From Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
by Kat Falls
would it be like if humans lived under the sea?
Housing and space are a commodity on the Topside but settlers
underwater can stake their claims for a hundred acres once reaching age
eighteen. This is Ty’s dream- until the outlaws invading both his world
and the Topside send it crashing down. Meanwhile, he meets Gemma, a
Topsider desperately searching for her brother. Will the DARK LIFE be
destroyed by the Seablite gang?
DARK LIFE is a fast paced and fun tale! Ty’s sense of adventure and
wonder permeates every page. Through his eyes, we see the phenomenal
world building of Kat Falls. From the inflatable jellyfish homes to the
Wild West feel of the Trade Station’s Saloon, DARK LIFE has a world
that invites exploration. Ty’s journey feels much like a quest as the
reader is drawn into this beautiful but dangerous world.
Ty is the perfect hero for the story. His sense of awe as a squid or
dolphin glides by conveys to the reader the splendor of this undersea
world. Who didn’t want to dig into the vast array of treasures in his
room with Gemma and Zoe? Kat Falls does a marvelous job at capturing
the voice of Ty in her first novel. Part of the joy of DARK LIFE is
that even the secondary characters are multidimensional as the reader
wants to know how their stories turn out as well.
My only regret with finishing DARK LIFE is that I wanted more!
Hopefully, Kat Falls intends to produce more books set in this world as
the world itself is just too stunning not to be revisited over and
Publisher: Scholastic Press (May 2010)
by Debbie, Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
of Amazon Vine