Dark Life

By Falls, Kat

Publishers Summary:
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... ... threaten to destroy the underwater territory, Ty finds himself in a fight to stop the outlaws and save the only home he has ever known. Joined by a girl from the Topside who has come subsea to look for her prospector brother, Ty ventures into the frontier's rough underworld and begins to discover some dark secrets to Dark Life. As Ty gets closer to the truth, he discovers that the outlaws may not be the bloodthirsty criminals the government has portrayed them as. And that the government abandoning the territory might be the best thing for everyone, especially for someone like Ty, someone with a Dark Gift.

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978-0-54517-814-3
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2010

Gr 6-10 In this futuristic coming-of-age tale, 15-year-old Ty has spent his whole life in a deep-sea colony on the ocean floor. His family and the other pioneers provide fish and other food for the Commonwealth citizens who live aboveground in stacked cities following earthquakes and tsunamis that destroyed much of the Earth. The pioneers chafe under the harsh rule of the Commonwealth, a situation made worse when those who live subsea are charged with capturing a gang of pirates that has been terrorizing Com...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

In the aftermath of several natural disasters, humans start populating the ocean. Fifteen-year-old Ty looks forward to hi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on July 1, 2010

Blends the supernatural and the dystopian. Fast-paced fights share the stage with dark revelations about government cover-ups, keeping readers on their toes and anxious to continue reading. A tense and action-packed opening chapter immediately ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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