Thursday, August 25, 2016

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Summary 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.
I had a little bit of a love/hate relationship with this one. Like all Carrie Ryan books, I ate it up like popcorn. I literally read the whole thing in a matter of hours. Oh, and I love a good revenge story. On the other hand, this book was almost too similar to the show, “Revenge.”
I love the idea of a strong, independent teen girl getting revenge for the murders of her family and close friends. Frances Mace will probably be traumatized for the rest of her life. She has nightmares about the shootings. She constantly has to relive the memories of her survival on the life raft. She has nightmares and so much anger and sadness. She has lost everything, and I can’t help but want her to succeed in her revenge.
What happened on that cruise ship was terrifying. This is a dark book. And I couldn’t get enough of it. I read it super fast and I needed answers just as much as Frances did. Why were the other survivors lying? What on earth was going on?
That being said, too much of the story was similar to a tv show I used to watch called “Revenge.” The setting was the same. The love interest was the same. The one character from the past that figures it out is kind of the same. The taking of someone else’s identity is the same. The getting revenge through wining the love of a guy thing is the same…The coming into a fortune and having limitless spending for revenge is also the same. The one major difference was the beginning and what the girl is getting her revenge for.
Also, the reason behind everything (aka: all the answers) left a lot to be desired. For all the work, hardship, and pain, I wanted more of an explanation than I received.  I felt a little cheated at the end.
All in all this was fun. The suspense was great. I read it in a matter of hours. It’s a great book to take to the beach with your.  If you have never seen the show, “Revenge” you might love this book. If you have seen the show, you will be marking all the similarities as you go and this isn’t fun. The ending was a bit too anti-climatic. I was expecting more. I give this a 7/10.

1 comment:

  1. Awww I've never seen Revenge but it sucks that everything was so similar O.O I love a good revenge story though so I'll keep this one in mind :)