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Steel Tide

(Seafire #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  1,253 ratings  ·  205 reviews
The second book in a heart-stopping trilogy that follows the captain of an all-female ship intent on taking down a vicious warlord's powerful fleet.

Caledonia may have lost her crew, but she's not done fighting yet. After nearly dying at the hand of a powerful foe, Caledonia is pulled from the sea and nursed back to health by a crew of former Bullets that call themselves Bl
Published September 17th 2019 by Razorbill
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Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I find this cover extremely disappointing. Not at all how I pictured Pisces who was described in the first book as black. I prefer covers that don’t have characters on them. I loved the cover of the first book. That being said I am super excited for the second installment.
SO GOOD! I didn't expect that twist coming. A character I liked died I won't say who cause of spoilers but man. Didn't see it coming!
Now I have to wait untill November for the third and final book in this trilogy and with that cliffhanger I will deftinly finish this sereies this year.
1) Seafire 3/5 stars
2) Steel tide 4/5 stars
Narrator of audiobook was: Rebecca solar!(:
Chelsies Reading Escape
Captain Caledonia Stix cares deeply for each member of her crew and wishes she could protect all of them, but with her crew growing in numbers and what seems like an inevitable fight coming there way keeping them all safe might not be possible. She chose revenge over her crew once, but shes slowly learning to share her desire to fight with her crew and trust them to have her back no matter what she decides. I loved Caledonia relationship with her second in command Pisces and how they handle disa ...more
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I could not put this book down and just read the last 300 pages! This was even better than the first book. It has everything I love: pirates, strong women, friendship, sibling love, adventure, romance, and more! Caledonia is such a complex, amazing character and I cannot wait where the final book will take us! I want it right now!
Ashlee » Library In The Country
This was even better than Seafire! The action is relentless and the pacing is fantastic. I had some feelings about how this might end and was totally on point. I’m ready for the next one!
Adah Udechukwu
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Steel Tide was 5 star awesome. There was action, action and more action. The novel was worth the wait.
Cindy ✩☽♔
Jan 31, 2019 marked it as to-read
Great cover models 😪
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So excited!!!
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Caidyn (NO LONGER ACTIVE; he/him/his)
1. Seafire - 4/5

CW: drug use (past and present), forced drug use (past), death, murder, and general scenes of violence

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I enjoyed it! It was definitely a wild ride that I was a part of.

The book picks up where the first left off. Caledonia is, as usual, in quite a fix. She's lost everything and isn't where she wants to be. But, just like with the first book, a lot of time is spent battling stereotypes. I know my biggest thing with the first book was
Rachel Kathryn Wright
I liked the first book in the series because of the main characters interactions with the side characters, and this one did not have the same feel or connection. The new side characters took a while for me to like and connect with. But once the original side characters came back things got better especially with the new characters. And this book had a very sad character death that I was not ready for because I fell in love with her character. Also, in the last book we got mentions of Donnally, C ...more
Sarah Henning
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good God, that was literally the best second-of-three book I've ever read. The pace is unrelenting, the stakes are ridiculous, and the ending is amazing. This is the perfect continuation to Seafire and I loved every second of it!
julia ♥
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tbr-arcs, tbr-fantasy
When I read Seafire last year, I couldn't wait to pick up the sequel. Steel Tide, then, does not disappoint in any way. It's action-packed, full of strong female characters, and such a fresh take on the pirate genre. Slow-paced sequels are a turn-off for me, and Steel Tide doesn't suffer from this problem at all. It's packed from start to finish, and features a lot of great character development. I loved this book, the newer characters, but also the older ones, and I can't wait to see how Parker ...more
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*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0


Steel Tide is the second installment in author Natalie C. Parker's Seafire trilogy. Steel Tide opens almost immediately where Seafire ended. Caledonia Styx threw herself overboard after being impaled on a Bullet Ship’s spire by Fiveson Lir who has been playing a long game against Caledonia for years. Caledonia is helped back to health by former Bullets, now known as Blades. They claim to have escaped from Aric's hold somehow and
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fans of the first book won't be disappointed. This book does NOT suffer from second book syndrome. It starts in a different place, with new characters, but that doesn't slow down the pace. Eventually we are reunited with the old crew and there is so much action in this book! My word! And though parts of it feel, not repetitive necessarily, but reflective of the first book, it really stands on it's own. And after the ending (which I literally had to check to make sure that was it because I was li ...more
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Jessica Park
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read this in one go...accidentally.
Natalie Parker still has: lady pirates, good plot motivation, characters with different abilities and sexualities and weaknesses

I felt like this was a really good blunt instrument; a sledgehammer that does everything you want it to.

Celia McMahon
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A definite solid sequel. I can’t wait for the third and final book!
kav (xreadingsolacex)
I somehow accidentally spent the last day reading this novel. I had a weird in-between day before I had to start the next book on my October TBR, so I decided to start this one, and I was immediately hooked.

Steel Tide by Natalie C. Parker is the follow-up to Seafire, and it is a stunning sequel.

Just like in the first novel, Caledonia is an exquisite narrator. Her character development is just so well-done - she is such a well-rounded character who exudes such power, but who also deals with sever
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, ya-fantasy
Let's start with what I hated; that cover sucks! I loved the beauty that was Seafire cover and looks like they redid that too... why?

I was afraid it wasn't going to live up to Seafire, as the girls were split apart, but thankfully Caledonia wasn't a character dependent on her crew for her personality. I liked the addition of new characters. I have to admit that I didn't see (view spoiler) coming at all. Learned a lot more about the background of O
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I admit that I had a tough time with Seafire. I enjoyed a lot of it, but had issues also with quite a bit of it. The second was a revelation. Steel Tide takes off right where Seafire leaves off, and the MC has done a great bit of growing. A new cast of characters joins. Our MC has to make some really tough decisions but she has grown to understand the meaning of true teamwork and who to trust in her life. I found myself sobbing through a great bit of it. This book is incredibly good and has no s ...more
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first book isn’t even out and I’m already excited for this series!! Hopefully this goes big!!
Heidi Rogers
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. My favorite part (besides the badass pirate crew of rebel girls) is the way Parker portrays the complexities of friendship.
Madeline (butchiebooking)
Seafire - 84%
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R.K. Cowles
3 1/4 stars a goodreads giveaway. It had its moments. A good adventure story, although not a classic.
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

I remember finishing Seafire and needing more. And today my wishes were answered. I love the high stakes, the dangerous seas and pursuit of revenge. If you like books with heroines who are feisty and dangerous, captains who question their decisions, and family then Steel Tide is perfect for you. It's such a glorious feeling to be back in a book world you left. It makes me wonder h
I REALLY enjoyed this follow-up -- some aspects more than Seafire and some less. (Things that were better: unlikely alliances! New friends! New lore! Caledonia's understanding of the world expanding! Caledonia confirmed bi/pan/queer of some variety! M/m! Oran backstory! Things that were worse: fewer ladies! Terrible shit from Oran's past! Sadness wrt Donnally! Mistrust and a lack of connection amidst everyone! Tension between Caledonia and Pisces!) It's as engaging and fun and delightful as the ...more
Phil Gerkin
So I read YA fantasy/sci-fi. This is a continuance of the Seafire trilogy (though I can't find the third). As a teen work it is predicable in plot and character, but its setting is clever and the author's imagination is satisfying. I have been a way from Young Readers for a long time, but I suspect middle school readers would find these works fun. Strong female characters set in a dystopian future do what they can to overcome adverse circumstances. I will read the third if it isn't too long in p ...more
Meagan Mcgraw
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tishea Calkins
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would give Steel Tide 4.5 stars! And the half of Star is only because the first idk 100-200 pages are sooooooo slow. But once it picked up oh my lord it was so amazing! Even tho I still don’t trust Oran 100% I love the crew! And captain Caledonia is such a strong female leader. Stay steely everyone until book 3 lol
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