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Steel Tide

(Seafire #2)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  2,047 ratings  ·  300 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
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published September 17th 2019 by Razorbill
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Drew's ambitious reading
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
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!
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Star Rating: —> 5 Stars

HOLY SH*T! This absolutely BLEW ME AWAY!!!!

Adah Udechukwu
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Steel Tide was 5 star awesome. There was action, action and more action. The novel was worth the wait.
Caidyn (he/him/his)
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Cindy ✩☽♔
Great cover models 😪
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So excited!!!
Ashlee » libraryinthecountry
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!
Sarah Henning
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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! ...more
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rachel Kathryn Wright
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
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
julia ♥
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
I absolutely loved the first book in this series, so my expectations were super high. While I enjoyed this book, it did feel pretty filler to me. A lot of it seemed like set-up for the next book, so this wasn't as fast paced.

A few new characters were introduced in this one, and while I liked them, once again, the characters in the first book are much closer to my heart. I can't stand the hinted at romance between Caledonia and Oran, I honestly shipped him and Pisces much more. I'm embarrassed t
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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
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
I took my sweet time reading this one because I wanted to soak up the badassness that is Caledonia. I was not disappointed.

Feb 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021
This was a good sophomore book. It was full of action with an unexpected twist at the end. Can’t wait to see how this story ends in the third book.
May 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is book #2 in the Seafire trilogy. I liked this one. I liked the first one too, but book #2 was non-stop action that kept me hooked as it rolled from one scene to the next. Caledonia, the MC, is the kind of character who is easy to root for as she kept rising and growing with each new hurdle in her way. The other characters, both friend and foe, were also assigned their detailed armor. It was all solidly done, painting a vivid picture.

I liked the world building. The landscape, the tone, the
Jessica Park Rhode
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
A definite solid sequel. I can’t wait for the third and final book!
Steff Fox
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love books like this; you know, the kind that improve drastically upon an already pretty brilliant first novel in a series, the ones that aren't what you expected and instead are even better. Steel Tide by Natalie C. Parker is like that for me. I wouldn't quite say that the series is perfection or scream that it's become one of my all-time favorites that I'll reread multiple times over the next year, but I will say that Parker did an excellent job with her follow up nov
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  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fantasy, sci-fi
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
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
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
Rachel (Royal_Reading_Company)
3.5 stars


One of my biggest pet peeves: When authors change the covers before the series is over. WHY?! Now I am going to have 2 books in the same series that look nothing alike. Consider me peeved. I'll still buy it and read it, but I'll be peeved the whole time. Yeah, I'm salty.
♠ TABI⁷ ♠
Mar 20, 2019 marked it as to-read
Heidi Rogers
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series. My favorite part (besides the badass pirate crew of rebel girls) is the way Parker portrays the complexities of friendship.
Aug 25, 2021 rated it liked it
Parker knows how to make a good, fun read. Points for great characters, but negative points for coincidences that get them out of tough situations
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pirates-ships
This sequel strengthened me. It's always comforting seeing people fight for a better world, especially when - bold, funny, cute, strong (the list goes on) - women are in charge. Stay steely!

— "She let her sadness, her anxiety become a slender core of steel extending from her crown to her toes. She let it hold her up instead of drag her down."
Jade Hall
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