Rip Tide (Dark Life Series #2)

Rip Tide (Dark Life Series #2)

by Kat Falls

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ISBN-13: 9780545178433
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Series: Dark Life Series , #2
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author


Kat Falls is the author of Dark Life and its sequel, Rip Tide. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she holds an MFA in screenwriting from Northwestern University, where she now teaches. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three children.

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Rip Tide 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SusanQuinn More than 1 year ago
Rip Tide by Kat Falls is the action-packed sequel to Dark Life, an undersea fish tale that made me give a cheer for the resurgence of science fiction in middle grade. Ty, the pioneer boy born and raised subsea after The Rising flooded the earth and made land scarce, is the center of the story. Ty's Dark Gift of biosonar is put to good use in Rip Tide as he battles surfs (surfeit population), topsiders (those who live on the scraps of land left) and a severe looking SeaGuard Captain (the Commonweath's police) in a desperate search to find his kidnapped parents. Falls brings to life the Wild West lifestyle of this amazingly realized world, and her crisp, fast paced storytelling makes this novel breathless to the end. Where's my liquigen (Ty's deep-sea breathing liquid)? I love the way Falls packs her story with undersea creatures and technology that kids will love. Her inventive use of slang draws you deep into the pioneer mindset, while she paints a world that is rugged, yet beautiful. Ty is a boy who loves the sea, is part of it, and has a sense of joy in the wonders of the deep comes shining through. There are a few chaste kisses in this story and Ty's achingly sweet love for topsider Gemma gives this story appeal for both boys and girls. There's quite a bit of violence in Ty's brutal world, so I wouldn't recommend for readers who are disturbed by shark attacks or bad guys willing to kill to get what they want. For that reason, I recommend Rip Tide for readers 10+ (same as my rating for Dark Life). But I can't recommend this book highly enough and I hope to see many more great novels from Falls in the future. I hear there's a movie in the works for Dark Life!! Which would be awesome with a shine (the glow that undersea pioneers acquire).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dark Life and Riptide are excellent books and should be read. Kat Falls really should make a third book about the Common Wealth finally get whats finally coming to them!!( I hope they all just blow up ;D )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is fantastick
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rip Tide is a great sequel to Dark Life! The story line in this book caught my attention from the very beginning. Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One day my friend came up to me and told me to read dark life and that it is amazing. I looked at the cover and told him no that i was not interested. He told me i had to read it. As i began reading i got more interested in the book. This book was full of adventure and had a bit of romance to make the book better than it already is. I loved dark life. Now iwant to know lf the second book any good. Because i dont want to spend eleven dollars on a book if i dont like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
one of the best books ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this before but I need to read it again!!!!!!!
smheatherly2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The sequel to Dark Life, Ty and Gemma are in for another adventure to save the ones they love. This time, their up against outlaws who don't seem to care who they take down in the process, even if it means whole communities. This is a quick paced, adventurous, mystery that will leave you wanting more.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I got an advanced reading copy of this series through the Amazon Vine program. This is the second book in the Dark Life series by Kat Falls. If you liked the first book, Dark Life, I think you will really enjoy this book too. This book is fast-paced, action-packed and full of wonderful sea life and technology.Ty knows life under the ocean is dangerous but when he and Gemma stumble upon a township chained shut on the ocean floor and full of dead people they know something horrible is happening. When Ty's parents are kidnapped while out selling their catch the plot thickens. Now Ty and Gemma will have to outsmart legal and illegal government groups in order to uncover the mystery of the sunken township and get Ty's parents back alive.For some reason I keep hoping that this series will be more about living under the sea and what it is like than about government conspiracy. I am not sure why I keeping hoping that. This book is definitely more of a conspiracy type mystery than anything else. There is some cool discussion about underwater technology and there are some encounters with dangerous sea creatures; but most of the dangerous encounters involve people who are trying to take him and Gemma out so that they don't spoil their plans.Ty and Gemma are fairly likable if not completely engaging characters. They have a bit of a romance going off and on throughout the book; this is hampered by Gemma being terrified of being undersea (which is Ty's home). Both are very capable and noble characters that strive to do the best they can. Ty can be reckless at times, but usually not stupidly so.The plot moves very quickly, making the book tough to put down. The mystery is very well done and takes a number of unpredictable twists and turns.I would recommend for older middle grade set (probably 10+ years old) just because the story is very violent at times. There is a lot of people killing each other or getting mauled by sea life, also threats of torture.Overall this was a solid addition to the Dark Life series. It is full of action, adventure, and mystery. The story is more focused around a conspiracy going on between two groups of humans than anything else. Think of this as an undersea conspiracy thriller of sorts. The characters are solid, but not completely engaging. The plot has some nice twists and turns that keep the reader on their toes. This book was more violent than the first, so just something to be aware of. I personally like the series but am not completely in love with it just because I am not a big conspiracy thriller fan. Those who love ocean adventures and thrillers will find a lot here to love.
callmecayce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Dark Life and was pleased to see there was another book by Falls that included the same characters. It'd been long enough ago that I didn't remember much from the first book, so Rip Tide was interesting. I did miss the time spent under water, but I liked the way Falls dealt with (and later resolved) Gemma's problems being underwater. I was intrigued with Shade's return and where Falls can go with that. I also liked the romance Falls worked into the book which changed the series from more juvenile to young adult (and not in a bad way). I'll read a third book in this series if it's published.
SusanKayeQuinn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Rip Tide by Kat Falls is the action-packed sequel to Dark Life, an undersea fish tale that made me give a cheer for the resurgence of science fiction in middle grade. Ty, the pioneer boy born and raised subsea after The Rising flooded the earth and made land scarce, is the center of the story. Ty's Dark Gift of biosonar is put to good use in Rip Tide as he battles surfs (surfeit population), topsiders (those who live on the scraps of land left) and a severe SeaGuard Captain (the Commonweath's police) in a desperate search to find his kidnapped parents. Falls brings to life the Wild West lifestyle of this amazingly realized world, and her crisp, fast paced storytelling makes this novel breathless to the end. Where's my liquigen (Ty's deep-sea breathing liquid)?I love the way Falls packs her story with undersea creatures and technology that kids will love. Her inventive use of slang draws you deep into the pioneer mindset, while she paints a world that is rugged, yet beautiful. Ty is a boy who loves the sea, is part of it, and his sense of joy in the wonders of the deep comes shining through.There are a few chaste kisses in this story and Ty's achingly sweet love for topsider Gemma gives this story appeal for both boys and girls. There's quite a bit of violence in Ty's brutal world, so I wouldn't recommend for readers who are disturbed by shark attacks or bad guys willing to kill to get what they want. For that reason, I recommend Rip Tide for readers 10+ (same as my rating for Dark Life). But I can't recommend this book highly enough and I hope to see many more great novels from Falls in the future. I hear there's a movie in the works for Dark Life!! Which would be awesome with a shine (the glow that undersea pioneers acquire).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
#luvit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really well written. Its as great as the hunger games! Great book. I really think Falls should make this a triolagy in which the epilouge will have Gemma and Ty get married and have kids. Great book i giv it 5/5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horray
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the few books I never get bored of reading. Along with dark life. Best book I have had the pleasure toread
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait for this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its was a spectacular book!! :)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book! :)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first books name is darkife just plain old dark life. Anywaythis book is amazing. I love it and by the way the second books name is rip tide. Kat Fallis one of my favorite authors. I totally recomend this book. I also recomend reading silver linings. Its awesome.