This time we are going to do things a bit differently. Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours, I got an ARC of this book and since I’m taking part of the book tour, I can also share with you a link to a giveaway by the author!
That is the only difference, really. The review itself is in the same format as I always use.
Over Raging Tides – Lady Pirates, Book 1
Themes & Genres: YA, Fantasy, pirates
The pirate crew of the Lady Luck lives by many rules, but chief among them is this: they do not allow men on board.
That’s a rule that quartermaster Grace Porter is willing to break when a shipwrecked young nobleman offers her information of an omniscient map, stolen from his warship by an enemy vessel. Until now, the map was only the stuff of legend… but with its help, Grace may finally be able to hunt down the Mordgris, the sea monsters who stole her mother away from her.
Unfortunately, some members of her crew have other plans…
To find the map and face the Mordgris, Grace will have to confront her past, put the Luck between warring nations, and uncover treachery aboard the ship. And ultimately, her revenge and the destruction of the Mordgris will come at a hefty price: the betrayal of her crew.
Grace promised them they wouldn’t regret this.
She just isn’t sure that she won’t.
What I think of the book:
This is one of those books I don’t have much to say about, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Sure, if I’d gone into crazed fan girl mode over it, I would be saying more, but more often than not, when my reviews are longer, it’s because I have things to complain about.
No major complaints here, therefore not much to say. Unless you want me gushing over the amazing cover. I don’t know who should be credited for it, but, man, do they deserve the credit!
Anyway, about the book.
Over Raging Tides is the first book in the Lady Pirates series and that makes me happy because it means there would be more of these novels.
While it didn’t send me in the above-mentioned crazed fan girl mode, it was a very enjoyable read, much more than I had expected. It’s been a while since I’ve read a Fantasy like this one and even longer since I’ve read anything that takes place on a ship. In fact, I had forgotten the terms used on a ship and had to pause to look them up. These times and the need to eat and sleep were the only reasons I put this book down. The first few pages didn’t leave much of an impression on me, but Over Raging Tides was a page-turner for me after that.
The characters were interesting, although morally dubious – perhaps because morally dubious, and it was a good mix of Adventure and Fantasy with some Action thrown into it.
I also enjoyed a little something extra that we got after each chapter: an entry from the ship’s articles, telling us what the rules on Lady Luck (the ship) were.
Who would I recommend this book to? If you’d like a realistic and not too graphic depiction of pirate life, and don’t want the story to be set in our world, check out Over Raging Tides.
My rating: (4.5 out of 5 waves)
Would I re-read this book? Probably.
Am I interested in other books by this author? Yes. As you’ve probably guessed from my review, I’d like to get my hands on the rest of the books in the Lady Pirates series.
Where can you buy the book?
- amazon.com (link takes you straight to the book)
Add Over Raging Tides to your Goodreads shelf (link takes you straight to the book)
You could win:
- a signed copy of Over Raging Tides
- an Over Raging Tides bookmark
- an Over Raging Tides compass keychain
- a copy of Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
- a signed Daughter of the Pirate King bookmark
- a signed copy of Air and Ash by Alex Lidell
*The giveaway is open only to residents of the US.
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