When the ship the Persephone is attacked and everyone aboard is killed, Frances is shocked to find out that the only other survivors of the accident are claiming that it was a rogue wave that destroyed the ship. Perplexed, she assumes the identity of her friend Libby; who also made it to the raft with her but didn’t last long enough to survive. Frances is determined to exact revenge on those who caused the death of everyone she loved, essentially stealing her life in the process.
If you follow my blog, you’ll know I’m a huge Carrie Ryan fan. I wasn’t able to go to TLA this year, but the lovely lady I’m mentoring in library school brought me back an autographed copy. Squee! This book is another masterpiece of story with plot twists and complex characters. Those who read the Forest of Hand and Teeth series know that not all monsters are zombies. That theme holds true in this novel as the truth is blurred and sometimes it is hard to know what is right and wrong.
He’s looking at me as though I’m the one to answer his everything. The last person to look at me that way was Grey, and just thinking the name causes an angry rod of steel to slide down my spine.
Sometimes the best lies are wrapped in the flavor of truth.
Recommended Grades: 8 and up
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Overall Opinion: Recommended
Source: Book (had requested a Netgalley ebook but got the ARC first)