Book Review of The Dead-Tossed Waves (Forest of Hands and Teeth, Bk 2)

The Dead-Tossed Waves (Forest of Hands and Teeth, Bk 2)
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I enjoyed this book #2 more than the first. I found the characters better defined and with a lot more strength and less ambiguity than those of the Forest of Hands and Teeth, including Gabry. Gabry did test my patience but she was much better central role than Mary was in the first book in terms that she did figure out what she wanted, the young man she loved the most and was less self centered about her guilt. Now, this is the part the unnerved me, the feeling guilty for running and leaving her friends behind to get caught or bitten, for being distracted, for being afraid to leave the security of her surroundings. Thankfully, she pulls through all of that in time to muster the strength to do what needs to be done to get Catcher away from the pursuers no the Mudo this time-. You have to read the book to learn about this new group.

The introduction of new scenarios, dangers and horizons beyond the fences were handled very well and I believe that keeping the paths in the forest with their roman numerals sequencing tied it coherently to the first book. I liked that a lot. I still need to dig dipper in the co-relation between Shakespeare's sonnets and the roman numerals marking the paths.

I loved Elias and the mystery surrounding him, Catcher and his newly found physical advantage against the Mudo. "Mudo" by the way is the Spanish word for "Mute", interesting choice of word; enough said.

Read the story, this is a much, much better companion book. I have to read the 3rd. book now to learn how everything unravels.