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Tentacles (Marty and Grace #2)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  2,778 Ratings  ·  304 Reviews
Roland Smith makes his Scholastic debut with a middle-grade adventure novel about the search for a mysterious creature--the giant squid--in this sequel to CRYPTID HUNTERS.

Marty and Grace O'Hara's globe-trotting parents disappeared while on assignment for a nature magazine, and now they're living with their Uncle Wolfe, a scientist fascinated by cryptids--creatures that app
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Scholastic Press (first published 2009)
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Andrew Kiley
Mar 25, 2015 Andrew Kiley rated it liked it
I thought this book was good and interesting. It had some good detail and a good storyline. Read this book if you want.
Gwen the Librarian
The Cryptid Hunters are at it again! Wolfe, Grace, and Marty are joined in this adventure by all the characters we met in the first volume, plus the addition of Luther, Marty's roommate from school. This time, the gang is going after a giant squid and spends the whole adventure aboard a refurbished ship. They've taken the dinosaur eggs with them to keep studying, and they still have to watch out for espionage and threats from Noah Blackwood.

Roland Smith's work is always thoroughly engaging, can
NCPL Teenzone
We first met Marty, Grace, Wolfe, and the gang in Cryptid Hunters . After a brief return from the Congo, it’s time to board the Coelacanth and head toward New Zealand in search of a giant squid called Architeuthis. Of course, Wolfe’s arch-nemesis, Noah Blackwood, is trying to highjack the trip and retrieve those things he believes belong to him: the Mokélé-mbembé eggs (or hatchlings) and Grace, who happens to be Wolfe’s daughter and Noah Blackwood’s granddaughter. Complete with wild animals, sp ...more
Kizztophe Untalan
Feb 03, 2011 Kizztophe Untalan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This adventure was filled with fun throughout the book, the scenario that i like the most , mainly because it had to do with animals and myths that were told about these creatures. As they discover and find out that their parents was lost from within the areas of the wild, they are now under a very different set of rules. i think that this book had a lot to offer, starting from the previous, this book i enjoyed as i sat around at night trying to find sleep. I had to finish with a good ending eve ...more
Carson Podesta
Feb 08, 2011 Carson Podesta rated it did not like it

Cryptids they apper in myths. But could creatures like krakens and the loch ness monsters really exists? That's Travis wolfe's obbesoins, he'll travel to the ends of the earth in serch of proof. For cousins Marty and Grace, who have lived with the intense scients ever since Marty's parents myterrlouis disapeard this means adventure

and danger!

Wolfe's layest quest; to be the first to capture a gaint squid alive. before long, the trio sets sail, southPaffic bound and with a couple
Brayden Vanzant
Sep 17, 2015 Brayden Vanzant rated it it was amazing
Tentacles by Roland Smith is the second book in the Marty and Grace book series. This book is full of mystery and adventure. Butch McCall is hired by Noah Blackwood (Grace's grandfather) to steal a pair of dinosaurs, either take or leave the giant squid on the boat taken to go there, kill everyone on board,and kidnap Grace (Travis Wolfe's daughter and Noah Blackwood's granddaughter) to take her from her father and give her to her grandfather. This book is just amazing in the way that there are a ...more
Joseph H
Oct 12, 2010 Joseph H rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books I have ever read because it has a lot of detail and it was so suspenseful. It was more of a science fiction because of some of the technology they use and the creatures they say they have caught. Like a million year old dinosaur they found in the Congo. But I'd still reccomend it to anyone.
Neither as interesting nor as cinematic as the first adventure. This one seemed more like a set-up for volume 3. Some interesting developments with regard to some of the 'regulars'. Still, a fun read for those who like adventure, scientific gadgets & a lot of action and derring-do.
Oct 13, 2009 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-people
The much awaited sequel to the Crypid Hunters, this is a fun, fast read but by the end I felt that this was a bridge book - in that it was designed to bridge the first and third book in the series. Its good but doesn't quite live up to The Crypid Hunters.
Jival C.
Sep 01, 2015 Jival C. rated it really liked it
This series had many secrets and many of them got answered . This book has many cool stuff.
Nick S
Sep 30, 2015 Nick S rated it it was amazing
It was good. The action was amazing. the bad guyz went down
Nov 11, 2010 Caden rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I thought it is a really good book so far more coming soon....
Tim meyers
could not get into it
Kyle K
Sep 01, 2015 Kyle K rated it really liked it
it was a great book it has a cliffhanger at the end of each chapter which wants you to never stop reading. this book has so much details that is is like watching a movie
Sep 29, 2011 Ammar rated it did not like it
Terrible book!!! I got bored. The book smells bad too.
Raul Gallardo
Feb 15, 2017 Raul Gallardo rated it it was amazing
Tentacles by Roland Smith is a book about a kid named Marty who is on and adventure to try to find a big giant squid with his friend Wolfe and is also going to inspect a type of dinosaur egg which still exists. So they go on their boat but the problem is that the boat is haunted. This book is a really good book and I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure.
Mar 15, 2017 Drucilla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The cryptid story lines of these books are really cool and I like how the stories flow from one book to the other. However, just about every character is a Mary Sue. Everyone has something they're amazing at (or several somethings) and something quirky (or "special") about them. The book also does a lot of "telling not showing" and things become repetitive as a result. I'll continue to read the series because I do like the story, but it just won't get as high a rating as it could have gotten.
Tanja Voosen

Ich finde beider Cover ganz gut :) Die Motive passen zur Geschichte, nehmen Bezug zum Inhalt auch auch beide Titel sind super gewählt. Das Buch sieht nach Abenteuer aus und das ist es auch!


Was ich vor dem Lesen nicht wusste: Dieses Buch ist der Nachfolger eines ersten Bandes. Das ist jedoch nicht weiterhin schlimm, denn für mich hat sich die Geschichte nicht wie eine Fortsetzung gelesen, sondern kann als eigenständiges Werk betrachtet werden. Die Handlung beginnt mit vielen
Pablo Angel
Mar 08, 2017 Pablo Angel rated it it was amazing
This book awesome. I liked the fact that they made it so that there was so much adventure, that it got me hooked in. The introduction was very boring though, it did a bad job to hook people in for the book. The description gave me images of what the author was talking about. The orb left me in awe for example. It made me even think for a second that it was real, but it is not. Overall, I liked this book.
Mar 05, 2017 Sonia rated it liked it
Would highly recommend this series for 4th-8th grade boys and girls. Great story line
Karen Keyte
Since the moment they learned their parents had gone missing in the Amazon, twins Mary and Grace O'Hara have seen their lives change dramatically. For one thing, they discovered they aren't twins, in fact, Grace isn't even an O'Hara. Wolfe, the crazy cryptozoologist uncle who is now their guardian, is actually Grace's father and she and Marty are cousins, not siblings. The reason behind the deception is Dr. Noah Blackwood, Grace's maternal grandfather. Blackwood is wealthy, world-famous and very ...more
Marvin Gutierrez
Dec 05, 2016 Marvin Gutierrez rated it really liked it
Smith, Roland
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This book is about two groups of cryptid hunters trying to find a/the giant squid that lurks underneath the ocean’s waters. This book will stand out for those who thought this book would be about oceanography but found out they were wrong after they read a few pages of it. This book is recommended for people 12 or up and for people who are patient enough for the action to happen. This book contains a long and boring starting sequence bu
Oct 10, 2013 Erik.b rated it it was ok
Erik Bjarngard Group 73

Recently I read the novel tentacles by Rolland Smith. I would recommend it to some people because of the amount of detail that was used, the characters, and the plot.

I rated this book 2 stars because of its plot, which will be further explained later in the review. Also, the fact that is was a sequel alone didn't bump it down, but the fact that the book has no backstory, not explaining even a little bit of what happened earlier.

As I said earlier one of the good things a
Lena Maria
Nov 24, 2013 Lena Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Luft anhalten, eintauchen, wachsam sein!
Marty, seine Cousine Grace brechen zusammen mit Luther und Travis Wolfe samt einem Team aus Wissenschaftlern in Richtung Südpazifik auf, um einen riesigen Kalmar zu entdecken und zu bergen und Martys Elter, die bei einer Expedition verschollen sind, zu finden. Ihnen ist nicht bewusst, dass vor allem der zwielichtige Noah Blackwood damit ganz und gar nicht einverstanden ist. Immer wieder versuchen er und seine Crew Marty aus dem Weg zu räumen. Den Fr
Zack Aidja
May 27, 2014 Zack Aidja rated it liked it
Pros: This book is the sequel to another book that I read in 7th grade Cryptid Hunters. This book i think did a great job of picking up where it left off at the end of the first book something that most sequels don't accomplish. The book does offer a sense of unpredictability that keeps you turning pages(it had a series of conflicts). The book was enjoyable but it wasn't mind blowing. The plot was ok it had all the elements needed that made the book respectable. The plot didn't move to quickly o ...more
Mar 08, 2013 Patrick rated it it was amazing
Tentacles by Roland Smith is a very interesting book about a boy named Marty and his twin sister Grace, who by the way all of the sudden is not his twin sister.When Marty's parents go missing he finds out that his twin sister is actually his cousin who is the daughter of one of the richest men in the world, and the head of a software company, Travis Wolfe.Sound a little confusing?In this book, Marty visits his cousin on the private island were she now lives with her father which does not show u ...more
Oct 11, 2015 Branden rated it it was amazing
I read Tentacles, the fiction book written by Roland Smith he introduces a familiar group of characters which in this adventure are on the hunt for a giant squid or architeuthis. The book by roland smith is about a group of scientists and their quest to find and collect/save cryptids or a rare type of animal from extinction and also protecting them from their nemesis who doesn't care about the animal's well being. The author uses many plot twists and cliffhangers in his book along with descript ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Jul 16, 2009 Jennifer Wardrip rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for

TENTACLES is the sequel to Roland Smith's CRYPTID HUNTERS. He continues the excitement begun in the Congo as Marty and Grace join Dr. Travis Wolfe in a new adventure to find a giant squid in the waters off New Zealand.

After Marty found out Grace was actually his cousin and not the twin sister he thought she was, their new life took them to the island of Cryptos to live with Grace's father, Travis Wolfe. This new adventure begins as
Harrison Kim
Nov 23, 2013 Harrison Kim rated it it was amazing
Overall this book has exceeded my expectations! The amount of action and drama is neverending and the question of what happened to Marty and Grace's parents builds so much suspense. Since this is a sequel to another previous book, Cryptid Hunters, (which I'm dying to read now), I had no previous knowledge of the characters nor the plot in the entire book through the beginning. After a while of reading, I began using my imagination and deducting skills to carefully plot out the storyline and conn ...more
Jan 18, 2014 Aaron rated it it was amazing
This was a refreshing sequel because it is the first one I have read in a long time that has lived up to the original book in the series. Marty and his twin-sister-turned-cousin Grace are back for another adventure with their uncle/father Travis Wolfe. Wolfe has a plan to head out into the deep trenches of the Pacific Ocean to capture a giant squid. The group is joined by the fun cast of characters made up of both allies and foes. A nice addition to the cast is Luther, Marty's best friend from s ...more
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Roland Smith is an American author of young adult fiction as well as nonfiction books for children.
Smith was born in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from Portland State University and, following a part-time job at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, began a 20-year career as a zookeeper, both at the Oregon Zoo and the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington. After working to save wildlife following the E
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