“I think she was afraid to love sometimes. I think it scared her. She was the type to like things that are concrete, like the ocean. Something you could point to and know what it was. I think that’s why she always struggled with God. And I think that’s why she also struggled with love. She couldn’t touch it. She couldn’t hold on to it and make sure it never changed.”
“I just sat there, staring out towards the darkness of the ocean and the starlight flashing off the crests of the waves and knew that we were all part of this bigger whole. That somehow I mattered in the course of things and a part of me would always have left its mark on this world.”
Oh my goodness, I just found out (through a review on goodreads) that my lovely Mary (the main character of “The forest of hands and teeth”) isn´t the main character in “The dead-tossed waves”. I am not quite done with TFOHAT yet, I have 100 pages left. I wanted to order the second book in the trilogy, so that it´s here on time when I finish the first book. But now I am not sure. Do I have to read it directly afterwards, when it´s not about Mary? Or can I go on with my enormous To-Be-Read-Pile and order the sequal when my TBR-Pile shrunk????