Review The Deep

Rabu, 18 Januari 2012




Dasar Laut - The Deep (Ingo #3)

by Helen Dunmore, Satya Utama Jadi (Illustrator)

Petualangan Sapphire dan kakaknya, Conor, di dunia bawah laut masih berlanjut. Banjir dahsyat telah menerjang batas-batas antara dunia manusia dan Ingo, dan sekarang, jauh di dasar laut sana, sesosok monster menggeliat bangun dari tidurnya. Menurut legenda bangsa Mer, hanya mereka yang berdarah campuran Mer dan manusia yang bisa menjinakkan monster ini. Sapphy harus kembali ke Dasar Laut, dengan bantuan ikan paus sahabatnya, untuk berhadapan dengan makhluk menakutkan itu. Tetapi Conor dan sahabat Mer-nya, Faro, tidak mau membiarkan Sapphy pergi tanpa mereka...

Gramedia Pustaka Utama 2010

Saya: kehidupan makhluk setengah manusia setengah mer (sappy n Connor Threwhella) kembali lagi ke rumah lama mreka yakni di Senara...membawa pengetahuan bahwa kehidupan di sekitar kita lebih dari apa yg kita lihat (bukan magic) tp kemajemukan (yg jarang manusia bisa terima)...

"masalah Mer yg gak dimengerti Sappy...Faro selalu penuh misteri seperti Ingo...lalu datang Morlader (Mer) dengan pesan yg jelas: ayo ke Ingo"

"Sapphy datang ke Rapat Besar. Ervys kita kita baik n bijak tapi kurang ajar. Dan tahulah Sapphy kalau dia dan kakakx hrs membantu Mer"

"Sapphy bertemu Saldowr yg ternyata lemah n sedang menyembuhkan lukanya...Faro seperti biasa yg mengajakx...tp ada bahaya besar di belakangx"

"kata Saldowr, Dasar Laut akn mengamuk n menghancurkan Ingo, smua akan hancur, makhluk itu suka makan anak2 Mer"

"sekarang Roger dan Jennie pergi ke Australia untuk berlibur. Connor n Sapphy tinggal, mereka memang ingin tinggal. Grany menjaga mreka."

Noname: Dimulai dengan keluarga Saphire yang kembali tinggal di Senara karena rumah mereka di St.Pirans hancur terkena banjir.

Saphire diundang hadir dalam pertemuan kaum Mer, membicarakan bangunnya Kraken sang monster yang bisa menghancurkan Ingo (dan dunia manusia).

Untuk menidurkan Kraken kembali, kaum Mer harus menyerahkan anak mereka, atau meminta orang berdarah campuran untuk melakukannya. Karena Saphire sudah pernah ke Dasar Laut, kaum Mer berharap dia bisa membantu mereka karena Mer tidak bisa pergi kesana. Dalam pertemuan kaum Mer juga, Saphire kenal dengan Ervys, Mer yang berniat menggeser kedudukan Shaldowr, dan menjadi pemimpin kaum Mer.

Jadi di buku ini ada cerita tentang petualangan Saphire bersama Conor dan Faro ke Dasar Laut, bertemu Kraken.
Loh kok Faro bisa ke Dasar Laut ? Dia kan Mer.. harusnya ga bisa.. haha ternyata Faro juga berdarah campuran, tapi kok bisa punya ekor ya.. *buat buku selanjutnya kaya'nya hiks*
Seperti biasa ceritanya ringan, enak dibaca, ga perlu pake mikir..bisa sambil mengkhayal dah.. :)

Dan sebelnya, kirain ini sudah tamat..
hah.. ternyata enggak... cape deey

Truly: *buku pembuka setelah terkena bencana tidak sempat baca* *kecepatan penuh......* Masih seputar urusan dunia manusia di tanah dan dunia mer di bawah laut.
Petualangan seorang gadis kecil, sepertinya lebih cocok ABG Sapphy serta kakak laki-lakinya Conor dan Faro sahabar dari dunia mer kian menegangkan. Urusan kali ini melibatkan sejenis monster laut.Dan hanya Sappy yang mampu menundukkannya, itu pun masih kata legenda sehingga harus dibuktikan kebenarannya.

Kalimat yang paling mengena dari buku ini adalah "Jangan pernah bilang takkan pernah....Tak ada yang tahu pasti apa yang akan terjadi" Coba covernya tetap berwarna biru..
kian suka

Uci: Ternyata buku ketiga yang paling seru dibandingkan dua buku sebelumnya, padahal memutuskan untuk tidak beli dan pinjam saja :D Kali ini Sapphire harus menghadapi monster paling mengerikan di Dasar Laut, dan saya suka penggambaran monsternya yang tidak sekadar bersosok mengerikan, tapi juga meneror secara psikologis...mirip-mirip monster tak berwujud di novel Sphere.

The Deep seharusnya menjadi novel terakhir dari trilogi Ingo, tapi sepertinya endingnya masih memberi ruang untuk cerita lanjutan ya..

Jennifer: Reviewed by Cat for TeensReadToo.com
New troubles loom for Saffy, her brother, Connor, and their friend, Faro. Not just because the Kraken - an ancient monster of the deep - has threatened to destroy Ingo unless the Mer give over their young. A new danger is rising, with aspiring leader Ervys gaining strength by encouraging prejudice against those who aren't full-blooded Mer.

Faro's mentor, Saldowr, believes the people of Ingo have another option in Saffy, who entered the deep and managed to survive - an impossible feat for all but a handful of the ocean's inhabitants. He presents Saffy with the monumental task of returning to fight and defeat the Kraken.

Despite the brewing tensions between Ingo and Air, Saffy and Connor agree to help, on the condition that they're allowed to see their father (who traded life as a human to become Mer) upon their return. Armed only with Granny Karne's rowan seeds and Saldowr's magical mirror, Saffy, Connor, and Faro embark on a perilous journey inside the mouth of a whale.

While it's easy enough to dive right into THE DEEP without reading the first two books in Helen Dunmore's INGO series, I highly recommend all of them. I was so eager to follow the events of Saffy's life and discover the source of her family's connection to the sea, I gobbled up these books in a matter of days.

THE DEEP is a page-flipping installment which takes the three main characters to the edge of an unknown world, forcing them to confront their deepest fears against a treacherous enemy

Stella: seri Ingo yang paling kusukai sejauh ini. suasana fantasinya lebih kental & petualangannya pun lebih menegangkan & seru dibanding buku 1 & 2. chemistry antara Sapphire & Faro semakin nyata muncul di permukaan. jadi makin suka dengan tokoh Faro & look forward for the forth book to read :)

Erin: The whole Ingo series is interesting but not something you HAVE to read. Although, if you like mermaids you will probably really enjoy this book.

Jess: I didn't realize when I started this book that it was the 3rd in a series. Oh well. It was a good enough read but not one I would recommend (maybe I would have liked it better had I read the other novels first).

Katie: This third book in the "Ingo" series seems to be wearing the story a bit thin. The whole 'Kraken' plot has been done with the "Emily Windsnap" series and with the monster being a shape-shifting being who feeds on negative emotions, it makes the characters seem disrespected and slightly degraded. How is the heroine supposed to stay strong if so many depressing life-altering situations have been thrown at her since the 1st book? The sub-plot with her missing father who left the family to supposedly persue a mermaid extra-marital affair, has thickened with Sapphire finally meeting her merman half-brother, but her father & mermaid step-mother she has only seen in visions. Her bargin for entering "the deep" to seek out the kraken, in exchange for freedom of choice for her father to leave Ingo, may be fruitless since he may not want to leave. Now her mother on land & her new beau have announced they will be moving to Austrailia and want to take Sapphire & her bother Connor along. They want to stay close to Ingo, but the mer-people have announced that their kind (which could also include Sapphire as an honorary member) must cross Ingo in a rite of passage ceremony. Could this involve crossing the East Austrailian Current, the strongest and bigest of it's kind? Hopefully the next book has the answers.

Alvi: After the wonderfully written Ingo and Tide Knot I was surprised to find that The Deep ended up being so clunky and slow. Not really much happens in the 320 pages and there's no sense of urgency, mystery or need to keep turning the page. Sapphire and her brother Conor are summoned back to the ocean when the Kraken (not the giant squid of common lore) threatens to wreak havoc upon the world when he wakes from his thousand year slumber. The kids sort him out rather easily towards the end of the second act, leaving the last third of the book to just ramble on about nothing in particular and sort of fizzle out instead of ending on a high note. Helen Dunmore could have DONE MORE to make this is as unputdownable as the first two. It should have been structured better and had a stronger storyline. I often guessed that she was just winging it with the slightest of plots and didn't really know how it was going to end up.