October 4, 2015

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Publication: May 26, 2015 by Dutton Books for Young Readers

Source: Finished copy received from publisher, thank you!

Summary:

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.

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This book seriously hooks you in and doesn't let go!

It's a very addictive read, I just had to know what really happened on that ship and to see Frances' plan in action. The beginning is very strong and emotional. Frances experiences something very traumatic and makes some tough, life changing decisions, but it makes for a wonderful story.

Frances is so sure of her plan when it goes into action, but she soon finds out that it's harder than she thought. It was an emotional and thought-provoking experience to see her facade fade and to see her come to terms with the person she's become.

I just wish there was more of an ending to the story. It is slightly open-ended which does fit the type of book it is, but I wanted more of an epilogue. I felt the ending didn't live up to the excitement of the beginning.
Overall, this story is a great mix of entertaining mystery as well as emotional elements of self-identity and loss. Frances is a multidimensional character and the plot never slows.






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