Mondays with Megan: The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan Review

Ok, I will admit that I am usually among the last to discover how true “the hype” often is. Examples of things that are totally cool that I ignored for quite some time before finally caving and checking them out:
Harry Potter
Twilight
Lost
Bloody Jack
and most recently….Glee!
Oh, I heard the talk around work and saw all my friends’ Facebook status updates proclaiming their love for Glee, and yet 13 episodes went by before I decided to find out what all these Gleeks were talking about. Well, I have finally seen the light! This show has it all-the quirky characters, the loveable underdogs, the villainous cheerleading coach (seriously), the music, the dancing, the romance. *Sigh* Glee is awesome and I am officially hooked!

Between marathon Glee catch-up sessions and hosting Easter for 15 I only managed to read 1 book this week. I did finish listening to The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley, which was just lovely. Young Flavia de Luce is wickedly entertaining and I certainly look forward to listening to more of  her adventures in crime solving and chemistry. I also started listening to Under the Jolly Roger by L.A. Meyer, the third in the Bloody Jack series. If you have been following my ramblings and reviews you will know that Jacky Faber is my new favorite character and book three does not disappoint! The story does take some dark turns and the series is definitely moving into the PG-13 range, but Jacky remains her usual spirited, clever and kind-hearted self.

The book I managed to finish was The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan. This is companion novel to her earlier book The Forest of Hands and Teeth. This book features new characters and new horrors for the survivors of The Return. For those of you who are not familiar with the first book here is a quick recap: The world as we know it is gone. The living dead have taken over and only small pockets of humans have survived. This second book picks up many years after the end of the first. Mary is grown and this story focuses on her daughter, Gabry. The Dead-Tossed Waves is full of heartbreak, despair, and loss but through it all there is still a small glimmer of hope. There is a shocking twist in the story and plenty of romance as Gabry wavers between two guys. The ending left me wanting to more, so I hope Ms. Ryan is working on a sequel!

Currently Reading: The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
Currently Listening to: Under the Jolly Roger by L.A. Meyer
To Read: The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting and Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken.

That’s all friends. Happy reading and Go Tribe!

˜Megan

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