Place(s) Traveled to: Vista
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
So you can imagine my excitement when I was able to snag an advanced copy of the book. All my questions would be answered.
The story is told from Gabry’s POV a 16 year old girl still living in a post-apocalyptic world were the unconsecrated, or mudo as they are called in this book, still roam the world. Gabry lives in a town that is more populated than the one that Mary grew up in and there is more contact with other inhabited places. But where Mary was a really strong character Gabry is weak. She’s shy and retiring and is afraid of what is outside the fences. One night though, she caves under peer pressure and to be with the boy she has a crush on and goes over the fence into an abandoned amusement park. The first time that she has ever broken the rules. And in the process she receives her first kiss.
Then all hell breaks loose.
WTF is up with that?!?!?
I don’t like the message that it sends. You break the rules and your entire world comes crumbling down. Yes if you break certain rules their will be dire results but you can’t be constrained by them that you don’t live. Gabry was weak and there were time in which I almost wished the mudo would get her. I also didn’t really feel there was much spark between her and Catcher. She claimed to be falling in love with him but there were times she’d seem to forget about him completely. I did like Elias though and think that his kiss should be nominated for the next Smoochies.
In the end there were some questions answered that were left open from Forest of the Hands and Teeth and many that were left open from this story. I would love to list them out here but I won’t as I don’t want to spoil anyone about this book. There will be at least one more book planned in this world and its my hope that it will continue Gabry’s story so that some of those unanswered questions will get some answers. In all, I enjoyed Dead-Tossed Waves but I didn’t love it. I like FHT better. I thought there was more suspense to it and that DTW seemed to follow too many of the plot devices first seen in FHT. There weren’t many surprises in this book or moments that made me gasp. But despite that I still think that its worth the read.