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The sequel to the acclaimed subsea adventure DARK LIFE.

Ty has always known that the ocean is a dangerous place. Every time he swims beyond the borders of his family's subsea farm, he's prepared to face all manner of aquatic predators-sharks, squid, killer whales . . .

What Ty isn't prepared to find in the deep is an entire township chained to a sunken submarine, its inhabitants condemned to an icy underwater grave. It's only the first clue to a mystery that has claimed hundreds of lives and stands to claim two more -- lives very precious to Ty and his Topsider ally, Gemma.

Now in a desperate race against the clock, Ty and Gemma find themselves in conflict with outlaws, Seaguard officers, and the savage, trident-wielding surfs -- plus a menagerie of the most deadly creatures the ocean has to offer.

Kat Falls brings to life the mysteries, marvels, and monsters of the deep in this fast-paced and inventive action-adventure.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on August 1, 2011 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545178436
ISBN-13: 9780545178433
7 Book Reviews
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  • grace_elise
    grace_eliseTuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:09 am
    The best book ever!!
    • bayyyyyyyyTuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:08 am
      best book ever !
      • gablas
        gablasTuesday, December 15, 2015 at 5:48 amFeatured
        It's the future. Kat Falls’ second book, Rip Tide, takes place in a world where sea levels have risen and half of the world’s population have been driven out of their homes. So now, most people live underwater. Selling kelp and diving for sunken treasure, Ty’s family has it pretty good. Until one day, while making a trade with the captain of Drift, one of the largest townships in the ocean, Ty’s parents get kidnapped. With his close friend Gemma, a girl who ran away from her home on the surface, Ty tries to track down Shade, Gemma’s brother, and ask for his help. But Ty soon learns that this is not the only problem. Someone is anchoring townships, causing the hundreds of people inside to either suffocate or freeze to death. Searching the vast corners of the ocean, and encountering new allies and enemies, they soon find out that the REAL enemy is the one you never expect. I enjoyed both Dark Life and Rip Tide, both give a fun and adventurous look at the ocean, and also a sort of precautionary warning about what COULD happen if sea levels get too high. But read Dark Life first, because you'll be really confused about what's going on if you don’t This book is jam-packed full of twists and turns, and definitely a must-read.
        • jvanpelt
          jvanpeltTuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm55 stars
          This is one of the best books i have ever read if you have time you should read this book
          • 23kathyy
            23kathyyThursday, November 14, 2013 at 2:06 pm55 stars
            This is actually one of the best sequels to a book ever written!! Please read Dark Life first though. :)
            • piperWednesday, November 13, 2013 at 3:04 pm
              i just read it its not horrible at all
              • piperSunday, November 11, 2012 at 9:00 am
                horrible book