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

  • Kristy
    Nov 24, 2018
    This was like Goonies meets Goosebumps. Adults will be slightly annoyed by the derivative story, but kids will be delighted. Scary but not traumatizing. ...
  • Mandy Laferriere
    May 07, 2018
    When I saw the ARC of this book at TLA, with Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs as authors, I shamelessly elbowed my way up to the publisher table and snagged a copy. And am I glad I did! Early buzz is calling this Goonies meets Stranger Things, and that's a pretty good description, as tho...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Jul 25, 2018
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus When bully Logan and his cronies send Nico's expensive, handmade drone into the bottomless waters of Still Cove, Nico tries to retrieve it despite the warnings of his friends Emma and Tyler. Of course, the rescue doesn't go well, but the three discover ...
  • 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...
  • Alex Ward
    Oct 11, 2018
    Really smart & clever take on the increasingly re-popular ragtag-group-of-kids trope, but it "descends" into a really cliche storyline about a magical entity that can recreate Anything You Can Think Of. Fortunately the writing is great and consistently interesting, and there is an ...
  • J.S.
    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...
  • Jennifer
    May 23, 2018
    This is just one of several fall 2018 books that are being marketed as Stranger Things for kids. A group of friends find a mysterious island that creates scary creatures and threatens their town. The relationships between the kids is well drawn, but it gets pushed to the side a bit as ...
  • 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...
  • USOM
    Aug 02, 2018
    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this from the publisher. This in no way effects my review which is unbiased. At the heart of The Darkdeep is story about friendship. Not only is it about forgiveness, but it?s about second chances and seeing unknow depths about a person. Can our f...
  • 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...
  • 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.) ...
  • Jaden
    Sep 07, 2018
    I really enjoyed the writing! ...
  • Jamie
    Oct 24, 2018
    4.5 Great new middle grade series. Nico and his friends discover a hidden island with many secrets. Can't wait for book 2. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Samantha Beard
    Sep 16, 2018
    I recently received an Arc of The Darkdeep by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs from NetGalley. I?m so happy I had the chance to read this awesome middle-grade story, and here are a few reasons you should consider adding it to your Fall reading list. I love reading middle-grade novel...
  • 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... ...