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Since the dawn of time, prehistoric shark clans called Shivers have ruled over the earth's oceans, fierce protectors of all who swim. For eons, the Big Blue has prospered under Shiver Law, and the delicate balance of sea life kept sacred. Until now.

Rising sea temperatures and overfishing have caused food to become scarce, and the battle for new hunting grounds has brought with it corruption and warfare.

Now, with the ocean on the brink of chaos, a young reef shark named Gray - exiled from the safety of his peaceful reef home - must venture deep into Open Water to unlock the secrets of his destiny and bring peace back to the ocean. But first, he'll have to discover the truth about who - and what - he really is.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on June 14, 2011 by Razorbill
ISBN-10: 1595143769
ISBN-13: 9781595143761
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  • lightningcole
    lightningcoleTuesday, March 13, 2018 at 1:56 pm44 stars
    I liked it, it was very thrilling and once you read one you cannot stop. I was reading it so much at one point!
    • coleberti
      colebertiMonday, September 11, 2017 at 9:32 am55 stars
      This book is the first of the shark wars series and it is really cool. I liked when gray (the main character) realises He is more special than he thinks. Not going to spoil.
      • rarepolic
        rarepolicMonday, March 20, 2017 at 7:18 pm55 stars
        good book
        • speedydodo
          speedydodoThursday, December 3, 2015 at 1:17 pm55 stars
          try this book
          • isne5
            isne5Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:46 am
            I thought this book was so good that I started reading the whole series.
            • kat_attackTuesday, August 4, 2015 at 4:25 pm
              epic :3 I really hope someday they make a movie out of it. There is so much action and the way they put the story together is amazing. All six books are really good and i highly recommend these series. My favourite characters are Velenka and Snork. Can't get enough of this book!
              • sixsigma4
                sixsigma4Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm
                Friend, I honestly it was amazing!
                • soccer4
                  soccer4Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 9:23 am55 stars
                  I really liked all the action in the book, it was very fun to read and i enjoyed the description. I think it was really cool when they found out that Gray was a megalodon. it was awesome when they found tyro's skeleton.
                  • jibarra
                    jibarraTuesday, October 14, 2014 at 11:26 am55 stars
                    my favorite charecters are gray, barkly and striker my favorite parts are when he got his head stuck in a bucket and when he got banded it was sad and cool and my most favorite part is when they went to the tuna run and the battle was cool two i can't wait to get #2 battle of the riptide
                    • atsu
                      atsuSunday, September 28, 2014 at 7:29 am
                      I think this story is awesome!This is a story about a reef shark called Gray who gets kicked out of his shiver and in order to join he needs to participate in the Tuna run and win the race!On the way to the Tuna run,he meets his friend Barkley the dogfish and gets in trouble.The worst trouble that struck them was that they accidentally swam into Goblin shiver territory and they needed to join them to fight against the rival Razor shiver.If you like sharks,adventurous stories and battle stuff,I highly recommend this book!

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