Hello, and welcome to March! I’d like to say a big thank you to Ellie for adding me as a co contributor to the #LoveOzYAbookclub. My name is Emmaly and I’m from the Latrobe Valley in Victoria. I live on a small farm with my husband, two young adult kids and our pet alpacas, horses and dogs. I’ve been a mad YA reader for many years and one of my main hobbies is collecting signed books. You can find me on twitter @MissEmmG or insta @emmalyg
I am very excited to introduce our March bookclub read THE VANISHING DEEP by Astrid Scholte.
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.
Astrid Scholtelives in Melbourne and has spent the last ten years working in oil, animation and television as both an artist and manager. The Vanishing Deep is her second Novel. Her first novel is Four Dead Queens.
The Vanishing Deep is out Tuesday 3rd March and you can preorder now on Boomerang books and use our free shipping code ‘loveoz’. Please join us at #LoveOzYAbookclub on FB to comment and share about this great book all month.