The Darkdeep

The Darkdeep Review

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?

Title:The Darkdeep
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Carrie

    The Darkdeep by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs is the first book in the new middle grade horror series by the same name. A lot of people are comparing this one to Stranger Things which could be but si...

  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader

    There have been some amazing middle grade books this year and The Darkdeep is another one.Nico, Tyler, and Ella are friends.  Nico's dad caused some issues in town while trying to protect the owls. ...

  • Teresa

    4.5My initial interest in this novel is that Ally Condie is one of the writers, and I have had a pretty good experience with her Matched trilogy and Atlantia. When This came up on NetGalley, I was so ...

  • Emilie Hendryx

    What a ride! I really enjoyed this relatively fast-paced MG that will be hitting the shelves this fall (October 2) in perfect time for Halloween. I definitely felt like it was Stranger Things meets mi...

  • Kath (Read Forevermore)

    An arc of this book was sent to me by Bloomsbury in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.The Darkdeep is a perfectly fast paced middle grade story that is full of friendship and...

  • Joanna (BookandPages)

    I'm giving this a 3/5 stars today, but I think that may be higher if I read it again. I don't really know how to feel about this yet. I was slightly bored about half way in. It started to get a little...

  • Aaron

    A comment on the ARC read "Stranger Things meets The Goonies." Love both the series and the movie. While this book is not as intense or scary, I see the similarities. That being said I found this an e...

  • Gerard Villegas

    Read an ARC of this after the publishing rep wanted a blurb. Four youngsters discover a secluded island near their sleepy, little town that grants wishes but at a price. A combination of Stranger Thin...

  • Anna

    A good read for some mild spooky vibes around Halloween! I do wish the secondary characters had been a bit more defined, but overall an enjoyable and sufficiently unsettling read....

  • Hannah

    Hey Marketing Department,You got me with the “Move over, Stranger Things” review.As a result, I'm judging this more harshly. You got nothing on Stranger Things.(It was ok.)...