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Tide of Terror

(Vampirates #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  5,583 ratings  ·  203 reviews
Sequel to Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean. Traitor Sidorio, unable to control thirst, builds a crew and takes a ship. Former crewmate Grace 14 wants to help blinded Lorcan who rescued her, and keep her twin Connor safe at the elite Pirate Academy. Will they stay together or follow their own journey?
Hardcover, 459 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published 2006)
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Patti Yes. The first chapter is strobe if you haven't read the first book in awhile. After that it grips you and throws you right into the life of pirates!…moreYes. The first chapter is strobe if you haven't read the first book in awhile. After that it grips you and throws you right into the life of pirates!(less)

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Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: i-really-want
when you expect too much you're often disappointed, as i was for most of the book. the second book of the vampirates series was .... nice.
if i wanted to make it into three parts they'd be these: the academy, Grace's moral dilemmas , cool piratey or vampiratey stuff.
first of all the academy....oh so boring. nothing cool or even interesting about that, and i really hope the writer has some great ideas about Grace's spiritual experiences (the cover was cool though).
the second part, Grace's moral di
An Odd1
Dec 03, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Suspense - a night surfer, inhuman, vampire Sidorio refuses to curb appetites, thrown off by Vampirate Captain Drakoulis. Crewmate twins 14, Grace wants to return for blinded vampirate Lorcan who rescued her from drowning, free Connor from life-binding articles to their Captain Molucco and study at the Pirate Academy. But the faculty are not as kind and honest as they seem, especially former ship deputy Cheng Li, suspiciously eager to be her confidante and choreograph Connor's sword fight demons ...more
Mar 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: crap
If you are looking for som real crap, you should read this. It got to be the worst book I`ve ever read! Siriosly, I can`t see how people can actually earn mony by writing this stuff. The whole plot is extremly childish and patethic. A pirate school? This book is the result you`ll get if you mix Harry Potter, Twilight and pirates of the Carribean. Yes. It is vampire-pirates (or what they call them in the book: vampirates) at a pirate school.
They are, as in Pirates of the Carribean, presenting the
Feb 13, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Any previous Vampirate lovers
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Wolf (Alpha)
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. I hate how Sidorio made a crew for himself and how he is planning on wiping the other Vampirates out. I like how Grace is willing to stay behind, no matter the danger, to save Lorcan’s sight. I like how Connor wants to take a break from the pirates and go to the Pirate Academy. I don’t like how Grace is always going and throwing herself into danger. I like how she finds the Vampirates again and how the two of them stay with the people who saved them.
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Took me a while to read it because I wasn't reading everyday and sometimes lost interest. Still a pretty good book. ...more
Elizabeth *Swords for Fighting*
Tide of Terror, the second book in the Vampirates series is a thrilling ride full a more pirates, action, adventure, betrayals, and more! For me, it was fast paced. Best of all, there was a little more about the vampirates although I would have liked to see more (and that is what the sequels are for).

Connor and Grace were together for the most part in this book, but you can see that they are destined for different paths. Connor wants to be a pirate. In fact, he excels at everything pirate relate
Zack Zocchi
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Twins Connor and Grace have been reunited after their separation, and are both staying on The Diablo, but after a turn of events Grace worries for Connors safety and asks him to take a visit to the Pirate Academy. The Academy is not like any other school, and Connor loves it; however, Grace is no longer enjoying it. Connor is considering becoming a full time student while Grace is trying to get back on the vampirate ship. All the while more people are leaving the Vampirate ship, and Sidorio is m ...more
Coco Pacheco
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Vampirates (Tides of Terror) was written by Justin Somper. This sequel to Vampirates (Demons of the Ocean) was published in June of 2007. These books are apart of a fantastic realistic fantasy series. In the book you meet the main characters Connor and Grace who are brother and sister. Many other important characters come in to play throughout the series, but in this book the story is centered around Connor and Grace. The majority of the book takes place at the Pirate Academy, which essentially ...more
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Vampirates: Tide of Terror is the 2nd book in the Vampirates series. It follows the story of twins Grace and Connor Tempest after they are united at the end of Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean. The Vampirates series takes place in the year 2512, in the future when massive floods (due to global warming?) have changed our world. I really love this book! Could not put it down! This story starts at first on the Diablo and then continues on to the Pirate Academy, with some "trips" to the Vampirate shi ...more
Tayler Carpenter
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Personal Response
I really enjoyed how immersive the book got at times. I liked when things would get rocky and then I would have to stop reading, and I couldn't wait to read it again. I really want to continue the series and can't wait to get the next book.
Plot Summary
This story is about Connor and Grace Tempest and their adventures aboard the The Diablo and The Nocturne. Connor is aboard The Diablo and he has seen his best friend Jez get killed in a duel. Jez was then brought back by a Vampi
Mar 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I *really* liked this one! I felt the pace was a lot faster than the first book. To me the first book had an almost childrens storybook fairy tale feeling to it but this one had more of a fantasy/vampire feel to it. The character development with those at the Academy took me by surprise and I'm eager to see how everyone continues to evolve in the other books!

I notice that people seem to either hate or love this book in their reviews. I think most of that problem lies in that this book has a ver
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a little slow going at first, because we had to back track and make sure we knew where we are at in the story (which is a good idea if it's been a while since you've read the first book).
The character development is slow, but it's interesting to see how the characters handle what is thrown at them in this book.
The first book was better, but I am looking forward to what the third book (Blood Captain) has in store.
Dwain Smith
Jul 10, 2007 rated it did not like it
This may be one of the worst things I've ever read. The pirates don't really do pirate things and the vampires don't do vampire stuff. I realize this is supposed to be geared toward "young adults" but it is overly saccharine and trite. If for some reason you are looking for a good vampirate story (I'm sure there's at least one other person out there), check out Image's Sea of Red instead. ...more
Jul 19, 2007 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in reading about a series of half-developed ideas
Shelves: fantasy
This is just a testament to the fact that I lack the ability to choose a book by its cover.

10 Things I Hate about this book:

1) mixing modern slang with past times
2) oh whatever, this book doesn't deserve my few precious remaining brain cells. I hated the book and have a hard time believing anyone could become engaged in its story (if you could call it a story).
Jan 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
i know it's a bit stupid reading the second book first but my sister bought it thinking it was the first so i read it any cause i already know what happened in the first book, back to the point this is a very good book vampires and pirates in one. ...more
Apr 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommended to Genevieve by: Nakaya
It was hard to get through because my favorite character was barely there but the last chapter made up for it. Ah, so good. I stopped reading it for a while because I misplaced it but just read the last 50 pages or so in one go.
Cosmogypsy Gypsy
Oct 21, 2008 rated it did not like it
For whatever reason, I just couldn't get into this book. ...more
Sagar Shripal
I really just want to read this book online..!
Feb 21, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
The second installment of a series about teen-twins taking charge of their lives on the open seas!
Well, actually, the majority of this novel is spent on land, at the water's edge.

Connor and Grace find themselves on a week-long visit to Pirate Academy, where Connor is exposed to the layers of truth and deception that exists in the pirating world and is required to figure out where he stands in all of it, and Grace attempts to understand her growing relationship with the Vampirates' ship w
Brenda Osta
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was very tempted to give this book just one star, but the last 100 pages made it up for me. I knew there was a twist coming up but i couldn’t figure it out, and I do love my twists. So two stars it is. I want to read the third one but im so furious that this was the sequel.
I read the first book in one day, one sitting, but this book took me weeks to read. I was so mad about everything in this book. For a series called Vampirates we barely saw them or the ship in this book. The only reason I k
The Damsel in the Library
This is a review for the first and second book.


So the first one was ok, maybe two and half stars. To make things easy, I'll do a pros and cons list.

Book one pros:
1) The shanty, I thought that was pretty cool.
2) Lorcan. Can't deny that dark hair, blue eyes and Irish accents are some of my weaknesses.
3) The idea of vampire pirates, though the combo of names came across as childish.
Honestly, I'm having trouble coming up with more.

Book one cons:
1) So it's set in th
Jun 17, 2020 rated it liked it
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Nick G
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Madison Hill
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Sep 22, 2017 rated it liked it
This Book tells a story about Grace wanting to help her Friend Lorcan Due to some revolts in the vampirate ship while also worrying about her brother, Connor, from danger and not end up like Connor's friend Jez. While Sidorio (a vampire who revolted against the captain in the vampire ship) wants revenge. This book is fun to read at first but after a few chapters the story became like some kind of high school drama. But so far this book is descriptive and hooks you in to read if you're a pirate s ...more
Gena Lott
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
A good second book in the series. Very interesting ideas about vampire life.
Some of the chapters about "The Academy" remind me a little of Hogwarts.
And I've gotten a little confused about the time this book is supposed to happen. Some of the slang and colloquialisms are so modern that it was like constantly being brought back to the present when in my mind, this really seemed like it should be happening in another period.
Junior High or older readers.
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It took me a bit to finish because I kept getting tired (pregnancy can do a number on you) but I loved this book I can't wait to get started on Vampirates: Blood captain. And see what happens to the Tempest Twins Connor and Grace. Will they cross paths again? Or remain separated? Or will Grace visit him spiritually??? Can't wait to find out but first I'mma take a Nap. This lil boy can't come soon enough Friday is the day!!! ...more
Aiden Pircher
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This books is one that always leaves cliffhangers and is never to boring to read. Connor continues his journey and goes through emotional pains and has trouble to find where his loyalty are. Grace continues to try and get to the vampirate ship but has many difficulties finding it. Justin Somber is marvelous at makeing this book even better than the first and I can't wait to read the rest of the series. ...more
Jun 10, 2020 rated it liked it
A notch down from the first book, but gets off to a great start! However when Connor and Grace go to the Pirate Academy with Cheng Li and Captain Wraithe and the Diablo are out of the picture, it quickly goes down hill and gets boring, apart from Grace's occasional visits to the Vampirate ship. The book picks up again towards the end, but the trouble with the book is the vampirates are hardly in it! ...more
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Justin Somper is a bestselling UK author whose Vampirates books have been translated into over twenty languages. Justin trained in sword-fighting to help him write the fight scenes in the Vampirates series.

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Vampirates (7 books)
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