Genre: YA* Mystery* Contemporary* Thriller.
“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.”
First of all, look at that cover! It’s a beautiful illustration and I would be lying if I said I didn’t first pick it up because of the cover. But, I absolutely adored this book. The plot of a mystery had me hooked from the first page: Frances Mace pretends to be Libby, her bff that died on the ship, in order to find out why the other two survivors lied about what truly happened. And those two survivors being her almost boyfriend and his father! SHOCKING, I KNOW!!! But you later find out what really happened and then you can’t really blame them.
“I am nothing except this: a girl reborn of the deep ocean silence, meant for nothing but vengeance.”
Frances was such a strong character. She was determined, deliberate, cold, and unemotional. It was quite haunting in a few scenes because of how descriptive and creepy her plan for vengeance was. When reading about what she experienced on that cruise ship, I sympathized with her and I almost… ALMOST agreed with her. She was the type of character that took you in her shoes as if you were Frances Mace, seeking justice for your parents and friend.
The plot was really good. It was fast pace, but in a good way. It kept you guessing and wanting more until you finished the book. I literally took this book everywhere with me, hoping to get a few minutes in between to be that much more closer to finishing.
But I HATED THE ENDING! I was so mad on how it ended, why couldn’t Carrie just humor me and give me the happily-ever-after I sought? Sigh…. though after I calmed down, I actually appreciated how it ended. I realized Carrie left it like that to give the reader the power to determine Frances ending on there own. And of course, I gave Frances a huge happily-ever-after! All in all, loved this book and would definitely recommend it to EVERYONE, yes that means you.
*Picture and Summary from GoodReads*