Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Review: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

(from goodreads)

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.

Read from: September 20 to September 22, 2015
Read on: Ereader


I wasn't sure what to expect from this book as people's ratings went from good to bad, so I finally started it and I really liked it.

I gave it four stars, but my mind wandered between 3.5 and 4. I decided given that I love the author's writing style, I would give it a 4.

Carrie Ryan has a way to write about disasters that makes you want to read more and want to know how it will end and often, her endings leave you slightly on edge since there's always place to add more in the end and this book was no exception. I wouldn't want a whole other book because in my opinion it would serve no purpose, but I wouldn't mind knowing a bit more of what happened in the aftermath.

Frances is a character that is hard to identify with on many levels, but in others, you just can relate. She was a teenager when she lost everything and her whole world changed from being what she was used to, to becoming something different. Even if four years have passed since the tragedy, you can feel her inner battle to determine who she is actually while making sure she gets her revenge.

Her personality will either make you like her, pity her or hate her or all of them. Sometimes, I felt like she missed a lot of opportunities for help, wanting to control everything; wanting to be the one to make them pay; see them suffer. She could be selfish and she knew it too.

If sometimes, she couldn't grasp who she was or who she ought to be, she clearly understood that part of her that wanted revenge. She knew just how calculating she could be.

And yes, there is somewhat love in this, but even if it's the background, I felt like it felt hollow sometimes. A teenage love that she kept inside her until she is face to face with him again, but it feels like something is missing. I know when you're a teenager, you often believe that you are in love after a few days knowing someone, but four years has passed since she last saw him so I just feel there should have been something more to spark them again.

And the other characters whether they are good or bad didn't appeal to me as much; maybe because I felt we didn't know much about them or perhaps I'm just picky these days.

And I'm trying not to give too much even though a lot is known at the beginning of the book, but it's still a good read and I love Carrie's writing so I'll definitely pick her next book.

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