Mudo is supposed to mean "mute, speechless," a word passed down from the traders and pirates who used to fill the harbor. But the creatures trailing me, the people-who-once-were, are anything but mute. They're nothing but noise - moans of hunger. p.81The Dead-Tossed Waves is the sequel to The Forest of Hands and Teeth, but told from a new perspective about 11 years after the first book. The protagonist feels the same though. I found Mary in the first book to be a whining annoying child and I found Gabry to be the same. So much whining, so much time spent wishing. I guess she gets it from her mother. But if you can move past that, the story is pretty good. It's the same world as before, zombies everywhere hungry for human flesh; people living in small towns behind fences. In this book, though you get to see more of the outside world and how it works. Mary's village was isolated and she was brought up to believe that they were the only ones so it was nice to see more of the larger world and the government that was set up to protect the people. I wish they had been more of that though. There was a whole of description about the Mudo and the hunger for flesh and a whole lot of discussion about what they really are, but not enough about how the world actually functions. Maybe in the next book? I hope so. It seems like Carrie Ryan is pushing farther out into this world that she has created in each book. The first book was action packed and felt very closed, a little claustrophobic. This was more open but still had that enclosed feel to it.
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