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3.54 16 20 TheI think about this book, theI like it, honestly I feel like a major part of the ending was messily done, but it was compelling and went out with a bang It was enjoyable.I am so excited for Astrid Scholte s third book, too This one gets 3.5 5 stars.original review This wasn t bad, it was just okay I didn t love it as much as I d hoped to Also, wow, that ending That felt kind of like I was cheated view spoiler Why have all that detail about trying to save Lor if 3.54 16 20 TheI think about this book, theI like it, honestly I feel like a major part of the ending was messily done, but it was compelling and went out with a bang It was enjoyable.I am so excited for Astrid Scholte s third book, too This one gets 3.5 5 stars.original review This wasn t bad, it was just okay I didn t love it as much as I d hoped to Also, wow, that ending That felt kind of like I was cheated view spoiler Why have all that detail about trying to save Lor if you weren t going to make it in the end hide spoiler Also, that ending still felt pretty open view spoiler I mean, come on, everything is still set up there to bring Lor back Literally everything hide spoiler I guess I had fun, but this just wasn t the type of thing I normally go for I just liked this author.3 5 stars.9 3 19 Oh YES I really liked Four Dead Queens I have an ARC but I also bought the Barnes and Noble exclusive hardcover when it came out because I wanted to be an official FDQ superfan I m so excited to follow Scholte through her writing career.Also, this synopsis sounds AMAZING Is this the final cover I actually kinda like it.Crossing my fingers for an ARC Wish me luck Hooboy takes deep breath This is not going to be pretty Honestly, I should have just DNFed this book The only reason I didn t is because the world was intriguing and in the beginning I was really interested But sadly, the farther I read, the worse it got.I ll start with the positive The concept was FANTASTIC In the beginning, I was so onboard It felt so much like Waterworld, which I love The idea of a post apocalyptic world of water is amazing However, that was where the enjoyment Hooboy takes deep breath This is not going to be pretty Honestly, I should have just DNFed this book The only reason I didn t is because the world was intriguing and in the beginning I was really interested But sadly, the farther I read, the worse it got.I ll start with the positive The concept was FANTASTIC In the beginning, I was so onboard It felt so much like Waterworld, which I love The idea of a post apocalyptic world of water is amazing However, that was where the enjoyment ends The world building was shoddy There s no nice way to put it I still don t even know if this was supposed to be a high fantasy or a sci fi dystopia It seemed like a futuristic, post apocalyptic world basically, the government used technology to melt the ice caps that were encasing a large portion of land because overpopulation was an issue and they neededspace But they screwed up and melted too much, raising the sea level too high and burying all the land under water Okayfar fetched, but okay I can roll with that But it s never mentioned if it s actually Earth or not, even though everything seems to go by Earth s rules and there s nothing other worldly about it to make it a High Fantasy world.Then we have Palindromena, a high tech island facility that brings loved ones back for 24 hours for an exorbitant price Also a cool concept, but I don t think the post apocalyptic water world and the high tech facility really fit together If they have access to that kind of technology, why is the rest of the world living in the dark ages It seemed far fetched to me I know I keep using that word but it describes the whole book, sorry Anyway, let s suspend belief that this facility would exist in a world without land that otherwise lacks any technology The way the tethering process works is also a reach view spoiler There s a bracelet, called an echolink, that connects a Warden someone in charge of the revival process to the dead patient that s being revived via their heartbeat So the revived patient shares a heartbeat with the Warden for 24 hours, but they can t survive sharing for a second longer than that, so one of them has to be terminated Okaaaayy hide spoiler I mean, the concept was cool If you could have closure the chance to say goodbye and see your loved ones one last time would you Interesting.In addition to the terrible world building, this book also lacked any logic whatsoever There were SO many things that were completely nonsensical, and theI read thethey bugged the shit out of me.First There was a disease called Crystal Lung, which was a byproduct of living on the salt water Salt coated everything this part did make sense and was brilliantly done people had to flip their cups upside down to avoid them getting coated in a layer of salt, which does happen when you live close on the ocean , and people would literally get a disease from breathing in the salt water so much that it formed crystals in your lungs Um, what People who live on the ocean in real life never have that problem If this book had been about a different species, it would have been fine But the subjects are human According to The Lung Institute, breathing in ocean air actually improves lung function and reduces coughing.Second It was repeated multiple times that the Sunrise, the vessel the girls owned, only held 3 people Any , and it would sink When I say repeated, it was beaten into your head and used as an excuse any time it would have madesense for an extra person to join the group This is not how boats work A boat would have to be incredibly tiny to sink if a 4th person boarded According to the Coast Guard, the general formula for maximum occupancy is L x W of the boat divided by 15 Now, for only 3 people, L x W would have to be 45 Assuming the boat is about 5 feet across, that makes it only 9 feet long However, the way the boat is described makes it sound much larger than that It even has a cabin below deck This lack of logic bugged the ever loving shit out of me view spoiler The parents had to leave the girls behind because the boat couldn t fit four people Then, when the girls found their parents alive, they couldn t all leave together again, because the boat was too small hide spoiler It waslike an excuse and a plot device than actual logic Just because you have a pseudo fantasy world that feelslike futuristic Earth than any made up planet doesn t mean you get to break the laws of physics.The whole plot was frankly frustrating There was a countdown to create tension, but no real action or conflict Or any kind of real stakes or danger view spoiler The whole reunion with the girls parents, along with their parents explanation as to why they left without the girls and let them think they were dead had me rolling my eyes Why would they leave the girls behind, knowing the corporation wanted to kill them and that the girls would possibly be in danger as well Nothing about any of it made any sense whatsoever.I also predicted that Lor would give his life for Elysea as soon as it was revealed that the echolink was actually a tether between them, and only one of them not necessarily the revived had to die for the other to survive SUPER predictable However, I will say that I did not predict that Lor was actually revived himself, and that he d actually taken his best friend s place But I was too frustrated by that point to appreciate the brilliance of the twist.It also really pissed me off that they were going to revive Lor again after he took Elysea s place I m glad it didn t happen, because it would have cheapened Lor s sacrifice, but the fact that it was even possible was rage inducing It s stated multiple times that someone CAN T be revived twice and that it s just not possible Something about their heart not being able to take it, blah blah blah Yet when Lor dies suddenly we get some bullshit reason that it actually WOULD be possible, if he had a stronger heart hide spoiler No, no, NO There s nothing that pisses me offthan when a book breaks its own rules Don t make the rules in the first place if you re going to change them later on down the road when it s convenient.There was talk throughout the beginning of how dangerous the Untied Sea was to sail through, because the Remoran aka pirates dwelled there When they said they were sailing into the Untied Sea, I got excited pirates Swashbuckling Danger However, I was seriously disappointed There was only one tiny blip and wham bam done they were out of the Untied Sea and I was left thinking, That s it view spoiler The Remoran found them, and here s the vicious captain of a group of rud cannibalistic pirates who has awesome blue hair and teeth literally filed to points and all they did was talk about stealing their boat s power and leaving them to float stranded out on the ocean Until Lor conveniently escapes his bonds, hops over to the other ship, and sends it off without a wheel And it was over LAME The Remoran do appear again at the very end, but it was also a brief interaction hide spoiler In addition the all of that frustration, I also didn t like any of the characters and couldn t connect to them at all, so I felt absolutely nothing while reading They didn t have any real depth to them, and despite the two main girls motivation being love, I couldn t find anything worth rooting for in them In fact, I outright hated Tempest Literally her only personality trait was being angry and standoffish and overall a horrible person to anyone except her sister who she was also horrible to sometime At one point Lor even said she was angry but then again, Tempest s default setting was angry Yeah, because that s her entire personality, bro Even when her sister was revived she was still angry and horrible.The farther I went and theI thought about it, thefrustrated this story made me I seriously should have just DNFed this when I realized I was no longer enjoying it But because of the strong start, I held out hope that it would get better Spoiler alert It didn t This review was originally posted on Novel Heartbeat To see a breakdown of my assessment, please visit the full review here Update 24th of March Thank you for all your support during these trying times If you re looking for a signed copy of The Vanishing Deep, please try Barnes and Noble Union Square, 5th Avenue and Fullerton Mysterious Galaxy Books of Wonder Half Price Books The Tattered Cover I hope the book helps take you on a thrilling journey Stay safe Update 8th of February Penguin Teen s preorder campaign is up If you preorder before the 3 3 20, you can enter your receipt and recieve an exclusive Update 24th of March Thank you for all your support during these trying times If you re looking for a signed copy of The Vanishing Deep, please try Barnes and Noble Union Square, 5th Avenue and Fullerton Mysterious Galaxy Books of Wonder Half Price Books The Tattered Cover I hope the book helps take you on a thrilling journey Stay safe Update 8th of February Penguin Teen s preorder campaign is up If you preorder before the 3 3 20, you can enter your receipt and recieve an exclusive waterproof phone pouch US only Check out the details here Update 15th of December Pre order campaign with Good Choice Reading is live You can order a signed US hardcover and receive four character cards painted by me More info here The first spark of inspiration for The Vanishing Deep was back in 2015, before I wrote Four Dead Queens, when I was watching an episode of the Real Housewives of NYC and one of the housewives said she wished she could have just oneday with her late husband The idea stuck in my mind What if it was possible to have oneday with a deceased loved one Fast forward to early 2017, when I sold my debut Four Dead Queens to Penguin Random House USA and my editor asked if I had any other book ideas I suggested three and the one my editor picked became The Vanishing Deep The main character, Tempest Alerin, is a tough, unapologetic girl who would never smile if you asked her to or sensor her thoughts She s been scavenging the sunken ruins of the Old World for the past two years to fund the revival of her sister, Elysea But Tempest doesn t want some kind of meaningful final goodbye with her sister, she wants the truth to their parents deaths and the secret Elysea took to her grave about that fateful night The Vanishing Deep is a story of sisterhood, love and loss, and the lengths we will go to for the people we care about It s also a fantasy sci fi thriller which takes place in a world that s 99% water where the ocean is as deadly as it is beautiful.I hope you enjoy the journey The Vanishing Deep is a truly awesome book with great characters, and an incredibly action packed plot with numerous twists and turns that constantly left me feeling genuinely surprised when it came to trying to predict what was going to happen I definitely recommend reading this book My rating score 5 out of 5 Stars on the Goodreads rating system, and 10 out of 10 on my own personal scoring system. The worldbuilding concept behind this book surely grabs attention it s not often I see a book based in a sci fi futuristic fantasy watery world where sea levels have risen it doesn t seem far fetched to say it has real world parallels and the heroine is a diver I wanted a quick, easily read standalone and THE VANISHING DEEP delivered It definitely reads and feels like a YA novel obviously because it is a YA novel , with tight pacing that keeps the narrative flowing It s not as developed a The worldbuilding concept behind this book surely grabs attention it s not often I see a book based in a sci fi futuristic fantasy watery world where sea levels have risen it doesn t seem far fetched to say it has real world parallels and the heroine is a diver I wanted a quick, easily read standalone and THE VANISHING DEEP delivered It definitely reads and feels like a YA novel obviously because it is a YA novel , with tight pacing that keeps the narrative flowing It s not as developed as it could be centrally in worldbuilding and characterisation , but it works well enough I liked the cast of characters, and surprisingly I liked the ending, which I thought was rather unconventional especially for a YA novel where a happy ending means romance The ending was also rather open ended and future events were open to interpretation Thinking on it , although THE VANISHING DEEP is good, I definitely think it had the potential to be excellent iftime was given to building characters and character relationships Lor and Nessandra, for one , and if it leanedheavily in the ethics of reviving people It could probably go pretty deep, if it wanted to You could also shove some nifty parables about global warming in therebut perhaps I m getting away from myself here Also kudos for the absolutely unexpected a spec rep in Elysea although specific terms are not used, I think the words she didn t feel that way about him and wouldn t feel that way about anyone plus context is enough to confirm it TL DR An easy read YA novel that s sure to capture interest due to its unique watery setting whilst providing a fun few hours of reading I was provided with a copy by the publishers in exchange for an honest review A TALE OF TWO SISTERS IN A WATER WORLD DYSTOPIAN SET FUTURE The Vanishing Deep is a fast paced action packed YA dystopian sci fi thriller Even though I enjoyedScholte s debut novel Four Dead Queens which I gave 5 stars, I really enjoyed this one too and would read future books from this author The difference in rating may be just of personal taste I felt The Vanishing Deep main plot execution was not as intriguing as in Four Dead Queens and it had somecommon tropes found A TALE OF TWO SISTERS IN A WATER WORLD DYSTOPIAN SET FUTURE The Vanishing Deep is a fast paced action packed YA dystopian sci fi thriller Even though I enjoyedScholte s debut novel Four Dead Queens which I gave 5 stars, I really enjoyed this one too and would read future books from this author The difference in rating may be just of personal taste I felt The Vanishing Deep main plot execution was not as intriguing as in Four Dead Queens and it had somecommon tropes found in YA literature that at least for me, did not totally won me over I m giving this one 4 stars because I really enjoyed the reading experience but I find myself feeling now that I wouldn t re read this one BUT I would re read For Dead Queens in the future These are my feelings at this moment, things changeIn a world widely submerged underwater after a natural disaster called The Great Waves occurred long time ago, 17 year old Tempe spends her days diving, searching for items she could sell in order to gather enough money to pay for the services provided by company located on the island of Palindromena On that island, there s a private security facility that provides a peculiar service to its clients resurrect their loved ones for a day 23 hours to be exact , so they have a chance to say their proper goodbyes to their dearly departed and move on with their lives with their minds at ease Tempe s sister Elysea drowned tragically two years before and her body has been in a tank in this facility waiting for her next of kin to come pay the price and resurrect her for one day only Tempe gathers the money she needs and goes to the island She has questions for her sister, questions about why their parents supposedly fake their deaths and Elysea was keeping that secret from her when she died In a way, Tempe blames her sister for keeping information that would send her on the path to find their parents But once Elysea is revived, she quickly realizes she s dead and in Palindromena, has her own agenda for the day that includes finding a map that would lead them to their parents whereabouts but she refuses to pass the information to Tempe Elysea wants to live her last day on this planet away from Palindromena The two sisters break out from the facility and embark on their adventure Not alone though, they are being followed by Lor, the 19 year old warden who was supposed to monitor all day the revival process and the sisters interactions The chapters headings show a clock with a countdown since the time of Elysea s revival They only have less than a day to discover what happened to their parents, try to reunite with them so Elysea can see her parents one last time and then go back to the facility In theory of course, twists take place and secrets surface in this running out of time story.The ending dragged a bit long The love sub plot always present in YA literature was secondary since this book isabout family issues and the consequences of making certain decisions.I really liked it and would recommend Astrid Scholte as a YA promising new author Originally published on The Nerd Daily Review by Ellie King Twenty four hours with your loved one didn t make it any easier to say goodbye, no matter what Palindromena promised There was no closure There never would be What would you do if you could spend 24 hours with a lost loved one The Vanishing Deep by bestselling author, Astrid Scholte, asks that question and then takes the reader on a whirlwind adventure as we explore the possibilities A standalone novel, it is the story of Tempest Originally published on The Nerd Daily Review by Ellie King Twenty four hours with your loved one didn t make it any easier to say goodbye, no matter what Palindromena promised There was no closure There never would be What would you do if you could spend 24 hours with a lost loved one The Vanishing Deep by bestselling author, Astrid Scholte, asks that question and then takes the reader on a whirlwind adventure as we explore the possibilities A standalone novel, it is the story of Tempest Alerin Tempest, or Tempe, is a seventeen year old girl living alone on a reef known as the Equinox She spends her days diving the ocean dwelling wrecks of the old world looking for items to sell in an attempt to save enough money to allow her one last chance to speak to her sister Elysea who tragically died two years ago On the island of Palindromena, there is a research facility that, for a hefty price, will grant you the chance to revive your loved one for 24 hours to allow you to say your final goodbyes Tempe, however, has something else in mind She isn t looking for a family reunion, she wants answers that only Elysea can give her.The Vanishing Deep is set in a scarily prophetic world where society as we know it has been destroyed and consumed by the Great Waves This has created a dystopian water world where the remaining population lives on islands or strongly regulated reefs The population on the reefs are monitored closely as life is now a temperamental balancing act They have to deal with weight limits, overpopulation, and the related health issues of living with so much salt in the air Tempe and her sister Elysea grew up on Equinox reef with their parents until their tragic death in a boating accident With no adult care, the girls were forced to dive the sunken wrecks of the old world in an attempt to find a source of income After her sister s death, Tempe is left alone to dive the seas in an attempt to survive, but also to search for the answers she desperately needs as Tempe s sister died with a terrible secret and she needs to know the answer.The old world wrecks are the remnants of our current world as we know it and while Scholte doesn t explain exactly how the Great Waves came to be, there is an overwhelming hint throughout the plot about the importance of sustainability and the need to care for our environment The worldbuilding in this story is deep and effortless and the detailed description of the ocean, the wrecks and general life transports the reader into this water world This is an ocean book like none other before it.After Tempe finds a lucrative treasure, she finally has enough notes to buy her sisters temporary revival The research facility on the nearby island of Palindromena is one of marvel and mystery This is a facility with the technology to revive your loved one for 24 hours for a high cost, three thousand notes to be exact The Vanishing Deep is told from dual point of views, which follows Tempe but are also introduced to Lor, a hermitted employee of Palindromena Lor is an unlikely main character and is drawn into the action somewhat by accident Lor doesn t believe in the value of the revival process the facility provides and he knows this because he has experienced it first hand Filled with grief for the death of his friend and his memory of the revival process, Lor knows how devastating the experience can be When Tempe arrives on Palindromena ready to interrogate her sister, their paths cross and the adventure begins.The two main characters are wonderfully crafted and compliment each other Tempe is confident, fierce, and stubborn She shares her feelings freely and is passionate about her beliefs Lor on the other hand is the complete opposite Shy, quiet, and hiding many secrets, Lor is the yin to Tempe s yang The addition of the secondary characters Elysea, Tempe s sister, and Raylan, Lor s only friend is used to balance the extreme personality traits of the main characters.This adventure takes the characters on a fast paced chase running against the clock The 24 hour countdown is a thrilling plot point that keeps the story moving and the characters on their toes Through this race against the clock, we learn some very important things about the characters their passions, loves, compassion, and moral compass Each chapter begins with a countdown clock and this makes the book a race for the reader as well This book is a total page turner In true Astrid Scholte fashion, this book is also filled with perfectly timed, multi layered plot twists that are as gut wrenching as they are clever The only downside of having a countdown clock built into a story s plot is that there is the pressure that events must end The Vanishing Deep races to its conclusion and then ends somewhat abruptly and unexpectedly with a moderately happy ending.The Vanishing Deep is an emotional rollercoaster dealing with death, sacrifice, and love The theme of love is multifaceted and explored in so many different ways Scholte s writing style is beautiful and the story flows easily, taking the reader along for the ride rather than being simply an observer The environmental theme resonates subtly throughout and the entire premise has left me wondering if I had the opportunity to speak to a lost loved one, would I take it I received an ARC of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review 3.5 5 starsRTC closer to publication March 2019 I liked Four Dead Queens, so I m pretty excited for this one I received an ARC of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review 3.5 5 starsRTC closer to publication March 2019 I liked Four Dead Queens, so I m pretty excited for this one What a unique and interesting world I loved the whole world drowned by water concept It had a tinge of Waterworld but a hundred times better These characters I especially loved Lor He had so much guilt going on and he just needed some love Elysea was seriously a wonderful side character She was sweet, genuine, and unselfish Tempe, you couldn t help but feel for her, especially after being alone for the past two years and struggling to survive I swear, Scholte has the coolest worlds, best What a unique and interesting world I loved the whole world drowned by water concept It had a tinge of Waterworld but a hundred times better These characters I especially loved Lor He had so much guilt going on and he just needed some love Elysea was seriously a wonderful side character She was sweet, genuine, and unselfish Tempe, you couldn t help but feel for her, especially after being alone for the past two years and struggling to survive I swear, Scholte has the coolest worlds, best twists, and excellent writing I can t wait to see what she has up her sleeve next `READ PDF ⇩ The Vanishing Deep ⇸ Bestselling author Astrid Scholte, returns with a thrilling adventure in which the dead can be revivedfor a priceSeventeen year old Tempe was born into a world of water When the Great Waves destroyed her planet, its people had to learn to survive living on the water, but the ruins of the cities below still called Tempe dives daily, scavenging the ruins of a bygone era, searching for anything of value to trade for Notes It isn t food or clothing that she wants to buy, but her dead sister s life For a price, the research facility on the island of Palindromena will revive the dearly departed for twenty four hours before returning them to death It isn t a heartfelt reunion that Tempe is after she wants answers Elysea died keeping a terrible secret, one that has ignited an unquenchable fury in Tempe Her beloved sister was responsible for the death of their parents Tempe wants to know whyBut once revived, Elysea has other plans She doesn t want to spend her last day in a cold room accounting for a crime she insists she didn t commit Elysea wants her freedom and one final glimpse at the life that was stolen from her She persuades Tempe to break her out of the facility, and they embark on a dangerous journey to discover the truth about their parents death and mend their broken bond But they re pursued every step of the way by two Palindromena employees desperate to find them before Elysea s time is up and before the secret behind the revival process and the true cost of restored life is revealed The Four-Dimensional Human returns with a thrilling adventure in which the dead can be revivedfor a priceSeventeen year old Tempe was born into a world of water When the Great Waves destroyed her planet Tell No Tales (DI Zigic and DS Ferreira, its people had to learn to survive living on the water Bodies but the ruins of the cities below still called Tempe dives daily Spiderweb scavenging the ruins of a bygone era The Gorilla Hunters searching for 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about their parents death and mend their broken bond But they re pursued every step of the way by two Palindromena employees desperate to find them before Elysea s time is up and before the secret behind the revival process and the true cost of restored life is revealed