Tide of Terror by Justin Somper
Little, Brown and Company
Published in 2006
Vampirates Book 02
4 out of 5
After being rescued from the Vampirate ship, Grace and Connor are living a pirate’s life aboard the Diablo. The only problem now is that there is a traitor aboard the ship, and not only that, enemy pirates are threatening to storm the ship and teach Captain Molucco Wrathe a lesson for his lawbreaking ways. This “lesson” leads Grace to intervene and try to convince Connor to learn more about being a pirate, without risking his life, at the Pirate Academy. Though, will Connor stay at the school or return back to the Diablo, and will Grace be forced to forget about the Vampirates forever?
When you start off, it includes a prologue, which will be mention later on in the series and/or book — so it really isn’t needed and just wastes reading time. :S
However, despite the slow start with the useless prologue — the detail and descriptions of events and the characters in this book are more interesting and very well done than the first. Also, the plot and action in this book is a little bit more interesting than the first book in the series.
Though, Grace’s know-it all kind of attitude and personality, which the author tries to pass off as wisdom, is kind of annoying at times. Also, she develops more of a whiny, desperate, needy, martyr-like personality. Out of Connor and Grace, Connor is the only one that has developed more as a main character. Also, the author seems to make the male characters’ personality more appealing and interesting than the female characters. :(
Another problem is that instead of envisioning the future, since it takes place in the year 2512, I kind on just seeing things that revert to the past. The only clue you have of the future is the modern-like objects that pop up every once in a while.
Making vampires into pirates is a very original idea, and this idea keeps you wanting more books in the series. Just read the series since it has start off in a very good way. :)
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Checked out from the library.
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