Friday, August 14, 2015
Book Review: Daughter of Deep Silence
AUTHOR: Carrie Ryan
PUBLISHED: May 26th, 2015
PREMISE: A girl vows revenge on a Senator when he covers up an attack that caused the death of her family and best friend.
MY REVIEW: I wanted to like this one way more then I did. I have a fondness for Carrie Ryan for the Forest of Hands and Teeth series. Hands and Teeth was actually one of the first books I reviewed for this blog way back in the day (FIVE YEARS, still processing that...).
To be sure this still had Ryan's great writing style and snappy pace. It still had complicated characters and everything. But I can't ignore the fact that I was getting major deja vu reading this because this book is basically the TV show Revenge, told in YA form. Circumstances are a wee bit different, but if you tilt your head and squint, it's basically the same plot. The ending is different from the show, and actually in my opinion, far more fitting then the show's, but that's a matter of opinion. I love Revenge and am mostly happy with the ending, but I felt everything happened way too happily for Emily/Amanda in the end considering all the things she did.
So...this isn't a bad book. It's well done and a good story...it's just a story that's already been done and honestly...Revenge did it better.
WHO SHOULD READ: Revenge fans (who don't mind repeat stories), fans of revenge stories
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five I've seen this before feels