by Carrie Ryan
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers (May 26, 2015)
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I’m the daughter of murdered parents.At a Glance:
I’m the friend of a dead girl.
I’m the lover of my enemy.
And I will have my revenge.
In the wake of the devastating destruction of the luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story—and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace knows the terrifying truth, and she’ll stop at nothing to avenge the murders of everyone she held dear. Even if it means taking down the boy she loves and possibly losing herself in the process.
Sharp and incisive, Daughter of Deep Silence by bestselling author Carrie Ryan is a deliciously smart revenge thriller that examines perceptions of identity, love, and the lengths to which one girl is willing to go when she thinks she has nothing to lose.
Daughter of Deep Silence was an intensely gratifying read, full of mysteries, danger, betrayal and revenge. The story was fascinating, the romance was full of tension, and I loved every minute of it!
I liked the cover the moment I saw it (love that font!) but appreciate it even more now that I've read the book. I can just envision that picture hanging above a certain bed.
DoDS has quite a bit of action, and I love that a lot of it is instigated by the protagonist. Her revenge plots are a little sick at times. Just sayin. But there's also quite a bit of danger for her as well, which keeps you on the edge of your seat.
The romance is going to be hit or miss with people, I think. I personally loved it because there was just so much tension. Frances and Grey have so much history. Even when they weren't together anymore, they were still feeling a lot of the same things, but she wants to hate him for his part in the cover-up of the attack. So it's this constant push and pull, and I couldn't wait for every encounter they had together.
"Over the past four years Grey has been both my daydream and my nightmare, my fantasy and my darkest desire."
Can you call Frances a heroine? I'm not really sure. I think she thinks of herself as one, but over the coarse of the story, I love that she starts to reevaluate herself, her motives, and what this constant desire for revenge is doing to her. I have to say, though, I got a sickening satisfaction from all her scheming and cleverness. She's so devious! I don't know if that means you should never cross me, but . . . you should probably never cross me. ;P
"I close my eyes and smile. How much more delicious will it be, then, to tear it all apart?"
Even though Grey is the love interest, I think I'd have to say the hero of the story is Shepherd. He was such an amazing character, and really helped Frances to see clearly what she was doing. I didn't know what directions their relationship was going to go, but I'm really happy with where it went.
Something I loved:
I think you've probably gotten an idea of this, but I just loved the scheming. I loved all the planning Frances did to take revenge. But I also loved her character development.
Something(s) I hated:
I hated nothing about this book. I will note that I felt like Frances and Grey, in the flashbacks, seemed really, really mature for fourteen-year olds. My daughter is fourteen now, and it isn't even close. But it didn't bother me too much.
This one is a stand-alone which I adore! But that ending . . . (I kind of loved it)
Would I recommend it?
Yes! Yes! Yes! (unless you don't like revenge plots, or need super steamy romances)
Did my friends like it?
Most of my friends have loved it (Steph (Cuddlebuggery), Steph (No BS) and more), but some haven't cared for the revengeyness (Jen (Cupcakegirly).
Will I buy/keep it?
Yes! I will be acquiring a hard copy asap! Hopefully with a signature :D
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