77 Saturday

Seventy-Seven Saturday: The Vanishing Deep

March 7, 2020
  1. Pick up a Book (your current read, or the closest book to you, or your next read, etc)
  2. Turn to page 77(or 77% if you are on an e-reader)
  3. Find a Snippet, Sentence or Paragraph you like.
  4. Share it on your blog or Twitter or Instagram and link back to us (AusYABloggers) and use #77Saturday
Tha Vanishing Deep Book Cover
Tha Vanishing Deep Young Adult Fantasy Allen & Unwin Paperback 402

Seventeen-year-old Tempe was born into a world of water. When the Great Waves destroyed her planet, its people had to learn to survive living on the water, but the ruins of the cities below still called. Tempe dives daily, scavenging the ruins of a bygone era, searching for anything of value to trade for Notes. It isn’t food or clothing that she wants to buy, but her dead sister’s life. For a price, the research facility on the island of Palindromena will revive the dearly departed for twenty-four hours before returning them to death. It isn’t a heartfelt reunion that Tempe is after; she wants answers. Elysea died keeping a terrible secret, one that has ignited an unquenchable fury in Tempe: Her beloved sister was responsible for the death of their parents. Tempe wants to know why.

But once revived, Elysea has other plans. She doesn’t want to spend her last day in a cold room accounting for a crime she insists she didn’t commit. Elysea wants her freedom and one final glimpse at the life that was stolen from her. She persuades Tempe to break her out of the facility, and they embark on a dangerous journey to discover the truth about their parents’ death and mend their broken bond. But they’re pursued every step of the way by two Palindromena employees desperate to find them before Elysea’s time is up–and before the secret behind the revival process and the true cost of restored life is revealed.

Was now the right time to ask about Mum and Dad? Perhaps I only needed a few minutes of the twenty-four hours? Then why did the words feel like a dead fish on my tongue?

Page 77 Snippet — The Vanishing Deep.

It has been hard enough not to delve right into this book as soon as I got it. I’ve been resisting and then this happens, a glorious snippet like this. Now I want to drop everything I am reading and dive right into this. Meanwhile Four Dead Queens sobs from where it languishes on my TBR cart along with every other book I own.

Seventy-Seven Saturday is a weekly blog meme hosted by the Aussie YA Bloggers where every Saturday we share a snippet of a book from page 77.

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