Book Reviews of Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates #1)

Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates #1)
Demons of the Ocean - Vampirates #1
Author: Justin Somper
ISBN-13: 9780316013734
ISBN-10: 0316013730
Publication Date: 10/4/2006
Pages: 336
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is really good. It has both Vampires and Pirates in it, and it really keeps you wanting more. When you start reading, you wonder what is going to happen to the twins as they had to escape the clutches of the town they lived in after their father dies. When they get out to sea on their fathers ship, a storm comes in and separates the two from another. One is rescued by Pirates; the other is rescued by the mysterious âVampiratesâ.

The adventure is just beginning there, with so much more to come. This story drags you into the world of Pirates and Vampires, combining the two in an amazing story about trust, love, and passion of the sea. It also show's you that you should never judge a book by its cover, and you should never judge someone/something from what others tell you. They could be wrong.

If you like Vampires, and Pirates, this is the book for you. It is worth the time to read.
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Reviewed by Karin Perry for TeensReadToo.com

Well shiver-me-timbers! Get ready to be washed away by this exciting, swashbuckling adventure. VAMPIRATES is the story of Connor and Grace Tempest, twins and children of the lighthouse keeper of Crescent Moon Bay on the East Coast of Australia in the year 2505. The story begins with the two young children getting out of bed in the middle of a violent thunderstorm. They wander up to the lamp room to watch the glory of the lightening and churning water with their father. In order to ease their mind, their father sings their favorite sea shanty.

"I'll tell you a tale of Vampirates

A tale as old as true.

Yea, I'll sing you a song of an ancient ship,

And its mighty fearsome crew."

The twins are finally coaxed back into bed after several verses of the eerie song and settle in for the night.

Seven years later, Connor and Grace's father dies, leaving them penniless and homeless. The kids aren't strangers to the stares and whispers that occur whenever they walk by because they've been dealing with it since the day they came to the lighthouse. They've always felt like outcasts, never quite fitting in.

People in town couldn't figure out why Connor was so much better at sports than the rest of the kids, even when he neglected practice for weeks. Grave provoked equal suspicion - from both teachers and classmates - with her unusual wide-ranging knowledge and strange notions about things far beyond her age and station in life. Since they knew they'd never feel at home in Crescent Moon Bay without their father, the twins decide to take off in their father's boat and take their chances at sea, rather than moving in with the cold, local banker or going to the orphanage.

Their first night on the ocean a huge storm crashed down on them, tearing their little boat apart. As hard as they tried, they couldn't stay together through the churning water. Thankfully, they are rescued and brought safely on board another vessel; however, not the same one. Connor is pulled aboard a pirate ship named the Diablo and Grace is rescued by the Vampirate ship. Desperate to find each other, they both plead with the captains to go back and search for the other. Both are told there isn't a chance the other would have survived. Neither lose hope and know they'll see each other again.

Connor sets about learning the ways of a pirate. He is assigned chores, makes friends, and receives sword fighting lessons. He participates in a raid on another ship and helps acquire booty for the crew. Grace, meanwhile, stays locked in her cabin, told not to even look out the window. She overhears weird conversations about feasts and witnesses strange things like candles that never extinguish, food that appears out of nowhere, and has the overwhelming need to sleep every time she eats or drinks anything. Grace has one person that she talks to named Lorcan, who has been sworn to protect her from the crew. At first, Grace doesn't understand the reason for the isolation. She doesn't realize that some members of the crew aren't happy with the captain's feeding schedule and wouldn't think twice about disobeying an order. She finds out the hard way when she slips out of the cabin and doesn't make it back before nightfall.

VAMPIRATES is told in alternating chapters from both Connor and Grace's point of view. The reader witnesses the growth in both twins as they are forced to make their way alone for the first time. Their devotion and loyalty to each other is touching and adds to the overall hopeful feeling in the book. Once you dive into this adventure you'll hate having to come up for air.

Keep your eyes peeled for the sequel, VAMPIRATES: TIDE OF TERROR coming out in June of 2007.
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Reviewed by Karin Perry for TeensReadToo.com

Well shiver-me-timbers! Get ready to be washed away by this exciting, swashbuckling adventure. VAMPIRATES is the story of Connor and Grace Tempest, twins and children of the lighthouse keeper of Crescent Moon Bay on the East Coast of Australia in the year 2505. The story begins with the two young children getting out of bed in the middle of a violent thunderstorm. They wander up to the lamp room to watch the glory of the lightening and churning water with their father. In order to ease their mind, their father sings their favorite sea shanty.

"I'll tell you a tale of Vampirates

A tale as old as true.

Yea, I'll sing you a song of an ancient ship,

And its mighty fearsome crew."

The twins are finally coaxed back into bed after several verses of the eerie song and settle in for the night.

Seven years later, Connor and Grace's father dies, leaving them penniless and homeless. The kids aren't strangers to the stares and whispers that occur whenever they walk by because they've been dealing with it since the day they came to the lighthouse. They've always felt like outcasts, never quite fitting in.

People in town couldn't figure out why Connor was so much better at sports than the rest of the kids, even when he neglected practice for weeks. Grave provoked equal suspicion - from both teachers and classmates - with her unusual wide-ranging knowledge and strange notions about things far beyond her age and station in life. Since they knew they'd never feel at home in Crescent Moon Bay without their father, the twins decide to take off in their father's boat and take their chances at sea, rather than moving in with the cold, local banker or going to the orphanage.

Their first night on the ocean a huge storm crashed down on them, tearing their little boat apart. As hard as they tried, they couldn't stay together through the churning water. Thankfully, they are rescued and brought safely on board another vessel; however, not the same one. Connor is pulled aboard a pirate ship named the Diablo and Grace is rescued by the Vampirate ship. Desperate to find each other, they both plead with the captains to go back and search for the other. Both are told there isn't a chance the other would have survived. Neither lose hope and know they'll see each other again.

Connor sets about learning the ways of a pirate. He is assigned chores, makes friends, and receives sword fighting lessons. He participates in a raid on another ship and helps acquire booty for the crew. Grace, meanwhile, stays locked in her cabin, told not to even look out the window. She overhears weird conversations about feasts and witnesses strange things like candles that never extinguish, food that appears out of nowhere, and has the overwhelming need to sleep every time she eats or drinks anything. Grace has one person that she talks to named Lorcan, who has been sworn to protect her from the crew. At first, Grace doesn't understand the reason for the isolation. She doesn't realize that some members of the crew aren't happy with the captain's feeding schedule and wouldn't think twice about disobeying an order. She finds out the hard way when she slips out of the cabin and doesn't make it back before nightfall.

VAMPIRATES is told in alternating chapters from both Connor and Grace's point of view. The reader witnesses the growth in both twins as they are forced to make their way alone for the first time. Their devotion and loyalty to each other is touching and adds to the overall hopeful feeling in the book. Once you dive into this adventure you'll hate having to come up for air.

Keep your eyes peeled for the sequel, VAMPIRATES: TIDE OF TERROR coming out in June of 2007.
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Where there is a sea there are pirates... and Vampirates as well! What a cool concept. Pirates and Vampires! Two subjects I love to read about.
This is the first book the the series and shows a promising start. It's about twins (brother and sister) named Conner and Grace. They live in a lighthouse with their father. They never knew who their mother was. When their dad passes away the are left in the hands of either the orphanage or the town banker. Neither would be a good choice so they decide to hit out to sea to find their own destiny. While out at sea they run into a storm. Both are tossed overboard. Conner is saved by a pirate ship while Grace is saved from a Vampirate ship. There the story takes off with us reading each sibling's own adventure. This was an enjoyable book and I look forward to reading the next in the series - The Tide of Terror.
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What happens when you cross bloodthirsty vampires with bloodthirsty pirates? You get VAMPIRATES! The first in a series featuring the paranormal pirates tells the tale of twins Grace and Connor who have been unceremoniously turned out of their lighthouse home when their father dies, leaving them penniless and alone in the world. Sailing away from would-be adoptive families, their father's sailboat is caught in a storm and the twins are thrown into the sea. Each is saved from certain death, with Connor aboard a pirate ship and Grace picked up by the mystical vampirates. Can Connor learn the ropes of pirating and convince the crew to help him save his sister before it's too late?
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This is an Awesome read- I hope there are more books in this series!