Dark Life by Kat Falls
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Dive deep into the vivid underwater world of Dark Life!

The oceans rose, swallowing the lowlands. Earthquakes shattered the continents, toppling entire regions into the rising water. Now, humans live packed into stack cities. The only ones with any space of their own are those who live on the ocean floor: the Dark Life.

Ty has spent his whole life living deep undersea. When outlaws attack his homestead, he finds himself in a fight to save the only home he has ever known. Joined by Gemma, a girl from Topside, Ty ventures into the frontier's rough underworld and discovers some dark secrets to Dark Life. Secrets that threaten to destroy everything.

About Kat Falls

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Kat Falls is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and holds an MFA in screenwriting from Northwestern University, where she now teaches. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three children.
Published August 1, 2011 by Scholastic Paperbacks. 305 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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A Western, that is, with plankton instead of cows, harpoons instead of six-shooters and submarines instead of covered wagons.

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Ty and Gemma must navigate treacherous waters, real and figurative, to rescue Ty's parents, try to find out who is sinking townships, maintain their uneasy relationship with the Seablite Gang, and avoid becoming prey for giant sharks and fearsome giant crocodiles.

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While melting glaciers and polar caps are real, the Benthic Territory where young Ty, his family, and the other undersea pioneers live is firmly in the realm of speculative or science fiction.

May 01 2010 | Read Full Review of Dark Life: Book 1

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The setting is, quite simply, where her characters live and breathe, love and explore, and it is easy to see the world through Ty’s eyes and wish desperately for a chance to live surrounded by the ocean and the animals within it.

Apr 15 2010 | Read Full Review of Dark Life: Book 1

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