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Action-packed creepy adventure to send shivers down the spine
Readers who like spooky, atmospheric stories of the supernatural will lap up The Darkdeep. Everyone in the area knows there’s something sinister about Still Cove, and local legend has it that there’s a monster lurking in its permanently fog-covered waters. Nico plunges into the mystery – literally – while trying to retrieve a lost drone, and what he and his friends find there is stranger than they ever imagined, and as dangerous as the stories say. It seems the water has the power to bring imagined monsters to life, but what starts out as fun quickly becomes threatening. The claustrophobic sense of small town life adds to the tension, especially as each of the main characters has their own problems to deal with, and this well-constructed, fast-paced thriller will absorb readers. More episodes will follow.
When a bullying incident sends twelve year-old Nico Holland over the edge of a cliff into the icy waters of Still Cove, where no one ever goes, friends Tyler and Ella - and even 'cool kid' Opal - rush to his rescue . . . only to discover an island hidden in the swirling mists below. Shrouded by dense trees and murky tides, the island appears uninhabited, although the kids can't quite shake the feeling that something about it is off. Their suspicions grow when they stumble upon an abandoned houseboat with an array of curiosities inside: odd-looking weapons, unnerving portraits, maps to places they've never heard of, and a glass jar containing something completely unidentifiable. As the group delves deeper into the unknown, their discoveries - and their lives - begin to intertwine in weird and spooky ways. Something ancient has awakened . . . and it knows their wishes and dreams - and their deepest secrets. Do they have what it takes to face the shadowy things that lurk within their own hearts?
Brimming with chilling mysteries and heart-stopping twists... I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. -- Alexandra Bracken, author of The Darkest Minds
The Darkdeep has all the makings of a classic... this is, hands down, the most fun I've had while being deeply terrified. -- Roshani Chokshi, author of Aru Shah and the End of Time
A delicious rollicking adventure you won't be able to put down. -- Tahereh Mafi, author of Shatter Me
The stakes are huge, the action high-throttle, but what readers will remember most is its big, emotional heart. . . A truly spectacular adventure. -- Soman Chainani, author of The School for Good and Evil
Move over, Stranger Things . . . The Darkdeep will pull you into an irresistibly eerie world beyond your wildest dreams - and nightmares. -- Melissa de la Cruz
Lightning-paced action... this book really left me breathless! -- R L Stine, author of Goosebumps and Fear Street
|Publication date:||24th January 2019|
|Author:||Brendan Reichs, Ally Condie|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
Brendan Reichs is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller Nemesis and its sequel Genesis, and co-author of the six-volume Virals series. Brendan is also a member of the Executive Board for both YALLFEST and YALLWEST literary festivals and has received a MFA in Creative Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife, son, daughter, and a herd of animals that tear up everything. Follow him on Twitter Facebook and his website. Ally Condie is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched trilogy. A former ...More About Brendan Reichs, Ally Condie
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