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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  6,501 ratings  ·  1,455 reviews
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 tak ...more
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by Razorbill
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Genny Jane Very little, but to be honest it kinda felt forced so I would take the small romance, that only happened toward the end of the book, with a grain of s…moreVery little, but to be honest it kinda felt forced so I would take the small romance, that only happened toward the end of the book, with a grain of salt. I love romance books, but I also liked that this book was much better without it. (less)

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Cristina Monica
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the feminist pirate story that I’ve been waiting for all my life, with badass women who promote sisterhood and fight with each and every muscle of their bodies!

Do you even know how hard it is to find a good pirate story without ridiculousness, misogynistic pirates who think of women as property and bad pirate jokes?

It’s hard, man, it’s really hard. There’s The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue that a lot of people seem to love, I guess, but personally the male hero rubbed me the wron
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it

ARC provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review.

“Never underestimate the girls of this world”

And the award for best prologue of 2018 goes to Seafire! Seriously this prologue was beyond words amazing. It not only made me feel every single emotion under the sun, but it had me on the edge of my seat for the entire twenty pages. Perfection, seriously perfection. And such a wonderful way to start this amazing story!

I hate comparing books, especially two new releases, but Seafire
Aug 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
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DNF @33%
Actual Rating: 1.5 stars

“Never underestimate the girls of this world.”

🌟 Currently there are only 6 people who rated this 1 star and I am one of those people! I feel bad about it but I just can’t. I gave this many chances and I decided finally that it is just not for me.

🌟 The day this book was released I was excited for it but then I wasn’t in the mood to read it so I finished Mirage and City of Ghosts and a co
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
Is 2018 going to be the year of pirate books? Because you would not hear me complaining nope not me no way
Aug 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
"Never underestimate the girls of this world."

I mean, it is a girls-only pirate ship. The level of badassery is sky-high. Of course, I wanted to read it.

Seafire was a thrilling and highly suspenseful novel. The sea is ruled by Aric Athair, a ruthless man who takes children from their families, drugs them with Silt in order to make them compliant, and kills everyone who stands in his way. This is how Caledonia Styx lost her family. Four years later, she is the captain of a crew of brave and loyal
Sep 28, 2018 marked it as to-read
pirates? It's a yes from me.
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy
4 1/2

I really enjoyed this! More so than I thought I would, honestly!!
It has awesome, female pirates who root for each other and not tear each other down!
I thought the plot moved along nicely as well. The only thing I didn't love was the romance, I thought this book could have gone completely without it.
Overall would def. recommend this book!
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Something that not everyone may know is that I have a huge pirate fetish, always have and always will. When seeing Seafire by Natalie C. Parker the first time I knew this was a must read, a whole trilogy of bad@ss female pirates?? I couldn’t get a copy fast enough and thankfully I did because wow, this was amazing!

They story begins a few years in the past as Caledonia Styx and her friend are sent by Caledonia’s mother to shore to search for food on what they believe is a deserted island. Caledon
julianna ➹
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who love the sea!!!
Recommended to julianna ➹ by: bookcon
Honestly, the only disappointing part of this book was the fact that I expected so much more gayness. (There is a sapphic side couple, though!) And I love it. (I thought this would be a sapphic pirate book though.) Also look at me finally writing a review on Goodreads!! Is this a milestone or what

Anyways, this book is set in a world where this guy, Aric, runs entire fleets of men called Bullets and also fleets of women but I forgot what they are called, so anyways he controls them by drugging th
“remember when they call you girl, they’re trying to tell you something. they’re trying to tell you that they’re more than you, that the body you’re in makes you less. but you know, and i know, that you’re exactly what you need to be.”

yeah, no. i wanted to love this, i really did. i was totally on board for female pirates who empower fellow females, but that was the only aspect of the story that i have enjoyed. the portrayal of sisterhood was truly great, but every other thing was so incredibl
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

**ARC provided by Penguin Teen and Razorbill for my honest review!**

(PS, took the coding from my blog since I posted there first and that's why it looks so much different than usual)

“Take your ship, take your crew, and prove to that man that he has not quelled all of us. Prove that there is a fire on these seas he cannot contain.”

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So vivid in detail, you can practically taste the salt from the sea. So engrossing, it’s as if you can feel the wind in your

Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
"Remember, when they call you girl, they're trying to tell you something. They're trying to tell you that they're more than you, that the body you're in makes you less. But you know, and I know, that you're exactly what you need to be."


Seafire is a feminist read at its core. More than anything, I think this book aims to empower women. It's a riveting story about an all-girl pirate crew, who strengthen each other, and work together towar
Aug 23, 2018 rated it liked it
actual rating 3.5 stars

I am very picky when it comes to pirate books but I think overall I enjoyed this. It checked off a lot of things I love in books
✔️all-female crew
✔️found families
✔️seeking revenge
✔️strong friendships

It wasn't romance heavy which I liked for a change. It was more focused on the sisterhood between the crew. I do wish this book had been more gay. I went into it being told it is about sapphic pirates and......not really. There are hints that two of the side characters are toget
Candace Robinson
Writing is great, but I think pirate books just aren’t my thing. I haven’t found one I truly like yet. But there are some pirate movies out there I love! Also I know a lot of people like the girl power of the ship, but I actually wish there was a combo of women and men together, equally. I know a lot of people out there are going to love this one!
Cindy ✩☽♔
Rating ~4.5

“Never underestimate the girls of this world.”

It’s been a long time since I liked a book enough to finish it in a day. But well, here we are!
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The book starts off with a prologue that really sets the tone.

It is a tale of family, friendship, loyalty, betrayal and the importance of trust. Trust in others and trust in yourself.

The Main Cast:
Caledonia: Captain of the ship, Caledonia is a girl with something to prove. She harbors a deep hatred for Bullets, due moment of weakness wi
may ➹
I’ve known for months now that there weren’t going to be that many gay pirates but........still disappointed tbh

but good book!! so fiercely feminist and focused on sisterhood and features the found family trope (my favorite ever) and I really enjoyed it!!! even without the gay pirates!!!
Nicki Chapelway
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
This was not the swashbuckling tale that I was looking for.

Oi, I have so many problems with this book. The first of which is how utterly boring it is. I had to skim it, and I don't mean read the first and last sentences of paragraphs like most people do while they skim, I mean I would read a sentence or two in the middle of a page and if it didn't seem interesting I would move onto the next page and only read the stuff that seemed interesting.

Not to worry, most of the book was fluffy description
Yusra  ✨
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
*deep breath*
good book, right? I mean, I gave it four stars. can’t be that bad. frankly I read this a week ago and all I remember is what I was pissed off about so here goes.

beware: spoilers ahead

what in the world was the romance.
no, seriously?? SERIOUSLY??????
it’s just… sometimes instalove is horrible, and I get over it.
you know when I can’t get over it?
when there is a character just standing there, literally one of the most important secondary characters and you just…. act like th
Beatrice in Bookland
Sep 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
"Never underestimate the girls of this world."

and never underestimate how much an anticipated book can disappoint you
Amy Risner
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by Penguin/Razorbill in exchange for an honest review

Once I heard about a book with an entire female pirate crew, I was immediately intrigued. And it totally surprised me — in a good way! Seafire was filled with such a good mix of action, sisterhood, and lovable characters. I really can’t wait to see where this series goes!

Seafire truly opens with a bang. I won’t get into the details but it was the perfect way to set the story in motion. Caledonia Styx is left to deal with the after
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it
like: the all-girl crew and their whimsical adventures

dislike: UHHHHH CAN I UHHH GET SOME DEVELOPMENT FOR THT ROMANCE OR WTEVR?? she literally hated him for 90% of the book. she basically mistrusted him at every turn. was she even particularly fond of him? not really. and then suddenly they’re making out at the end. okay. hetero shit ruins everything in a story.

also thanks for those unnecessary deaths.
Noha Badawi
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Pirates lovers, all the girls and women out there.
My mind is utterly blown
This advance copy has been sitting on my shelves for 3 months now and I was a bit hesitant to pick it up.
But I swear from the very first sentence I was hooked, jumped on board this thrilling , pirates filled adventure and I never wanted to abandon ship.

This is a story you do not expect to enjoy but end up really really loving.

I’d like to Thank Penguin Random House international for my free advance reader copy. Also, thank you for including me in this awesome blog tour
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I'm officially giving up on this at 18%. It's not holding my interest. Pirate book sounded awesome, but bored just isn't for me. I'm leaving a non-review so I will remember in case it comes up again in the future.

Also, reading slumps suck.

It's $2.99 (again) on US Kindle, September 22, 2019.

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Failed Buddy Read with the MacHalos.
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
“On the back of the sea, who do we trust? Our Sisters. When our ship falters, who do we trust? Our sisters. In a storms of Bullets, who do we trust? Our sisters! We fight together! Or not at all!

Found families, pirates, and an all female crew. What is not to love about this intense and captivating story about survival and vengeance. Seafire follows Caledonia Styx, the captain of the Mors Navis , an all female crew on constant run from the warlord, Aric Athair, who has made each of th
Lilly (Lair Of Books)
ARC sent by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Buddy Read: Melanie & Amy



“Loss is inevitable. Some losses will be harder than others. So remember this: Never risk more than you’re willing to lose”

I have a fascination of all things Pirates & reading all of the YA pirate themed books this past year has been quite the fun adventure, none as pulse pounding as SEAFIRE though! We are introduced to a world with a villain by the name of Adric
Lea (drumsofautumn)
DNF at 145 pages 😭 This is breaking my heart but if I'm still THINKING about DNFing a book a third into it, that is normally a really good sign that I should just do it.
I put this down for a couple of days because I was bored by it and didn't have any urge whatsoever to pick it up again. On the contrary, the longer I left it, the more I realized how much I truly wasn't interested in it.

I thought it was super slow, I couldn't really get into the world, I didn't like or connect to ANY of the chara
this was everything Zenith wanted to be and more

review won't come until December
Ashlee » Library In The Country
Review copy provided by the publisher via Penguin’s First to Read

Seafire was absolutely riveting and is the pirate sisterhood story I’ve been wanting! This is a fascinating first novel in a series with a strong world and nicely fleshed out characters to accompany it.

Caledonia Styx has lived a life on the sea. And with that life comes rules to help protect you and yours from a brutal warlord that never stops taking. Cala knows the rules and has never broken them, until the night comes that she do
Cait (Caitsbooks)
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
* I received an ARC at BookExpo 2018, all quotes included here may not reflect the finished edition *
Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Seafire is a thrilling, epic adventure with badass female pirates set on revenge.

“Take your ship, take your crew, and prove to that man that he has not quelled all of us. Prove that there is a fire on these seas that he cannot contain.”
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Jaye Berry
Sep 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018, ya, fantasy
This book was a mess and it wasn't my kind of mess.

After her family is killed by an evil warlord, Caledonia Styx is left to captain her own ship among these dangerous seas. With her crew of girls and women who lost their families just like her, Caledonia leads them on a mission to ruin the warlord Aric's ships, one at a time. When Caledonia's best friend almost loses her life and gets saved by one of the warlord's men looking to defect, Caledonia struggles with the decision to let him join the c
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