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The Dead-Tossed Waves: The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 2

By Debra Bogart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Intense zombie horror-romance more violent than the first.

Book Carrie Ryan Horror 2010
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Horror fans, especially those enjoying the current zombie phase, will love the torrential danger and fear. And there is even more teen romance than the

first volume for recovering Twilighters. The family history that Gabry's mother slowly reveals explains some of the mystery set up in The Forest of Hands and Teeth, but this story also reveals a bigger world: both bigger dangers and bigger opportunies. Gabry embodies the determination of a teen who is not about to give up on life or love, even as she sometimes wonders about the futility of fighting to survive in such a bleak existence.

Book Details

  • Author: Carrie Ryan
  • Genre: Horror
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Publication date: March 9, 2010
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 17
  • Number of pages: 407
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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