The Darkdeep

The Darkdeep

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 When a bullying incident sends twelve-year-old Nico Holland over the edge of a cliff into the icy waters of Still Cov...

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Title:The Darkdeep
Author:Ally Condie
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1547600462
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

The Darkdeep Reviews

  • Jessica
    Jan 01, 2019
    Creepy dark fantasy (but not too dark, as it is middle grade) about a group of friends . . . and frenemies . . . who find a strange, secret spot outside of town. Is it magic, is it a hallucination? Is it pure evil and they SHOULDN'T BE TOUCHING IT?! (Mom instincts kicking in, there!) R...
  • Michele
    Jul 01, 2018
    this seems possibly too terrifying for this age group? but it is a thrill ride of fun and super cthulu lurking around every corner. seriously when the lovecraft mystery rears its head and their joint consensus is, "we need to research and read!", I laughed pretty hard. RPG Call of C...
  • J.S. Green
    Oct 08, 2018
    Nico and his friends are out testing his brand new quadcopter drone - which he's spent all the money he had to build - when a group of bullies shows up. After one of the bullies pilots the drone into the fog, Nico goes out on a ledge (literally) to try and get it back, but ends up fall...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    Jan 07, 2019
    We read this book together after seeing Ally Condie at an event at our local bookstore. I worried it might be too scary for the kids, but they never got all that scared. There were definitely some tense chapters, and once I think they *might* have been more scared than they let on. The...
  • Jamie
    Oct 01, 2018
    I received an ARC at book expo. This was a really great middle grade novel about friendship. A group of friends discover a strange house boat filled with oddities in Still Cove. They soon discover the darkness that lies within and feeds on their greatest fears. A good pick for y...
  • Emilie Hendryx
    Aug 04, 2018
    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 middle grade, but am hesitant to say that I?d recommend it to kids any younger tha...
  • Espe
    Apr 16, 2019
    3,5 en realidad. Resea completa: https://letraslibrosymas.blogspot.com... La trama al ser infantil/juvenil es sencilla, sin grandes sobresaltos y con un ritmo un poco irregular, pues parece como si no pasara nada cuando es todo lo contrario... pero cuenta con unas cuantas sorpr...
  • Repix
    Feb 16, 2019
    Del estilo de Cuenta conmigo, It y Stranger Things. Entretenidsimo. ...
  • Krysti
    Sep 23, 2018
    STRANGER THINGS meets GOOSEBUMPS in this spine tingling adventure! THE DARKDEEP is the middle grade read to pick up this year. With lots of action and some truly creeptastic moments, this book will keep readers on the edge of their seats. I can?t wait to see what Ally Condie and Bren...
  • Holly
    Aug 03, 2018
    Well, this was definitely a fun adventure! But there are some similarities to Stranger Things and it's almost like it was trying to BE that show at times (just not set in the 80s). The characters were their own, though. I really liked them a lot, and I'm such a fan of friend groups tac...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Aug 18, 2018
    The Darkdeep by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs, 272 pages. Bloomsbury, October 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS - ESSENTIAL AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH When Timber?s resident bullies send Nico?s drone off the cliff into perpetual...
  • Mandy
    Feb 06, 2019
    I think this is the one book I cringed at a wonderful Godzilla reference instead of rejoicing. This was...middle grade trying to be too much middle grade? Like, I felt it was like IMMA BE AS MIDDLE GRADE AS I CAN AND CRAM IT ALL INTO THIS LITTLE MIDDLE GRADE BOOK. I've been rea...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Sep 23, 2018
    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. Because of that, a lot of people were laid off work and they blame him for it...
  • Hannah
    Oct 23, 2018
    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.) ...
  • Lauren
    Mar 02, 2019
    If I were younger, I would have enjoyed this more but I will read anything Ally Condie comes out with! ...
  • Stacy Fetters
    Sep 24, 2018
    "Mist curled up from Still Cover, wraithlike tendrils swirling over the cliffs above the cave, as though a ghostly, limber, writhing forest had grown overnight. Opal reached out to touch a wisp, but it slipped through her fingers." This was an epic adventure into the darkness that l...
  • Aaron
    Sep 08, 2018
    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 enjoyable read, and excellent start to the series. Any fan of Strangers Things and T...
  • Gerard Villegas
    Apr 06, 2018
    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 Things, Stephen King's It, and the 80's influence of The Monster Squad, this is one fun re...
  • Carrie
    Sep 23, 2018
    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 since I haven?t watched those what it did remind me of is some of Stephen King?s hor...
  • Anna
    Oct 25, 2018
    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. ...
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    Mar 04, 2019
    This book was a fun and eerie middle grade adventure that made me nostalgic for my youth by reminding me of the times I spent reading Goosebumps as a kid. Actually, I feel like there was a lot of spooky series? that I read in the nighties/early millennium! This was a quick, fun i...
  • Jessena Johnson
    Jul 18, 2018
    Such a fun middle grade! It was like Stranger Things mixed with The Goonies. ...
  • Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
    Oct 03, 2018
    The Darkdeep was so perfect for a Halloween/fall read! I loved that it had a spooky and slightly creepy atmosphere but never got scary. Even middle grade me would have been okay with this one and I had zero tolerance for scary things. I think this would be perfect to get for the mid...
  • Ανδρέας Μιχαηλίδης
    Feb 02, 2019
    The tagline "Stranger Things" meets "Goonies" with the heart of "Stand By Me" is inaccurate. This is basically "Goonies" meets Lovecraft - period. Aside from that, it is very well written, a truly adventurous and gripping tale for young readers, with the right amounts of mystery, ho...
  • Joanna (BookandPages)
    Aug 26, 2018
    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 repetitive. But I did stick it out, and I loved the last 30%. It was so good. I've ne...
  • Teresa
    Jul 20, 2018
    4.5 My 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 excited and hoping to be a reviewer for this book. And I was chosen! A big thank y...
  • Jennifer
    Feb 21, 2019
    Nico, Opal, Emma and Tyler stumble upon a mysterious houseboat in the middle of Still Cove (thought to be haunted). The houseboat contains all kinds of interesting trinkets, but it is what is below the houseboat that is the most interesting - (view spoiler)[ a swirling black pool. Emma...
  • Megan Manzano
    Jun 02, 2018
    This was a super fast read and kept me pretty entertained from start to finish. It gave me hardcore Stranger Things Vibes (a group of preteens riding bikes, finding The Dark Deep, and fending off their small town from monsters). My rating is a 3.5 mainly for the strong message this...
  • Kath (Read Forevermore)
    Aug 23, 2018
    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 adventure mixed with spooky. Super fun to read with a good amount of suspense. Al...
  • Annabeth Tyler
    Nov 15, 2018
    Read my review here! https://thejrinklings.wordpress.com/2... ...