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Title: The Darkdeep (The Darkdeep #1)
Author: Ally Condie, Brendan Reichs
Format: Epub
Rating: 4.9/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: October 16, 2018
Book Summary: When a bullying incident sends twelve-year-old Nico Holland over the edge of a cliff into the icy waters of Still Cove, where no one ever goes, friends Tyler and Ella - and even 'cool kid' Opal -rush to his rescue... only to discover an island hidden in the swirling mists below.

Shrouded by dense trees and murky tides, the island appears uninhabited, although the kids can't quite shake the feeling that something about it is off. Their suspicions grow when they stumble upon an abandoned houseboat with an array of curiosities inside: odd-looking weapons, unnerving portraits, maps to places they've never heard of, and a glass jar containing something completely unidentifiable.

As the group delves deeper into the unknown, their discoveries - and their lives -begin to intertwine in weird and creepy ways. Something ancient has awakened... and it knows their wishes and dreams - and their darkest, most terrible secrets. Do they have what it takes to face the shadowy things that lurk within their own hearts?
Book Review: Holy....

This book was a fantastic read!

It has been quite sometime since I last dipped my toes into children/middle school genre but when I saw this book and had read the blurb, I had to read it. I am sooo glad I did. This book was worth getting my hands on.

In the first book of a new series, we find Nico, Tyler, and Emma out near Still Cove. The place is considered off-limits because of the all the weird things that have happened there. The group is out there flying Nico's quadcopter when a group of bullies led by Logan come and destroy the quadcopter by sending it out over the cliff. Logan and his group leave laughing but one of their members named Opal decides to go back to Nico and his group to help them find the copter.

Nico's group with Opal now among them discover a houseboat but there is something underneath this houseboat. A pool which is christianed The Darkdeep. Even stranger is that anyone whom goes through this Darkdeep ends up bringing back something - a figment. This can be anything from a fear to a favorite toy.

But each time someone goes through this darkdeep, the figments seem to get stronger and now they have found a way to leave the island. Nico and his friends have to find a way to stop the Darkdeep before something worse happens. Nico will have to turn to his worse enemy for help but will they be able to find out exactly what the Darkdeep really is?

Are you a fan of Stephen King? This book would be for you. Of course the horror is a bit watered down seeing as this book is mainly geared toward a younger reader but it is still worth the read. I cannot stress how much I enjoyed reading this book and even more surprised that this book only took me a day to read especially when I have been working all week. I have to say this book got me through a long day at work.

Seriously pick this book up and give it a chance! You won't regret it at all.