Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dark Life

by Kat Falls

Goodreads Summary:
A thrilling futuristic adventure set deep undersea, Dark Life follows the settlers of the world's first subsea settlement as they defend their homesteads against a brazen band of outlaws.

Set in an apocalyptic future where rising oceans have swallowed up entire regions and people live packed like sardines on the dry land left, DARK LIFE is the harrowing tale of underwater pioneers who have carved out a life for themselves in the harsh deep-sea environment, farming the seafloor in exchange for the land deed.

The story follows Ty, who has lived his whole life on his family's homestead and has dreams of claiming his own stake when he turns eighteen. But when outlaws' attacks on government supply ships and settlements everything changes.

My Review:
I could kick myself for not reading this story, and its sequel Riptide, sooner. The story is so different from  the recent wave of dystopian stories-which makes me wonder if people don't read it solely because they assume it will be more of the same. The simple change in setting-with much of it taking place underwater-makes it unique. With the pioneers that brave the deep, there is almost a feel like it is the Old West. I liked the voice of Ty, also. He is brave, but is scared, like you would expect a kid to be. This is a must read!

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