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Tide Knot (Ingo #2)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  4,159 Ratings  ·  223 Reviews
I can't go back in the house. I'm restless, prickling all over. The wind hits me like slaps from huge invisible hands. But it's not the wind that worries me. It's something else, beyond the storm...

Sapphire and her brother Conor can't forget their adventures in Ingo, the mysterious world beneath the sea. They long to see their Mer friends once more. But a crisis is brewing
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by HarperCollins (first published 2006)
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Apr 11, 2008 Danielle rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Teens and Fantasy Lovers
Recommended to Danielle by: myself
Shelves: fantasy
I found this in AZ a week ago and was really happy because I had waited so long for it; unfortunately then I realized I barely remembered the plot! So, I had to wait until I got back home and reread Ingo so I could actually understand and enjoy The Tide Knot. I reread and read them both today and remembered why I was so excited for The Tide Knot! It's such an amazing book! I was very happy that a lot of the lingering questions were answered and that we were introduced to new (and old) characters ...more
Jun 04, 2008 Heather rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Susan
Recommended to Heather by: Sian
This is the Sequal of the brilliant series, ingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you haven't read it READ IT OR GET IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 20, 2008 Sian rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Helen Dunmore fans
Recommended to Sian by: no one
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Alissa Bach
Jan 21, 2009 Alissa Bach rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen-books, fantasy
I liked this one better than the first book in the series (Ingo)...although I still don't know what Sapphy sees in Faro (his character seems stuck up and one dimentional to me). A fun adventure story :)
May 26, 2009 Katie rated it liked it
The pull (and story) of Ingo is growing stonger...literally. The characters Sapphire & Conor are growing up and becoming more independant, spending more time away from home and less in Ingo, but the sea cannot be ignored that easily, especially for Sapphire. They have moved further inland, due to thier mother's paranoia and urge to start over with Roger, her new love-intrest since the kid's dad disappeared. Sapphire is given new responsibilities with her dog Sadie who follows her everywhere ...more
Aug 15, 2009 Dawn rated it liked it
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May 29, 2011 Louise rated it it was amazing
Really enjoy this :) Couldn't put it down! Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Elizabeth Mueller
Sep 27, 2010 Elizabeth Mueller rated it it was amazing
Whoa... 2nd in the series--great turn on where the missing dad ended up.

Dunmore managed to keep the thrill of the unknown in this book. The world of mer is colorfully depicted with her creative mind.

I loved it!
Nov 04, 2011 Jaren rated it really liked it
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Charlotte Roeber
The Tide knot return to ingo
This a fun adventur about a grill torn between the beauty of the sae and her live above the sea.
sapphy half mer so hes is dron to the sea.Sappy on a qust to save her dad how every one thout was dead find out her dad left them for his new faimly under the sea.She ends up saveing everone from the fears tide that have brockin free from ther knots.With the help or her brother and her mer freds they lock the tides back up not be for it flood there home both above the sea
Jun 04, 2011 Allison rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure, mystery
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Sharin Yofitasari
I have no idea why I loved the first book (Ingo) a lot. Maybe because when I read the first book, I was way younger. Or maybe the first book is actually way better than this second one. I havent read the first book for years.

This could be a great book for children, but not for young adult at all. The story is way too dreamy, it's boring. And I don't know why...but Dunmore's writing doesn't make myself believe in her words. I mean, some parts are interesting, but most parts are boring :S And the
Sep 27, 2014 Kirsty rated it really liked it
'The Tide Knot' continues on from 'Ingo', with Sapphire and Conor now living with their mum in St. Pirans. I found this book to be much more satisfying than the previous book, with more underwater adventures and a real sense that the Mer consist of more than just Faro and Elvira. That said, much of the book still takes place on land. I found Sapphire to be as annoying as in the first book, with far too much whinging. Faro, too, is still rather unlikeable and I find it hard to understand why Sapp ...more
I've given this a three but honestly, I can't remember what rating I would have given. I'm sure I already wrote a review for this book and a few others that have come up unrated.
I enjoyed the rest of this series though, though the lead character was often annoying, so hopefully my score for this one is adequet and fair.


Ok, I have reviewed it but for some reason it isn't showing up so I'll paste what I wrote here:

Wow, well I'm in a bit of a predicament now. I didn't like Ingo very much, did
Oct 26, 2011 Colleen rated it liked it
Wow, well I'm in a bit of a predicament now. I didn't like Ingo very much, did I? But guess what - I saw this book in a charity shop for 1.25 and took the plunge.
And now I have to hold up my hands and say damn am I glad I did.
It wasn't the best book in the world, I'll admit, but Sapphy really grew up in this. She was still stupid and whiny at times, but definitely less than in the first book and more independant, not relying too much on having Connor around or becoming jealous.
The reason I haven
Jun 25, 2012 Hayley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children, fairy-tale
I love this series. Unabashedly. It’s simple and lovely. I think it’s ideal for pre-teens, especially if their parents are going through a divorce or they are part of a blended family. To me Sapphy is such a real character, even when she annoyed me, her actions and reactions always rang true. I was as devastated as Sapphy and Conor when I found out the truth about their father.

The pull of Ingo was as enchanting and dangerous as it was in the first book. In Tide Knot the stakes are raised from th
Oct 01, 2014 Madison rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, fantasy
The Tide Knot is the sequel to the wonderful book Ingo. Both books are full to the brim of magic, adventure, friendship, mermaids, the power of the sea and lots more. I loved reading both of these books and recommend them to kids of all ages. Nobody is too old for magic!! I would recommend you read Ingo first, if you haven’t already, as things will make a lot more sense when reading The Tide Knot.

Sapphire’s first encounter of Ingo was nearly a year ago. Now she, Conner and their mum have moved
Mar 16, 2012 Crystal rated it really liked it
Magical. It's really the best word to describe these series. Not in a Dungeons and Dragons fantasy novel kind of way, but in the magic of childhood. The same sort of magic that transported the kids through an old wardrobe into Narnia. This book doesn't have much in the way of magic, persay. But the world Dunmore creates IS magical. Consistent. Beautiful. Enticing. Menacing. So many feelings all at once. It is easy to love Faro...and yet just as easy to doubt him, to be suspicious of him. I like ...more
Sep 23, 2014 Tati rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The second installment of the Ingo series begins with Sapphire refusing to adapt to her new home. While Conor has given up on Ingo and embraced his Air side, Sapphire still goes to Ingo to visit with Faro. One thing leads to another (terribly detailed, I know) and Sapphire gets to see her dad, who everyone but her and Conor believed to have drowned more than a year before our story starts. Seeing her dad leads Sapphire and Conor to go to Ingo with the purpose of trying to bring him back. However ...more
Dee Dodgson
Oct 28, 2012 Dee Dodgson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Set on the rugged Cornish coast, Sapphire and her brother Conor's father went missing at sea some eighteen months previously (in book one-Ingo). Now they have moved into a new cottage in a different village with their mother and her new boyfriend.
Sapphire isn't happy, but her brother's making the best of it with new friends and goes out surfing most days.
The year before they had both had an unusual, mysterious adventure (after their father had disappeared) deep below the waves where they'd disco
The reason why this is getting five stars from me is because it really was amazing, which is the five-star requirement. I was a little too close-minded in the beginning, which is a pity and accounts for the fact that I didn't like everything in it; but once the story started driving itself home to me, though, "really liked it" - four-star requirement - just didn't cut it either.

I guess there are parts of this book that go beyond the need to be liked. That's where they become amazing - and not s
Jun 17, 2013 Dark-Draco rated it really liked it
The second book in the series - Sepphy and Conner try hard to forget their adventures in Ingo, but for Sepphy, whose Mer blood is so strong, it isn't easy. Living in town instead of by their cove, she spends more time moping around by the shore than normal. But when her father appears, trying to warn her of a terrible event, she has to return under the sea to rescue him. Instead, she finds out about the Tide Knot, a mystical entity that keeps the tides from covering too much land. When the knot ...more
Mar 24, 2015 Leah rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fantasy Readers
Recommended to Leah by: I liked the front cover
Shelves: teen
I thought that this one was going to be amazing after just a few chapters, and it went really great until it started to become flawed with the whole seeing gift Connor had and the story-line not linking to their previous adventure.

I'll admit it was good, the writing style had improved and the whole call to the ocean is amazing. I liked the idea of her finding her dad and him speaking to her, but she never sees him again which is bizarre to me, and she doesn't really try to find him again. I'm su
Jul 21, 2015 Michelle rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This is the second book in the Ingo series. Sapphy’s family has moved to the village of St. Pirans and their cottage is being rented out. While Conor adjusts well to the change, Sapphy is having a harder time. She still feels the strong pull from Ingo, even though she knows the potential dangers. When she hears her father calling her from Ingo, she finds out that he is having some regrets about leaving them and that there may be a way to help him return. She and Conor visit the keeper of the Tid ...more
Apr 16, 2014 Larajoline rated it it was ok
Shelves: mermaids
Meeeh, that's how I feel about the sequel. Honestly, this book was just too boring for my taste and there wasn't much new.
Saphire is still stupid and whiny, though to be fair at points she does grow up a bit, yet, the situation is still the same. She sneaks out to go to Ingo, hides it from her mother, whines about how torn she is and at times Conor appears though he isn't much of a force in this story either.
I waited for some huge inpact, something to truly change the story and even though at t
Dilla Nanditya
Jika kematian Cal serta Ali terasa seolah merenggut jantungku keluar, diinjak-injak, kemudian dikembalikan dalam keadaan hancur lebam, maka The Tide Knot membuatku serasa ditusuk oleh bilah pedang tajam dan dingin tepat di jantungku yang setelah beberapa saat rasa sakitnya berubah tumpul hingga tak terasa. Tapi tetap saja kau tahu luka itu ada, kau tahu lubang itu ada di sana.

Tidak ada yang nyawanya terenggut dalam buku kedua Ingo ini, kecuali mungkin kucing malang yang terseret banjir itu. Tapi
Aug 07, 2015 Connie rated it really liked it
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Title: Tide Knot
Series: Ingo #2
Author: Helen Dunmore
Overall rating: 3.9 stars

I really liked this book, maybe not as much as I liked the first, but I still enjoyed it. The whole way through reading it, Peggy Gordon by the Dubliners has been stuck in my head. The plot for this book was very good and I love the world surrounding this series. I love the magic of Ingo but also that Ingo has it's secrets. I am, however, quite put off by the
Maya Widiatmoko
Mar 15, 2015 Maya Widiatmoko rated it it was amazing
Sebetulnya mulai baca setelah The Jugle Book tapi lupa mau update hihihi
Well, aku emang ngga pernah bikin review. Menurutku ngga asik and seru!
Tapi aku pengen kalian membayangkan dulu sebelum mulai baca seri Ingo ini.
Tau kisah Ariel si putri duyung yg jadi manusia karena jatuh cinta sama pangeran kan?
Sekarang kita balik...ada manusia yg jatuh cinta sama duyung perempuan dan berubah jadi duyung. Karena dia sebetulnya juga punya darah duyung dari leluhurnya. Sementara di dunia dia punya istri dan
Feb 06, 2016 Katherine rated it really liked it
The second instalment of the Ingo Chronicles, Tide Knot is not quite as good as Ingo . Dunmore manages to recapture the magical underwater world and the characters are all just as believably rendered, it is just that I don't find the tide knot part, and its subsequent dénouement* terribly credible. What I liked about Ingo was that I could believe it all was real; it was so plausibly described and explained I have often found myself scanning the sea for signs of the Mer. I still thoroughly e ...more
Oct 02, 2016 Rachel rated it really liked it
I actually think I enjoyed this book more than the first one. It had more imagery in it that Ingo did, especially near the climax. The action and excitement was incredible and had me on the edge of my seat.

There is a bit of language and just like in the first book, one of the characters is considered a witch, but there is no spell casting or explicit sorcery. There's a bit of "earth healing" and one character sings a song in order to reveal an ancient phrase. Other than that, the story is simply
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