Monday, 5 April 2010

Review: VAMPIRATES: Tide of Terror - Justin Somper

The Vampirates are back!

Connor Tempest may only be fourteen but he's taken to the life of a pirate like a duck to water.  But his loyalties are divided between his shipmates and his sister.  Grace isn't finding the pirate life so appealing.  She cannot shake the feeling that all is not well on the Vampirate ship she left behind.  Dare she try to return to it?

Meanwhile Sidorio may have been expelled from the Vampirate ship but his dark deeds are just beginning... The seas are rougher than ever for Connor, Grace, their allies and their foes.

Vampirates Series:
Dead Deep (short story published in 2007 - doesn't have to be read to follow the series)
Tide of Terror

For more information visit the Vampirates website

Connor is really enjoying life onboard The Diablo and is fast learning how to become a better pirate.  Grace however, isn't so happy - she keeps getting strange visions and is positive that something is wrong on the Vampirate ship.  She is torn between wanting to return to help the Vampirates and not wanting to leave Connor.

When a pirate raid goes badly wrong it brings home to Grace how unsafe life is for Connor on The Diablo.  When she has the opportunity to get him away from the ship to the Pirate Academy she jumps at the chance.  But has she taken Connor out of the frying pan and into the fire?  It soon becomes clear that all is not what it seems and it is impossible to decide who they can trust.

I really enjoyed this second installment of the Vampirates series although the main plot arcs for this book are resolved it has left me itching to read more and curious about future twists to the series.  I'm looking forward to reading about further adventures for both Grace & Connor.  I'd recommend this series to all fans of young adult adventure stories.

Source: Recieved for review from publisher Simon & Schuster

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