Today, we’re kicking off the official blog tour for Carrie Ryan’s new book The Daughter of Deep Silence! I enjoyed the author’s zombie series The Forest of Hands and Teeth, so I was glad to see her returning to YA after launching her middle grade series.
We have downloadable quotes from the book (just link back to us, please!), a giveaway, and a mini review to share with you today.
This is the story of girl who lost everything she had–her family, her love, and her very identity. Frances is a survivor of a devastating attack on a ship at sea in which her best friend and family were killed. When she’s finally rescued, she discovers that the only two other survivors of the attack are her boyfriend Grey and his father, Senator Wells. But to her horror, they claim that the ship capsized because of a rogue wave–a mere accident, not an act of violence. Why are they lying? How can she stop them? In the aftermath, Frances goes to live with her friend’s father, and with his help, decides to assume her identity. She’s now Elizabeth “Libby” O’Martin–and she won’t rest until she has her finds justice for those she loved.
Revenge is best served cold–isn’t that the saying? In this new book, Carrie Ryan creates a darkly soapy YA thriller that hooked me from the very first page. There are two reasons I think this one stands out:
— Frances is calculating, strong-willed, and determined to see her plan through. This is a girl who commits to her vengeance, and her drive to find answers and see that the truth comes out has the kind of single-mindedness that is admirable. She never forgets her mission, even when she has to sort out her complicated feelings for the two boys she has to deal with.
— The author puts you into Frances’ mindset in a totally convincing way. Whether she’s cold and dark and alone on the ship or struggling with her conscience as things start to spiral out of control, you’re always thinking things through with Frances and experiencing her anger and doubt.
While the story gets a little dramatic, with conspiracies unveiled and explosive events towards the end, that’s part of the fun of revenge fantasies, right? I sped through this book in a couple of sittings, and I bet if you like thrillers, you will, too.
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
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.
Daughter of Deep Silence will be out next week online and in stores everywhere on May 26th, 2015.
Thanks to our friends at Dutton Books for Young Readers, we’re giving away a hardcover copy of the book. The finished copy is very pettable, fellow book collectors–the colors are deep and mysterious, and jacket is that nice velvety matte texture with silver lettering.
All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form and leave a thoughtful comment below telling us why you’re excited to read the book OR tell us your best revenge story…whether it happened to you or “someone you know.”
Open to US and Canadian residents aged 18 and older, or 13 and older with parental permission. See entry form for complete details. Good luck!
Giveaway and review copies were provided by the publisher.