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Vampirates: Tide of Terror (Vampirates #2)

4.01  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,335 Ratings  ·  163 Reviews
Connor Tempest may only be fourteen but he's taken to the life of a pirate like a duck to water. But his loyalties are divided between his shipmates and his sister. Grace isn't finding the pirate life so appealing. She cannot shake the feeling that all is not well on the vampirate ship she left behind. Sidorio may have been expelled from the vampirate ship but his dark dee ...more
ebook, 432 pages
Published March 4th 2010 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published January 1st 2006)
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Patti Yes. The first chapter is strobe if you haven't read the first book in awhile. After that it grips you and throws you right into the life of pirates!
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An Odd1
Dec 17, 2012 An Odd1 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Suspense - a night surfer, inhuman, vampire Sidorio refuses to curb appetites, thrown off by Vampirate Captain Drakoulis. Crewmate twins 14, Grace wants to return for blinded vampirate Lorcan who rescued her from drowning, free Connor from life-binding articles to their Captain Molucco and study at the Pirate Academy. But the faculty are not as kind and honest as they seem, especially former ship deputy Cheng Li, suspiciously eager to be her confidante and choreograph Connor's sword fight demons ...more
Feb 13, 2009 MayDerp rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any previous Vampirate lovers
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Jun 03, 2014 Indee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vampirates: Tide of Terror is the 2nd book in the Vampirates series. It follows the story of twins Grace and Connor Tempest after they are united at the end of Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean. The Vampirates series takes place in the year 2512, in the future when massive floods (due to global warming?) have changed our world. I really love this book! Could not put it down! This story starts at first on the Diablo and then continues on to the Pirate Academy, with some "trips" to the Vampirate shi ...more
Coco Pacheco
Sep 17, 2013 Coco Pacheco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vampirates (Tides of Terror) was written by Justin Somper. This sequel to Vampirates (Demons of the Ocean) was published in June of 2007. These books are apart of a fantastic realistic fantasy series. In the book you meet the main characters Connor and Grace who are brother and sister. Many other important characters come in to play throughout the series, but in this book the story is centered around Connor and Grace. The majority of the book takes place at the Pirate Academy, which essentially ...more
Elizabeth *Swords for Fighting*
Tide of Terror, the second book in the Vampirates series is a thrilling ride full a more pirates, action, adventure, betrayals, and more! For me, it was fast paced. Best of all, there was a little more about the vampirates although I would have liked to see more (and that is what the sequels are for).

Connor and Grace were together for the most part in this book, but you can see that they are destined for different paths. Connor wants to be a pirate. In fact, he excels at everything pirate relate
Zack Zocchi
Oct 21, 2013 Zack Zocchi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Twins Connor and Grace have been reunited after their separation, and are both staying on The Diablo, but after a turn of events Grace worries for Connors safety and asks him to take a visit to the Pirate Academy. The Academy is not like any other school, and Connor loves it; however, Grace is no longer enjoying it. Connor is considering becoming a full time student while Grace is trying to get back on the vampirate ship. All the while more people are leaving the Vampirate ship, and Sidorio is m ...more
Apr 21, 2012 Glaurung rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crap
If you are looking for som real crap, you should read this. It got to be the worst book I`ve ever read! Siriosly, I can`t see how people can actually earn mony by writing this stuff. The whole plot is extremly childish and patethic. A pirate school? This book is the result you`ll get if you mix Harry Potter, Twilight and pirates of the Carribean. Yes. It is vampire-pirates (or what they call them in the book: vampirates) at a pirate school.
They are, as in Pirates of the Carribean, presenting the
Jan 13, 2015 Sofia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
You know what I said after I finished reading the first book? "I'm gonna read the whole series." ... That might not happen.

There were parts of this book that I honestly enjoyed, but then there were others where I just wanted to put the book down and forget about it. If there's one thing I enjoy is the diversity in the book and even the story is interesting, and it's written well and in simple ways. But then there's the twins... I just can't see them as teenagers. Can't really see them as adults
Dwain Smith
Jul 10, 2007 Dwain Smith rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This may be one of the worst things I've ever read. The pirates don't really do pirate things and the vampires don't do vampire stuff. I realize this is supposed to be geared toward "young adults" but it is overly saccharine and trite. If for some reason you are looking for a good vampirate story (I'm sure there's at least one other person out there), check out Image's Sea of Red instead.
Jul 19, 2007 Nikki rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in reading about a series of half-developed ideas
Shelves: fantasy
This is just a testament to the fact that I lack the ability to choose a book by its cover.

10 Things I Hate about this book:

1) mixing modern slang with past times
2) oh whatever, this book doesn't deserve my few precious remaining brain cells. I hated the book and have a hard time believing anyone could become engaged in its story (if you could call it a story).
Feb 11, 2014 Olivia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sword fights, pirate ships, and vampires? The book Vampirates, Tide of Terror by Justin Somper it takes pirates and treasure to a whole new level. In the previous book, Connor and Grace are twins with a special power, to be able to almost speak to each other telepathically. Separated at sea they end up aboard two different ships, Connor ends up on the most feared pirate ship of all time while Grace is on a pirate ship with vampirates?
Nothing can keep these two apart, they sail the deadly seas
To be honest, I was pretty disappointed by this. I thought I had found one of the few good vampire series that didn't involve sparkles, but I was wrong. Though there was no sparkling to be seen, this book just took a turn downhill. The "pirate academy" was unrealistic, and took up an annoying amount of the book, and Jez Stukeley was promptly made up on the spot. Jez was an unnecessarily added character who was put in for comic relief, and who does as close to nothing as you can get.
However, Tid
Jan 30, 2010 Abbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires
i know it's a bit stupid reading the second book first but my sister bought it thinking it was the first so i read it any cause i already know what happened in the first book, back to the point this is a very good book vampires and pirates in one.
Sep 02, 2015 Genevieve rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Genevieve by: Nakaya
It was hard to get through because my favorite character was barely there but the last chapter made up for it. Ah, so good. I stopped reading it for a while because I misplaced it but just read the last 50 pages or so in one go.
Kim Dyer
Although not without flaws, Tide of Terror is a marked improvement on it's precursor. The fact that it is twice the length has given Somper the space that he needed to develop the human characters of his novel, giving them all far more depth of character than they displayed in Demons of the Ocean. Grace, in particular, gets to do a lot more this time round which was really nice to read.

However, the novel is noticeably padded out in the middle. Although the action is better spaced throughout the
May 30, 2015 Natalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, teen
Grace and Connor are reunited, but all is not well. One of Connor's close friends, a pirate named Jez, was killed during a fight due to the Captain's mistake. Grace takes the opportunity to persuade Connor to visit the Pirate Academy. There, Connor thrives, while Grace becomes more reclusive. She is convinced she's needed back on the Vampirate's ship and tries to find her way back, without telling Connor.

Betrayal ensues, which encourages Connor to return to sea, and Grace finds her way back to L
Dec 08, 2014 melydia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Grace has been "rescued" from the Vampirate ship and is now on the Diablo, the pirate ship that rescued her brother Connor. Not a whole lot happens in this book. Connor spends time at Pirate Academy being good at everything while Grace angsts over her possible psychic connection to the Vampirate ship. And some rogue vampires spend entirely too long getting their act together. It was painfully clear the people who were going to betray our heroes. I don't think I'll continue with this series. If y ...more
Cosmogypsy Gypsy
Oct 21, 2008 Cosmogypsy Gypsy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
For whatever reason, I just couldn't get into this book.
Sagar Shripal
I really just want to read this book online..!
This is a review for the first and second book.


So the first one was ok, maybe two and half stars. To make things easy, I'll do a pros and cons list.

Book one pros:
1) The shanty, I thought that was pretty cool.
2) Lorcan. Can't deny that dark hair, blue eyes and Irish accents are some of my weaknesses.
3) The idea of vampire pirates, though the combo of names came across as childish.
Honestly, I'm having trouble coming up with more.

Book one cons:
1) So it's set in th
Jun 24, 2015 Rebecca rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Let it be known that this was the book that made me hang up the towel and stop reading books in the Vampirates franchise. I knew in my gut that they were only going to get worse from here on out.

The Vampirates novels as a whole feel like a lot of different ideas haphazardly glued together and shaped into a story. This world takes place in the near future where a global catastrophe made water levels higher, and yet this is only put in place to give the characters an excuse for anachronistic tech
I listened to this book to see if I would continue the series and I think the answer is negative. Nothing much happens in these books. I like the characters but there doesn't seem to be a plot. Plot = building of elements in a story to a climax and then the resolution. We just sort of wander around and cool things happen, but there isn't much point.

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colleen the fabulous fabulaphile

The second book of the series started off a bit slow, and I was worried that it was going to have the slump that sometimes happens after good first books - but around midway point it really started picking up, and I was pulled into the intrigue and politics and whatnot. Also, it was really cool to see the Pirate Academy and how things operate there, as well as meet some new characters I imagine will become important down the line.

On the downside: I was a bit annoyed with Connor's easily shift
Connor is really enjoying life onboard The Diablo and is fast learning how to become a better pirate. Grace however, isn't so happy - she keeps getting strange visions and is positive that something is wrong on the Vampirate ship. She is torn between wanting to return to help the Vampirates and not wanting to leave Connor.

When a pirate raid goes badly wrong it brings home to Grace how unsafe life is for Connor on The Diablo. When she has the opportunity to get him away from the ship to the Pira
Taylor Neal
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Jul 09, 2011 Cherie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this second in the Vampirates series just as much of the first. Lots of action and adventure, and best of all, both vampires AND pirates! :)

This book picks up right where book 1 left off. We've got Conner and Grace, now both on the Diablo, the pirate ship that rescued Conner from the waters when he and his sister's boat capsized. They are happy to be together now, but Grace can't help thinking back to her time on the Vampirate ship, and she sorely misses some of them, especially Lorcan a
I have to admit that this series keeps me interested. Maybe it is the mix of supernatural with futuristic scifi written as a historical sea tale? It is such a weird premise. I hope that as the books continue the author will give more description of how the world came to be mostly ocean and how the future society reverted back to sail boats.

I would describe this book as a place holder. The author gets excited about describing all the amazing things that happen at the pirate academy. It is obvious
Dec 30, 2010 Danny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sequel to Demons Of the Ocean wasn't as great as the first book in this series. I felt that this book might have ended too early with many mysteries and unanswered questions. For example, Where is Sidorio now? Why did the headmaster decide to put Connor to the test? How could the five rebel vampirates have killed Porfirio Wrathe and his crew that easily? I'm hoping that maybe the next book, Blood Captain in the series would have answers to these questions. Overall I think that this book is p ...more
Sam West
Jan 26, 2016 Sam West rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very satisfying follow up to the début novel, looking at great characters developing their motives and dreams set in this world. The introduction to an Academy of Pirates was also a great journey to be a part of, filled with imaginative and compelling concepts that continually draw you in, wishing that you yourself could be a part of it.
I *really* liked this one! I felt the pace was a lot faster than the first book. To me the first book had an almost childrens storybook fairy tale feeling to it but this one had more of a fantasy/vampire feel to it. The character development with those at the Academy took me by surprise and I'm eager to see how everyone continues to evolve in the other books!

I notice that people seem to either hate or love this book in their reviews. I think most of that problem lies in that this book has a ver
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Justin Somper is a bestselling UK author whose Vampirates books have been translated into over twenty languages. Justin trained in sword-fighting to help him write the fight scenes in the Vampirates series.
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