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*The Dead-Tossed Waves (Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 2)* by Carrie Ryan- young adult book review
 
Also by Carrie Ryan:

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
 
The Dead-Tossed Waves (Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 2)
by Carrie Ryan
Grades 9+ 416 pages Delacorte March 2010 Hardcover    

Gabry has grown up safe and comfortable in the seaside town of Vista. Surrounded by a barrier and bordered by the forest, Vista isnít a bad place - if you donít mind the flesh-eating dead who wash up on the beach. But Gabryís Mom makes short work of them with the blade of a sharp shovel, and life is satisfying in their lighthouse home.

One night, Gabry and her friends decide to jump the barrier to explore an abandoned theme park. In the middle of her first kiss, a breaker - a fast, brutal zombie Ė attacks, and only Gabry escapes the melee.

Back in Vista, things turn from bad to worse. Her restless mother decides to head back into the forest, leaving Gabry to fend for herself while the Militia keep a suspiciously close watch. When it all comes to a head, Gabry has no choice but to run.

With the help of Elias, a member of a religious cult that worships the mudo, and her friend, Catcher, who seems to be immune to the effects of his bite, a new adventure takes shape in a world filled with insatiable hunger and the unrelenting moans of the dead. Is there peace somewhere beyond the sea?

The Dead-Tossed Waves is the second installment in Carrie Ryanís zombie trilogy which began with The Forest of Hands and Teeth, but be forewarned: book two does not pick up the story where Mary (the protagonist from Book One) left it. Instead, it is told many years later from her daughterís point of view.

Like the first installment, this new tale ends with many open-ended layers that wonít find closure until next spring when the final episode is released. Watch for The Dark and Hollow Places, coming to a bookstore near you!
 
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