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The Abyss Surrounds Us

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Futuristic pirates and sea monsters offer high-seas thrills.

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An unusual premise and a distinctive setting distinguish this high-seas adventure full of futuristic pirates and genetically engineered sea monsters. THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US might have an awkward title, but debut novelist Emily Skrutskie is mostly sure-footed as she finds a new wrinkle on the old dragon-training clichés. The characters are edgy without being unbelievable, and Cas's developing relationship with Swift proves intriguingly complex. There's a vicious twist in the tale, though, which will propel fans of sci-fi adventure to the next volume of this promising saga.

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