Dark Life

Dark Life

By Kat Falls

The oceans rose, swallowing the lowlands. Earthquakes shattered the continents, toppling entire regions into the rising water. Now, humans live packed into stack cities. The only ones with any space of their own are those who live on the ocean floor: the Dark Life.

Ty has spent his whole life living deep undersea. When outlaws attack his homestead, he finds himself in a fight to save the only home he has ever known. Joined by Gemma, a girl from Topside, Ty ventures into the frontier’s rough underworld and discovers some dark secrets to Dark Life. Secrets that threaten to destroy everything.

Bookdragon says: Wonderful YA read that all ages will enjoy. Examines what it’s like to be different from many angles and takes the reader through many exciting twists and turns. Great lessons and rich world building made this “dark” science fiction light up the page.





  • Rich World Building
  • Complex Characters
  • Teaches empathy and Compassion
  • Examines what it's like to be "different"
  • Great read for tweens
  • Exciting


  • Would have benefitted from a more diverse cast