Overall: 97/100 or A
Gabry lives a quiet life. Her life is safe as possible in a world that is full of the living dead. The town is between the Forest of Hands and Teeth and the ocean. She is content with living on her side of the barrier. She is happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City, as she stays safe in her lighthouse. There are threats that the Barrier can't hold back. Gabry's mother's secrets are slowly appearing from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. There is also a cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. There is a stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. Everything is quickly 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.
Gabry is the Mary's daughter. She wasn't as fearless as Mary, but I liked that she actually had fears. I also loved that she was very loyal and caring. She really loved her family and friends. The two love interest are Elias and Catcher. Catcher was really awesome. I liked that he wanted the best for Gabry, even if it didn't involve him. I really loved Elias. He really cared about Graby and was so sweet. I didn't like Mary in Forest of Hands and Teeth, but I thought that she was a great mother and was likable. The plot of The Dead-Tossed Waves was slow building, but about halfway through the book was impossible to put down. It has all of the adventure and the thrills that were in the first book. There were a lot of twist in this book, that I didn't expect and that made it seem fun. Ryan created a lot of originality in this book, like the cult that worshiped the Mudo. I also love that Vista was a part of the Protectorate, which was a really unique part of the book. It was cool that there was a society that was surviving against the zombies. Carrie Ryan is a fantastic writer. She is great at pacing the book and also a lot of zombie action. Overall, I found this book to be a amazing sequel to The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that likes zombies and dystopian novels.