Feature Book of the Week Dark Life by Kat Falls

Tuesday, November 27, 2012



FEATURED BOOK OF THE WEEK


Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I apologize for being absent the last two weeks, but the Feature Book of the Week is up and running once again. Keep you comments coming.


A thrilling futuristic adventure set deep undersea, Dark Life follows the settlers of the world's first subsea settlement as they defend their homesteads against a brazen band of outlaws.

Set in an apocalyptic future where rising oceans have swallowed up entire regions and people live packed like sardines on the dry land left, DARK LIFE is the harrowing tale of underwater pioneers who have carved out a life for themselves in the harsh deep-sea environment, farming the seafloor in exchange for the land deed.

The story follows Ty, who has lived his whole life on his family's homestead and has dreams of claiming his own stake when he turns eighteen. But when outlaws' attacks on government supply ships and settlements.



Kat Falls lives in Evanston, Illinois with her husband, theater director Robert Falls, their three children and a whole slew of pets. She grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an undergrad and went on to receive an MFA in screenwriting from Northwestern University.
Kat came up with the idea for her debut novel, Dark Life (Scholastic Press, May 2010), during a writing exercise. Knowing that her 11-year-old son loved reading about the ocean, Wild West pioneers and, of course, the X-Men, she combined his interests and created a story premise that kept her up nights plotting and world-building.
Today, Dark Life has deals in eighteen international markets and is in development at Disney with the Gotham Group producing. Named an ABC New Voices pick for outstanding debuts of 2010, Dark Life was featured on The Today Show in July 2010 when it was selected by Al Roker for “Al’s Book Club for Kids.”  Dark Life has been nominated for eight state book awards and in 2011, Kat was awarded a Juvenile Literary Award by The Friends of American Writers’.
The sequel, Rip Tide, was released by Scholastic Press in August, 2011. Each book has been designated as “A Junior Library Guild Selection.”
Currently, Kat is working on a YA scifi-adventure trilogy, Inhuman, acquired by Scholastic Press for publication beginning in Spring 2013.(retrieved from author's website).


Unfortunately,  Kat Falls did not respond to emails, asking her to participate in our Feature Book of the Week.

Dont't forget that the Question of the week will be starting in January.

43 Delicious Comments:

PG12344 said...

This book was a strange book.


Shantel Lagard @ Hazelwood Northwest Middle School

Rockwood South Middle School said...

I love how people can easily live under water without dying because of lack of air. I also liked how the under water pioneer's skin glowed when they ate that special kind of fish.
Rockwood South Middle School

Anonymous said...

Loved it!!!!! the way his skin was described was epic.


Tommy from Northwest middle school

Anonymous said...

Such a good book! Most people think it's boring, but I think it's amazing!


~Hazelwood West Middle School

Anonymous said...

Love Gemma! She is sooo cool.
Hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

devin gibson. it is the best book so far.

Anonymous said...

This....is....Awesome!I just started and its pretty good.

Anonymous said...

Sure it was slow, but it was interesting!

Hazelwood West Middle School

Anonymous said...

Devin Gibson.It is the best book by far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!By Devin Gibson from Hazelwood West Middle School

Anonymous said...

This......is......AWESOME!I just started and its pretty good.







-Hazelwood West Middle School

Anonymous said...

I didn't think I would like this book.... Oh I was defiantly wrong!! I loved this book :D

Hazelwood North Middle

Anonymous said...

That was a really great book! I loved how they were able to live underwater as well.
North West Middle School

Anonymous said...

nice book!
Hazelwood West Middle School

Anonymous said...

loved it!
Hazelwood West Middle School

Anonymous said...

this was the best book so far
Hazelwood West Middle School

Anonymous said...

LOOOOOOOVVVEE IT! :)
Hazelwood West Middle School

Anonymous said...

This was an amazing book and I can't wait to started on the second! ^^
Hazelwood West Middle School

Anonymous said...

We all knew Ty was falling for Gemma from the start...
Hazelwood North Middle

Anonymous said...

looove this book
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

such a good book
Hazelwood West Middle

Anonymous said...

this book is awesome!!
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

i cant believe it
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

i wish i could live underwater
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

gemma was cool
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

first book i read, and glad
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

great plot line
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

great book in general
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

i see why its a book batle and a truman
jazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

i looove gemmas charecter
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

<3 this book sooooooo much
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

this book is great!!!
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

i absalotly lov dis book i culdnt stop readin it
hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

BEST BOOK EVA
HAZELWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL

Anonymous said...

OMG CANT STOP EVEN IF I WANED 2
HAZELWOOD WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL

HAZELWOOD WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL said...

I ABALUTLY LOVE DIS BOOK I READ IT 5 TIMEZ
HAZELWOOD WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL

HAZELWOOD WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL said...

omg could not belive it

Anonymous said...

HWMS.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
IT WAS AWESOME
HAZELWOOD WEST

Anonymous said...

BOOK WAS AWESOME
HAZELWOD WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL

Anonymous said...

I love this book!!! when I get a chance, I'll read the second book, I bet its just as good as the 1st

Anonymous said...

i wish i could live under water and have a dark gift!!! <3 it!!! 8D

Anonymous said...

i enjoyed this book!

~west middle school

Anonymous said...

I LIKE DARK LIFE :D

~hazelwood west middle

Anonymous said...

North Middle-
Kinda like this game Bioshock

 
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