Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Daughter of Deep Silence - Carrie Ryan

ARC, 375 pages

Release Date: May 26, 2015

Published by: Dutton Books for Young Readers


Source: ARC received from #RT15

For fans of: Thriller, Contemporary, Mystery, Romance, YA, Stand-alones


     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.



     This is one of those books that showed me not to judge a book by it's cover. Not that I didn't like the cover, but it has a historical feel to it and I'm just not into them very much. So when I saw this, I kinda strayed away from it. I didn't even add it to my TBR or read the synopsis. But then when I received this one from RT2015, before I decided to trade it away to my mom, I read the synopsis and knew I had messed up. I should've added this months ago. 

"They say that the measure of a man isn't in how he faces the expected. It's in how he faces the unexpected."

pg. 36

     A luxury cruise ship sank years ago and there are only three people alive to tell the tale. Unfortunately, two of them are not being honest. The other person is still alive but has been keeping quiet for all this time. Until she gets the exact right moment to exact revenge. 

"Sometimes the best lies are wrapped in the flavor of truth."

pg. 48

     Everyone that has read this says that it reminds them of the show Revenge and if that's true, I need to start watching that show because I loved this. This book forced me to have late nights, headaches for thinking too hard on who it was, and heart aches for being so love sick for her. This book had my emotions everywhere and if the show is anything like that, I need to see it too, 

"Luckily, rage is a powerful emotion, strong enough not to just burn away pain but also to sear back the whispering tendrils of fear."

pg. 85

     I also loved the plot movement. Everything in this book happened for a reason. Normally when reading books that have things happen specifically for the plot movement, it annoys me, but this one has a specific story-line. Everything happened for a reason because the kick ass heroine made it happen. This of course made for fast plot movement so it was never boring. I found myself on the edge of my seat the entire time. 

"And yet pain has found me just the same. It seems as though it's impossible to live a life without it."

pg. 338

     Add on to all that the amazing writing style, and I fell in love with this story. If you could see my book now, I have tabbed so many quotes! It was so hard for me to pick the ones that I wanted to go with this review. If nothing else, This was actually my first book by Carrie Ryan and because of her gorgeous writing, it definitely will not be my last. 

"It's easier to believe in the cruel hand of nature, than the cruel hand of man."

pg. 370

     This book caught me completely by surprise. I almost didn't read it because of a stupid cover mistake, and I'm so glad I decided to do it anyways. If I hadn't picked it up I would've missed out on a thrilling plot, gorgeous writing, and some kick ass characters. I hope everyone enjoys this one as much as I did!

Overall, I give this