Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan
Hi, I am Sarah. I am fourteen years old and an avid reader; it is one of my favorite things to do. Inspired by authors’ creations of magnificent places and surprising havens built by simple letters, I aspire to be an author and, meanwhile, nurture the love to write.
Ana Dakkar is finishing up her freshman year at Harding-Pencroft Academy, an elite marine school that produces the best naval officers, marine scientists, oceanographers, and undersea navigators in the world. And while it may sound hard, Ana can’t imagine life anywhere else. Her family has gone to HP for generations and, beyond that, Harding-Pencroft is her home. Ever since her parents died in an undersea accident, the school is all she and her brother, Dev, have left.
As Ana gears up for her end-of-year trials at sea, that home is stolen in a world-shattering tragedy. Ana learns that there’s more to the school than just its prestigious exterior—behind the facade brews a centuries-old cold war with another marine school, the Land Institute, harbored around a family secret that HP has been guarding for generations… a secret that might just trace back to a certain Nemo Dakkar, and his lost marine tech that lies somewhere in the depths.
As tensions reach a boiling point, her class embarks on a race against the Land Institute to reach the tech before it falls into the wrong hands. Ana must step up and put her leadership skills to the test in this epic about teamwork, adventure, and the ownership of a legacy.
Fast-paced, well-written, inclusive, and incredibly enjoyable, this book has it all: adventure, friendship, and brilliantly creative twists and turns. If you’re looking for quality fiction, Daughter of the Deep will leave you deeply satisfied right until the very end.