Friday, May 22, 2015

Review: Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Daughter of Deep SilenceDaughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 26th, 2015
Purchase: Amazon
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.

My thoughts:
I freaking loved this!!!!!  There is not one tiny thing I would change and that NEVER happens when I read!  Carrie Ryan I bow down before you, you masterful genius!

Simply put this novel is about Revenge.  Frances is on a mission to right the wrong that was done do her and her family and she will stop at nothing to achieve this.  Frances is calculated and ruthless in this wild thriller that totally left me on the edge of my seat.  If this is what the show Revenge is all about please sign me up!  I need more of this in my life!

Carrie Ryans characters were amazing.  I loved Frances fiercely and I wanted her to get her revenge.  She deserved it in my opinion.  I loved seeing how ruthless she could be because we really don't see these types of characters in YA that much.  Yes I know I am rooting for someone out for revenge, but if you went through what she did I guarantee you would want revenge as well.  What I loved even more though was the internal struggle she had when she came face to face with Grey.  Sometimes the best laid plans don't go as planned and well Frances didn't go quite the way she wanted them too and it was amazing to see certain scenes play out.

The story was pure brilliance.  I won't go into details because so much is secret and I don't want to spoil anything for you.  I'll just say that I loved the way this story was crafted and I loved how we got to see how Frances was on the boat.  I loved the history that she shared with Grey and those moments were magical.  The horrific scenes will stay with me just as much because the writing was so vivid. I could actually see and hear what Frances did and oh my goodness her scenes with Libby before the rescue were just terrifying.  Those images will haunt me for awhile.  

I am also very thankful that a certain love triangle was squashed and never even brought to light. I was worried I won't lie, but when certain revelations were made it became quite clear that a triangle wasn't even an option and thank you Ms.Ryan for that. A triangle would have killed this book for me.  I like who Frances was meant for and even though I wish that certain person would have manned up a bit I am completely satisfied with the way things ended.  I understand what needed to happen at the end and I am honestly appreciate the author giving her characters what they needed.  The ending didn't feel forced a tad unbelievable maybe, but that was okay too.  I can tend to overlook certain things when I have amazing writing, intriguing characters, and a kick ass storyline.  I mean really what more do we need??

This is my first book by Carrie Ryan and it will definitely not be my last.  I adored her writing.  Even when things were repeated, which normally would have bothered me I loved every word.  I mean that takes talent to make a reader forgive and forget the things that normally bother them.  And that's not me saying that I was annoyed by any means, I just mean that when a book is this good you can forgive a lot of things and you won't dwell on things as much.  I wouldn't have changed anything about this at all.  I think I am rambling and maybe not making much sense now and I am truly sorry for that.  I am just in awe of this book and well I can't gather my thoughts. Yes it was that good.

Brilliant story that will stay with me forever!

Blizzard Read!


  1. I read a book from Carrie Ryan a couple of years ago and really liked it, but I don't know why I didn't keep reading her books.... But this one sounds amazing, I love to read reviews where the reader loved the book so much and you can read their excitement! Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Ahh so excited! The revenge storyline sounds like something I'll LOVE! No love triangle is a bonus! Thanks for the review :DDDDD