The Vanishing Deep
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 ...more
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 couldnt 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 ...more
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My rating/score: 5 out of 5 Stars on the Goodreads rating system, and 10 out of 10 on my own personal scoring system.
I wanted a quick, easily-read standalone and THE VANISHING DEEP delivered. It definitely reads and feels like a YA novel (obviously because it is a YA novel), with tight pacing that keeps the narrative flowing. It's not as developed ...more
Twenty-four hours with your loved one didnt make it any easier to say goodbye, no matter what Palindromena promised. There was no closure. There never would be.
What would you do if you could spend 24 hours with a lost loved one? The Vanishing Deep by bestselling author, Astrid Scholte, asks that question and then takes the reader on a whirlwind adventure as we explore the possibilities. A standalone novel, it is the story of Tempest ...more
Hooboy *takes deep breath* This is not going to be pretty. Honestly, I should have just DNFed this book. The only reason I didn't is because the world was intriguing and in the beginning I was really interested. But sadly, the farther I read, the worse it got.
I'll start with the positive: The concept was FANTASTIC. In the beginning, I was so onboard! It felt so much like Waterworld, which I love. The idea of a post-apocalyptic world of water is amazing! However, that was where the enjoyment ...more
The concept has potential. The world in which The Vanishing Deep takes place is some kind of dystopia created when a giant continent of ice melted and caused the oceans to rise and cover the land. The people now live on loosely joined man-made floating cities that are located ...more
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 ...more
Tempest has spent the last two years diving for anything that she can sell for notes. With enough money, Tempest can go to a research facility called Palindromena, which specializes in resurrecting the dead for 24 hours. Tempest plans to resurrect her sister Elysea in order to finally get her sister to confess to the the death ...more
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 ...more
I guess I had fun, but this just wasn't the type of thing I normally go ...more
I'll take death without warning, thank you very much.
One thing I will give Astrid Scholte, she is a really good story teller. The Vanishing Deep reminded me of The Bone Houses; not because of the story itself, but because of how readable it is. You go from page to page without noticing the time ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
The Vanishing Deep was such a unique story! Set in a world almost entirely covered by water, where a special institute can revive those who have drowned, for exactly 24 hours, for a price. Usually paid by family members wanting a second chance to say goodbye to their loved ones, Tempe wants to revive her sister but for a different reason. After being told her sister was ...more
OMG I loved this book. It was really fast paced and so hard to put down, and I was so interested in finding out whatever happened next. I really liked the dual POV and getting to know the characters. There were definitely things that I didn't expect to happen, but it only made the story that much better. That being said, there was a little issue I had with something that happened towards the end (no spoilers, but I felt that it wasn't very well developed) but it wasn't ...more
I didnt feel super connected to any of the characters, though, so it didnt hit me emotionally the way I might have expected or wanted some of the scenes to. It had some instalove-y vibes, not quite love, maybe, but still. This could totally be a me problem, though.
I really liked the idea of the world/technology and kind of wanted more of that, even though its a secret. I thought that it was new and different, not the same premises of ...more
I also won Scholte's first book, Four Dead Queens, from BookishFirst.com! I enjoyed that one and also enjoyed this one! Scholte is quickly cementing herself into the fantasy genre. This book was very unique. It gave me Waterworld and The Little Mermaid vibes. I thought the technology she created where someone can bring back a dead person for 24 hours was really interesting. The world-building was so cool! I could easily visualize the depths Tempe scavenged ...more
It takes place in a world of almost all water. The old world is under the ocean. The world building in this book is so well done, I could picture everything so clearly in my mind.
Tempe (or Tempest) is my FAVORITE character, and she is just sooo much!!! There is so much depth to this 17 (almost 18) year old. She was fearless and determined, but she also had faults and so much anger. She and her sister, Elysea, lost their ...more
Astrid Scholte is a new auto buy author for me. I loved Four Dead Queens and I just knew that The Vanishing Deep was going to be just as good if her writing style carried over.
This book explores a dystopian world like I have not read before. This being a stand-alone makes me sad because I would ...more
The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte is a riveting YA Sci fi with concepts that can seem outrageous at times. Death, more death, and then deader than dead. (Cue terrifying Dracula music). Plot:Tempest wants to bring her sister back to life. She needs to know what happened...more
The Earth has been overtaken by the sea. Water is now a large majority of the earth, and there are very few landmasses. Tempest Alerin, also known as Tempe, is an orphan. Her parents mysteriously disappeared and her sister drowned. Tempe lives on the Equinox, one of many floating cities. Equinox citizens are required to pay taxes to Palindromena, a corporation who is known for reviving the dead for 24 hours. Tempe makes a shocking discovery of a plant ...more