Author: Natalie C Parker.
Page count: 374.
Release day: August 28th 2018.
Genre: YA, fantasy, pirates.
Rating: 4 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
After her family is killed by corrupt
warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is
left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her
ship, the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women just like her,
who have lost their families and homes because of Aric and his men. The crew
has one mission: stay alive, and take down Aric’s armed and armored fleet.
But when Caledonia’s best friend and second-in-command barely survives an attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect, Caledonia finds herself questioning whether to let him join their crew. Is this boy the key to taking down Aric Athair once and for all . . . or will he threaten everything the women of the Mors Navis have worked for?
At first I was doubting to pick this up. But the all-female pirate crew convinced me. And I’m so happy I picked this up, I loved it way more then that I had expected!
This story drew me in right from the start! Something happens, and you immediately want to know more, why does this happen, who are these people, what will she do about it. And that is exactly what we get!
I really liked the pacing of this book, we keep getting action, but with just enough time to breath in between! Only around 70% of this book did it slow down a bit, but that was right before the big action scene! So that was fine by me haha!
I loved the direction the story took, I did not see that coming from the beginning, but it makes total sense. And after the ending I really need the sequel! Because I cannot wait to find out how they are going to figure this ‘problem’ out!
I really liked the main character, she was really strong, but did show emotions, which is always good. At some point something comes along the way which is personal for her, but she is willing to give it up for the safety of her crew. I loved that! A non-selfish main character. Of course they do end up doing it, because her crew convinces her that they want to do it!
One part that I did not like was the romance. In this book it was not that much present, but it was very unnecessary! And I’m pretty sure it will come back in the sequel.
But please pick this up, it is great! I definitely recommend the audioook!