My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I recieved an e-arc of this through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
This was fun! It was exactly what I needed after The Oddling Prince. Quick, easy and engaging.
But let’s start from the beginning. This book is about Grace Porter, the quartermaster of the Lady Luck, a pirate ship that is housing only females. They have many rules and one of the most important ones is: No men are allowed on board.
But that changes when Grace saves two boys from the Mordgris, the sea monsters who also stole her mother away. And they might just help her get her revenge, but for what price?
So, the first thing that drew me to this was obviously the all-female pirate ship. Yes, please!
As I already mentioned, this was a lot of fun. I flew through the pages, which was honestly such a relief after me struggling with my previous read. This was quite predictable though. The main character Grace was interesting enough, but the others fell a bit flat.
Celia was pretty two-dimensional and I wasn’t at all surprised by what happened to her. Captain Ilene could become interesting, but she also wasn’t that fleshed out in this book. I liked Leo or honestly, I liked Leo’s and Grace’s conversations. There wasn’t a lot of info about him either. To be fair, the book is very short! Just shy of 240 pages.
The plot was nothing I haven’t seen before and I could already tell you most of what would happen right from the start. BUT I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading this.
This is the first book in a series (which I didn’t know prior to reading) and I think this series is perfect for binge reading all the books. I would have immediately started the sequel if it was already published. Since it is not, I fear I’ll lose my interest in continuing the series when it does come out. It wasn’t, after all, anything mindblowing or something that’ll stay in my head for a long while.
There is not much else to say about this. Don’t read it expecting anything groundbreaking, but if you are in need of a quick and easy read to take your mind off of things, this book might be for you.