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Monday, March 22, 2010

Rgz Street Team: Enna Reviews The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

The rgz Street Team is a group of teens who bring YA reviews to our blog, led by Postergirl Miss Erin. Find out more.

Today, Enna reviews The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan:

"What can you say about zombies? Except that THEY ROCK!

"Carrie Ryan is brilliant. Seriously. It's easy to make a zombie movie intense, because you're always lookin' at 'em. It's much harder to make a book intense like this one. Just like in The Forest of Hands and Teeth (read Vanessa's Street Team review) you had the constant presence of the Unconsecrated (now called Mudo) in this book that just gave me chills! (especially at 1 in the morning)

"I didn't like this book as much as Hands and Teeth, probably because I wanted to know more about Mary! This book takes place something like 30 years after Hands and Teeth ends. I wanted to know what happened to Mary! The book did briefly summarize what she'd gone through, but not enough! Not enough!

"Gabry was a delightful character, just as conflicted as her mother was in H&T but just as brave deep inside.

"*sigh* I love these books. They're intensely horrific, while not being inappropriate.

"Way to go Carrie Ryan, you've done it again. I sit on pins and needles for your next book in the series and your 3 short stories.

P.S. Carrie doesn't really seem to like love interests..." --Enna

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Melissa Walker said...

I really need to read some Carrie Ryan! I get so easily scared, but I bet the story is worth it.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks, Enna! Can't wait to read this.

Anonymous said...

I read this. So amazing.

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