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The Betrayals of Grim's Peak

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  38 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Augustus Tomlin is found floating face-down in the waters just off the Florida coast when he is just a year old. He spends most of his young life trying to overcome a paralyzing fear of water, and when his adoptive parents bring back to the Keys from his home state of Arizona at age fourteen, his life changes forever after a ferocious attack by several nightmarish creature ...more
Published October 31st 2011 by Lulu (first published January 1st 2011)
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Toni Osborne
Nov 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Step aside Dean Koontz, Stephen King and J.K Rowling make room for Sean Quirk, a creative writer whose fertile imagination appears to be on the same wave link as yours. If you are of the Harry Potter generation you will love this one. In his first fantasy, Sean Quirk leads his readers, both the young and the mature, into a colourful and entertaining perspective into what life would be at the bottom of the ocean.

The story centers around a boy named Augie who is adopted after being found floating
Nov 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting world that Sean Quirk has created. I've never imagined anything like his underwater city but I found myself thinking on several occasions....this could be real. I don't think that in fantasy books very often! Usually, they are so outrageous that you know its truly fiction. However, the world that Augie found himself in made me think...I could do that. I could live underwater. haha. Loved it.

The story itself is about a 14 year old boy that is hunted by a water creature that want
Nov 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found myself at many times laughing and feeling like I was part of the magical world that is Grim's Peak.
Nov 07, 2011 marked it as i-will-get-to-it  ·  review of another edition
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Lizzy Baldwin
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was immediately dragged in to the narrative; the first paragraph was powerful and consuming. A mixture of supernatural and action meant I couldn’t help but read on. The story follows Augie, the main character who is found in the ocean as a baby, brought to the land and lives as a normal human. However one afternoon he is attacked at beach by a number of indescribable monsters brought to the surface by a young girl, Mira. From there the adventure begins to stop the ‘wolves’ from taking over the ...more
Glenda Bixler
Jun 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I normally enjoy reading and reviewing YA books! Especially when they are creative and full of imagination! Reading all of my life has been a pleasure and I'm happy to share my thoughts on books for the young, hoping they'll catch that love of reading early...

The Betrayals of Grim's Peak is a title that tells you little about what is it about! So, let me say that Grim's Peak is the location of the majority of the novel...

And it is located entirely underwater, maybe somewhere near where you live!
Nov 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the post-Harry Potter days, it's hard not to write a book that will sound similar to the plight of the boy wizard. As such, there are several parts of this book that sound very familiar to those who are familiar with Harry Potter. Aside from that, however, there is a lot to like about this book. First, it is an easy read. The plot moves along at a decent pace and there isn't a whole lot that is necessary that is skipped. Second, the characters are likeable. There is a little glossing over of ...more
Cd Rodden
I enjoyed this book. I thought that the premise was something I had not really seen before so I picked it up from Amazon for the Kindle.

Pros: Different (mostly) than other teen discovers amazing alter life. The flow of the story was easy to read and follow. At no point is the reader getting confused by events or require flipping back to previous chapters to be sure they understand what is happening or where things are going. The characters are pretty straight forward - you get what you expect. T
Kim McGee
Oct 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Betrayals of Grim's Peak has all the earmarks of a great series - there is a hint of disaster, a hint of romance to come,and a plentiful dollop of mystery and fantasy. Augie who was found alone as an infant suddenly is pulled from the only family he has ever known in very scary circumstances to find himself being led back into the one thing that scares him the most- the ocean. He never understood why he had such a deep fear of water and that will all change as he follows his new friend Mira ...more
Stephanie Wolf
Augie, adopted by Earl and Marge after a hurricane hit the waters, was always afraid of the water. Earl and Marge had even given up using their boat to stay away from the water. But Augie realized it was not fair to Earl and Marge, so they went for a vacation at their old Florida Keys home.

While on vacation, Augie see something he has never seen before and is forced to go into the water in order to learn the truth about what he saw. What he learned was that there is a magical world beneath the s
I have read reviews calling this the next Harry Potter. While this was a good story, I wouldn't go that far. While the Harry Potter books had an appeal to both adults and children, The Betrayals of Grim's Peak seems to be written more for a younger audience. It doesn't seem to have the sophistication necessary for an older audience.

I did love the world created in the book. The undersea world was very detailed. I thought it was smart of the author to show how the space under the ocean was manipul
Racheal Renwick
Nov 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sean Quirk delivers an unforgettable tale as you journey into the heart of Grim's Peak: an underwater city just off the coast of Key West. As Augie is pulled into the life of the Grim's Peak and learns more about its life and society, he in turn, learns more about himself and where he came from. As Mers threaten Augie and the life of Grim's Peak, Augie and his friends are determined to learn the secrets hidden beneath the reefs. But, with danger lurking everywhere, at what length will Augie go t ...more
Victoria Zigler
Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read some great books recently, but this one has to be right up at the top of the list of the ones I've enjoyed most. It's very well written, extremely imaginative, and captures your attention from the start, making you eager to read on and learn what will happen next. The characters are well rounded, and the worldbuilding is excellent, making it easy to imagine you're right there in Grim's Peak with Augie as he learns about the new world he's found himself in and attempts to survive.
Paulina Novelo
Jan 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aunque en el principio parace ser un libro bastante predecible, a medida que se desarrolla tiene unos giros interesantes.
Bastante fácil y rápido de leer.
Ressa Empbra
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Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this wonderful tale, you are transported to an entirely new and imaginative world that keeps you wanting more! I cant wait for a sequel!
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“Earl spun but was not at all prepared for what he saw; something lumpy, black like the water, slid back beneath the surface like ink flowing into ink, and he could’ve sworn that for the briefest of moments he saw a glowing, pale yellow eye.” 6 likes
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