Friday, December 8, 2017

Book Review: Daughter of Deep Silence

Title: Daughter of Deep Silence
Author: Carrie Ryan
Genre: Young Adult | Thriller
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 26, 2015
Source: Purchased
Format: Hardcover

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 (goodreads).


Daughter of Deep Silence was missing intrigue. 
Plot: A young girl was orphaned from a deadly attack on a cruise ship and had to assume the identity of her new friend while exposing a senator's dark connection to the attack. It sounds interesting, doesn't it? I can let you know that it is not. There were no surprises along the way and things were laid out perfectly for Frances as she worked to exact her revenge. The premise was super interesting, but Daughter of Deep Silence didn't do it justice. 

Characters: Frances reminded me a lot Elizabeth from ABC's Revenge - her only focus was revenge. Frances just didn't interest me more as much as Elizabeth did, sure the author threw in a complicated romance, but that was completely unnecessary. None of the characters really  had personality and the senator was a cliche villain. The only highlight of this movie was Frances' continued identity crisis between her assumed identity and old life. 

Worldbuilding: Much like ABC's Revenge, Daughter of Deep Silence took place in an affluent neighborhood but didn't make much use of the area. There were the usual locations such as the country club and yacht - but nothing stuck out or really felt like a community. 

Short N Sweet: Daughter of Deep Silence was a quick read, but don't expect anything too thrilling or twisty. 


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