book.
Yes I know that it seems like all the books I’ve been reading here
lately has been my definition of “perfect”,
but The Dead Tossed Waves was perfect!
It was one of those books that I stayed up until 3am reading because
I could not put it down.
It was great because it was a decently long book, without dragging everything out.
I think one of the reasons I love it so much is because it is pretty gory and has zombies
(my personal favorite over your typical vampires/werewolves/faeries),
and yet Carrie Ryan writes it so beautifully.
She throws in some romance and a sliver of hope were it makes you think that even
a book about a zombie apocalypse can have a happy ending.
If you read my last review for The Forest of Hands and Teeth then you might
remember me mentioning that it was kind of stressful, yeah?
Well The Dead Tossed Waves almost made me have an anxiety attack.
Which for some crazy reason, I love.
I think it’s because I really like how a book can get you that involved in the story.
And Carrie Ryan perfects that.
You get sucked into this story whether you like it or not, and you won’t
be able to stop thinking about it for a while.
Oh and if you’re like me, you might lose because of it.
Because you’ll stay up all night just to find out what happens next.
My favorite character?
Yeah, it was definitely Catcher.
I wish Carrie Ryan would come out with a book from his perspective.
I would be the happiest person on this planet.
I mean Gabry’s point of view is neat, but I just like Catcher a lot.