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Bestselling author Astrid Scholte, returns with a thrilling adventure in which the dead can be revived...for a price.

Seventeen-year-old Tempe was born into a world of water. When the Great Waves destroyed her planet, its people had to learn to survive living on the water, but the ruins of the cities below still called. Tempe dives daily, scavenging the ruins of a bygone
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Expected publication: March 3rd 2020 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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    Candace Robinson
    Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    What a unique and interesting world! I loved the whole world drowned by water concept! It had a tinge of Waterworld but a hundred times better!

    These characters! I especially loved Lor. He had so much guilt going on and he just needed some love! Elysea was seriously a wonderful side character! She was sweet, genuine, and unselfish! Tempe, you couldn’t help but feel for her, especially after being alone for the past two years and struggling to survive!

    I swear, Scholte has the coolest worlds, best
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    Astrid Scholte
    Oct 29, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)


    The first spark of inspiration for The Vanishing Deep was back in 2015, before I wrote Four Dead Queens, when I was watching an episode of the Real Housewives of NYC and one of the housewives said she wished she could have just one more day with her late husband. The idea stuck in my mind. What if it was possible to have one more day with a deceased loved one?

    Fast forward to early 2017, when I sold my debut Four Dead Queens to Penguin Random House (USA) and my editor asked if I had any
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    Jackie ϟ Bookseller
    I received an ARC of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

    3.5/5 stars

    RTC closer to publication (March 2019)

    I liked Four Dead Queens, so I'm pretty excited for this one!
    Sarah Glenn Marsh
    Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Prepare to be swept away by this thrilling new story from Astrid! This book has it all: a countdown, adventure on the sea, cool creatures, and one of my favorite sister relationships I've ever read. I LOVED it!
    Danielle (always_read_the_end_first)
    "My mother used to say that change happened. For everyone. People changed, people could enact change. But that was bullshit. Change happened to you. Life, and death, they happened to you. And there was nothing you could do about it. You either held on for the ride or got swept away in the storm. " - Astrid Scholte
    4.5 STARS
    SIDENOTE to the publisher and author: PLEASE give this book a map to match this wonderful world building! sort of like Pangea or Atlantis feel! Four Dead Queens had really
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    Michelle
    Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    WOW!!! Beautifully written and just simply amazing.

    Dear Booklovers:

    Add this book to your TBR
    Preorder this book.
    Purchase this book.

    You are WELCOME



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    Celia McMahon
    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a chance to review this book.

    First off, kudos to the author for creating a unique setting for THE VANISHING DEEP. I was swept away (pun intended) from the first chapter. It was Astrid's way of giving us these deep, realistic characters that drew me in. She has a way of writing protagonists with such emotion, and I loved that.

    The world was incredibly different than anything I've ever read. Tempest lives on one of the few reefs that survived after an
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    Sabrina Ricci
    Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I could not put this book down. Astrid Scholte's writing is so captivating, and I loved the premise of this story, and all its twists (and there are many, many wonderful twists)!

    There's more to every character than meets the eye, and Tempest is such a compelling, strong character, who has a deep, complex connection with her sister. Reading this reminded me that I should call my sister more often!

    I also really liked reading the story from two different perspectives: Tempest's and Lor's, and
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    Chloe
    Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
    *Spoiler free*

    I enjoyed Four Dead Queens and I've been looking forward to seeing what her other books could hold. And I knew it was going to be an ocean book and despite my dislike of the beach, I always feel drawn to ocean books. Plus, it's a sister book. A sister book where one is trying to revive the other. And breakouts out of facilities while the employees chase them and it's filled with secrets. Trigger warnings: death, vomiting, grief

    I really loved this world. I'm finding that ocean
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    Sophie_The_Jedi_Knight
    9/3/19:
    Oh YES!

    I really liked Four Dead Queens. I have an ARC but I also bought the Barnes and Noble exclusive hardcover when it came out because I wanted to be an official FDQ superfan. I'm so excited to follow Scholte through her writing career.

    Also, this synopsis sounds AMAZING. Is this the final cover? I actually kinda like it.

    Crossing my fingers for an ARC. Wish me luck...
    ClaireEva
    Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    4.5 but maybe even 4.75 loved this. ...more
    Kylie Westaway
    Oct 09, 2019 rated it liked it
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    Cat
    Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Masterfully created who done it mysteries set in beautiful, lush words seems to be Scholte's forte, and so far, even just with two books, she has completely proven her worth. I've never much cared for murder mysteries, but the way that she bumps you along, your eyes searching wildly for other options, for clues, it all adds up to an incredible pay off that I just can't resist. Because in the end, it's not who did it that matters, its the journey and the love and friendship along the way that ...more
    Shannon Fay
    UGH, I was so looking forward to this and THAT'S the cover they gave it? Tragic, because the premise sounds so cool, and surely you publishers can do better than a girl's face for a story that sounds as brilliant as this. Come on guys!
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    Raised on a diet of Spielberg, Lucas and Disney, Astrid knew she wanted to be surrounded by all things fantastical from a young age. She’s spent the last 10 years working in film, animation and television as both an artist and manager. Career highlights include working on James Cameron's AVATAR, Steven Spielberg's THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN and HAPPY FEET 2 by George Miller. She lives in Melbourne, ...more