Thursday, June 4, 2015

Review: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
Daughter of Deep Silence
by Carrie Ryan
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Publication Date: May 26th 2015
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pages: 375
ISBN: 9780525426509
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Mystery | Thriller
Source: First To Read

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I’m the daughter of murdered parents.
I’m the friend of a dead girl.
I’m the lover of my enemy.
And I will have my revenge.

In the wake of the devastating destruction of the luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story—and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace knows the terrifying truth, and she’ll stop at nothing to avenge the murders of everyone she held dear. Even if it means taking down the boy she loves and possibly losing herself in the process.

Sharp and incisive, Daughter of Deep Silence by bestselling author Carrie Ryan is a deliciously smart revenge thriller that examines perceptions of identity, love, and the lengths to which one girl is willing to go when she thinks she has nothing to lose.
If there is one thing that I’ve learned from all the books I’ve read, it’s to never judge a book by its cover. I’ll admit, I can’t resist a book with a gorgeous cover, and that’s the first thing that drew me to Daughter of Deep Silence. I did not expect a story that was so engrossing that I couldn’t put the book down, but that is exactly what I got from this story, and I enjoyed it so much.

The main character in the story, Frances, aka Libby, is one of those characters that you’re not supposed to like. She’s hell-bent on getting revenge against the two other remaining survivors who have lied about what really happened on the cruise ship Persephone, burying the truth along with the ship itself. But Frances knows the truth and has lived with it for the past four years, and now, she’s set on getting her revenge once and for all. For this, you can’t help but relate to Frances, and as the story goes along, you can’t help but sympathize for what she’s been through. She’s a tough girl, that’s for sure.

I had no idea when I started this book how completely addictive it was going to be. Once I started reading the book, I had a really, really hard time putting it down. The storyline was engrossing, and the main characters need for revenge for the terrible thing that happened was imperative. I loved the story so much, and I now want to read more books like this one. The only thing that kind of bothered me about the book was the decision that Frances made at the end, the one about the massive plot line in the beginning of the book that made her want revenge to begin with.  The decision she made shocked me. I could understand her reasoning, but for something that insanely massive to have happened, I wouldn’t have been able to let it lie. I would want to know what had happened, but that’s just me.

Overall; despite my issues with the ending of the book, I still found it to be a very enjoyable read. The storyline was highly addictive and I could not put this book down. I’m really looking forward to reading more books by Carrie Ryan as soon as possible, starting with her Forest of Hands and Teeth series!!


  1. Lovely review! From the cover I was expecting some kind of fantasy novel - that'll teach me to read the blurb! Carrie Ryan's writing is gorgeous, so I'm expecting good things.

  2. Awesome review! I just started this book last night and was having flashbacks to one of my former favorite shows, Revenge. I'm glad to hear this one was absorbing and addictive. I can't wait to read what happens next!

  3. I just started and finished this book yesterday. I just couldn't put it down! I do think that it is a page turner but I found that the characters were not well developed and it was hard to relate to Frances/Libby. Still I enjoyed it as a novel of suspense. It reminded me a lot of the TV show Revenge (though I only watched the first episode).


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