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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."— Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

DARK LIFE, One of the Coolest YA Books Ever

After much of the continent became submerged, people started prospecting and farming the only place left to find land: the bottom of the ocean. Ty lives with this family on their 400 acre farm and dreams of the day when he'll own his own land--except the common wealth says no one will get any land, or any supplies until the notorious criminals aboard the Seablite are caught. Ty tries to help Gemma, a girl from topside, find her missing brother amongst the ruff frontier folk while keeping an eye out for Shade, the infamous leader of the Seablight gang. He has a dark gift that makes him almost impossible to catch...and he's not the only one. 

WOW. If I could give six stars, I would. DARK LIFE is the most original and interesting YA book I've read in years. Take 2000 Leagues Under the Sea, mix in a little X-Men, and add a healthy dash of Kenneth Oppel's AIRBORN, and you've got DARK LIFE. 
I'm adding Kat Fall's to my list of favorite authors, and then I'm going to stalk her website to see when the next book, RIP TIDE comes out.


Lacie Myers said...

Intriguing. So glad you posted this review. If I saw this in a bookstore I would probably pass it by. Now I won't.

Mike Keyton said...

It sounds a really good book. Thanks for the recommendation, Wendy.

Michelle Teacress said...

I've added it to my list. I'm always glad to discover a new author that someone else is so excited about. Thanks for the recommend. I hope you're keeping cool and hydrated with all the hard work you do on that farm. Have a good week. :)

Susan said...

sounds riveting, thanks for the tip.

Crystal Collier said...

Six stars? I think I'm going to have to put that one on the "to read" list.

Wendy, I tagged you on my blog. =) http://crystalcollier.blogspot.com/2011/09/tagged.html

I look forward to reading random facts about you.