Tide of Terror (Vampirates Series #2)

Tide of Terror (Vampirates Series #2)

by Justin Somper

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Overview

In this sequel to Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean, there's a traitor aboard the Diablo and enemies at every turn. As the danger intensifies, Grace discovers a place where her twin brother Connor could learn more about the pirate way without risking his life: the elite Pirate Academy. Will Connor choose an education by sea or by school, and will Grace be forced to follow him wherever he goes?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316014458
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 03/26/2008
Series: Vampirates Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 345,584
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.62(h) x 1.12(d)
Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Justin Somper is a bestselling author in the UK. His Vampirates books have received international acclaim and have been published in over 20 languages. He lives in London.

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Tide of Terror (Vampirates Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it NOW!!!!!!!!!
Chris Rohen More than 1 year ago
It is a great book but i like the first one a little better because Grace was actually on the vampirate ship
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book i have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A asome book but also sad i really like coner it is a must have book and i hope you like it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
READ IT NOW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book by jusrin somper.
Elly Burnham More than 1 year ago
Wanted to read more
lucie florestant More than 1 year ago
This series is full of adventure and i was glued to this book begining from end this book is a book u wanna read very good read it
Torri Bower More than 1 year ago
most amazing creative book you'll ever find with pirates and vampirates
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The twists and turns are unpredictable and fascinating, like a PG-13 Game of Thrones
kings8 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked the story line
KirinSan. on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Vampirates 2 Tide of Terror is the second book in the Vampirates Series. This time, Grace gets Conner to go a pirate school. A place where kids preparing to take over their pirate parents' place as captains or want to live a life out at sea. Conner goes and actually has a better time than Grace. Although it's only because Grace starts having dreams of the Vampirates... especially Lorcan. Grace finds out that Lorcan's slowly dying. Grace does everything she can to return to the ship. The story of the book is really good. It included a lot of useless details though. I only read it in breaks in class or after lunch. I was interested in the book like the first, but like the first, there were too many useless details for me to want to read it for a long time. Some times, I wouldn't even read a whole chapter a day because of the details.
Squeex on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Who knew that in the future there would be an academy to train pirates? That's what we have in this second in the Vampirates series. Grace gets rescued from the vampirate ship at the end of DEMONS OF THE OCEAN and is now on the Diablo with her twin brother Connor. And they take a little visit to Pirate Academy to see if this might be the place for them. The evil vampirate Sidorio is out there working on his new vampirate crew, so there's plenty of story to go around and tons of intrigue. Who can Grace and Connor trust? This is such the perfect series to listen to. Whoever chose Daniel Philpott to narrate this wonderfully written tale oer the bounding main....chose wisely. He rivals Jim Dale (narrator of the Harry Potter series) in vocal dexterity.Five arrrrrrrrrrgh beans!!!!
lawral on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Even though it's been a while since I read the first book in the Vampirates series, it took me no time at all to re-orient myself in Connor and Grace's (and Lorcan's and Sidorio's and Cheng Li's) story and be sucked back into their future world of piracy. The Pirate Academy and Pirate Federation both play a big part in this book, as does Captain Wrathe's opposition to both. Good guys become bad guys right and left in this second installment, and a lot of that has to do with Connor and Grace's changing feelings toward institutionalized piracy.Grace hopes to convince Connor to go along with Academy life as a possibly stepping stone away from piracy altogether. If she can't have what she wants (to go back to the Vampirates, of course) why should he? As the death of a crew member aboard The Diablo shows, Connor is in just as much danger every time he helps out in an attack as Grace was hanging out with vampires. He takes to Academy life, but not in the way she hopes; he sees how it will help him to excel as a pirate captain. In turn, Grace begins to visit the Vampirate ship, if only in spirit.Their stories are just as separate now that they are together as they were in the first book when they were apart. I kind of like that about this book. Grace and Connor are very distinctive people with very different dreams, even if they are referred to as "the twins" by just about everyone(longer rant about that in a minute). Even though Connor and Grace are in some really weird circumstances that, I feel, hardly anyone can relate to on a literal level (though, if you know of a real pirate academy, please let me know!), what they go through in this book is something that most kids go through. Connor and Grace both have to grow up a bit in this book and, in the process, grow away from each other. My sister is ten years younger than I am, so I didn't ever go through this process with a sibling, but I did go through The Big Middle School Friend Shift. It sucked. All of a sudden you're not only surrounded by all the people you went to elementary school with, but with a bunch of other kids too. And some of them are pretty cool and have the same schedule as you and so on and so forth. I know I didn't mean to ditch old friends in middle school, and I hope that they didn't intentionally ditch me, but as the world got bigger, friends changed. Connor and Grace both realize that in this book and have to come to terms with the fact that they won't always be together. It's kind of heartbreaking, even though they both end up (spoiler) happy in the end.Okay, enough touchy-feely business. I couldn't stand how often Connor and Grace were referred to as "the twins" in this book. It drove me crazy! Especially since, though they were both at the Academy, they were hardly ever together. This whole book (I think) is about the two of them realizing that they are two completely different people, and yet they are referred to as a set throughout! Granted, the twins saves the printer 6 six characters and the speaker 2 syllables, but still. If this continues in the next book I might have to pull my hair out.
Vampirate_queen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good book. I wasn't as impressed as with the first book, but, then again, many books and movies are like that; the first and third are the best, the second is okay.I found this book to be slower, and, for me, not as easy to continue reading. But I did make it through, and I still loved it.
nevinr3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is even better than the first! It's so interesting because you get to learn more about Captain Wrathe's past an Chang Lee's. Definitely a classic in the making.
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A good book. I read the first book and LOVED it. I want to read the third book, too. This is a must read!
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