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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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“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.”
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
"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."
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SEAFIRE
🌊 AN EPIC SHOW OF GIRL POWER!
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
“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!
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 ...more
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!!!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
Also, reading slumps suck.
It's $2.99 (again) on US Kindle, September 22, 2019.
It's $2.99 on US Kindle, November 23, 2018
“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 ...more
Buddy Read: Melanie & Amy
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“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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
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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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 ...more