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
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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 ...more
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The first spark of inspiration for The Vanishing Deep was back in 2015, before I wrote Four Dead Queens, ...more
RTC closer to publication (March 2019)
I liked Four Dead Queens, so I'm pretty excited for this one!
“Twenty-four hours with your loved one didn’t make it any easier to say goodbye, no mater what Palindromena promised. There was no closure. There never would be.”
The Vanishing Deep has to be one of the most unique worlds I have ever read. Scholte really knows how to have spectacular world building and such an amazing plot. The book takes place literally on the ocean, the “Old World” which is our world today sank underwater. The ...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
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
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 ...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
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
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...
*I received a free ARC of this book from BookishFirst and the publisher, G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Random House. All thoughts and opinions expressed are completely my own.*
The Vanishing Deep tells the story of seventeen-year-old Tempest “Tempe” Alerin who lives in a world overruled by water as a result of the Great Waves that destroyed the planet five hundred years ago, forcing everyone to survive on the water while the remains of the “Old World” lurk below. Tempe dives daily to ...more
The Vanishing Deep takes place quite a ...more
Holy cow these characters! I for sure loved Lor. He had way too much guilt going on, he really just needed some love! Elysea was an amazing side character! She was sweet and genuine but was never selfish, which we see too often in female characters. Tempe..I ...more
My first 5 stars of the new year! I knew from the first chapter that this book was something special. I was immediately drawn into the story how Tempest, a grief hardened girl, tries to revive her sister and learn the truth about her parents. What follows is a truly wonderful story about family, your true feelings and learning to either let loved ones go or keep fighting for them. This has ...more
-it was very ...more
A huge thank you to Penguin Random House Canada for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!
The Vanishing Deep is set in a future where nearly all land has been submerged due to the Great Waves. One of many now surviving in floating cities built on reefs, Tempe is a diver who searches the ruins of the sunken cities for things she can sell, and ever since her sister Elysea died, she has been saving up ...more
The reunion isn’t what Tempest thought it would be and instead, Elysea insists she’s ...more
The catch... her sister claims innocence and in their subsequent search for the truth, the secret of the terrible price it takes to revive the dead might ...more
Once Tempe's sister, Elsea, realizes that she was ...more
If you're a fan of new dystopian novels and ideas, I highly suggest picking this one up. It takes place on a world in which the polar caps melt and the world is submerged in water, leaving only a little land left in the world. People are left to ...more
Tempest lives in the world after the Great Waves where actual land is scarce and people struggle to survive .Tempest makes her Notes by diving, finding any last treasure of the old world. She saves each Note because she wants to revive her sister. That's the magic of this world; the dead can be brought to life for 24 hours. But Tempest didn't imagine ...more
There were different sections of people living in different places with there own ways of living.
The two main characters are Tempest and Lor. Tempest, Tempe to her family, lives in a place called the Equinox. It is a floating island made of metal from the Old World, our current world ...more