Book Review: Seafire ARC by Natalie C. Parker (Spoiler Free)


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“Seafire follows the captain of an all-female ship intent on taking down a vicious warlord’s powerful fleet.”

Book Review: Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (Spoiler Free)

Published by Razorbill, Penguin Teen

Release Date: August 28, 2018

YA Fantasy, 374 pages

I got this book from Penguin teen at Yallwest this year, and I am so excited for this trilogy!

Seafire is described as Mad Max on the sea with pirates, and I couldn’t agree more. I was in love with the ship Mors Navis and it’s completely functional all girls crew right from the start.

The Captain, Caledonia is my favorite character in this novel. Not because she knows everything and is their leader, but because she has her flaws and knows it. She always puts her crew first and is the definition of a fierce female.

The plot was well constructed, and was fast paced with interesting dialogue between action scenes. I loved the writing and how things should be going so bad for Caledonia, but she catches a break right at the last second and survives. Her character development was complex, as she’s mainly motivated by revenge, and that ending scene! I’m excited to read the next book, and I’m sure there’s more development to come for Caledonia.

The antagonists, and the concept of the Fivesons of Aric’s army was perfect. I can’t wait to see where this goes! Her past is going to haunt her, and the end of this novel is such a cliff-hanger, I need the next books now!

As well, the cover of this novel is so beautiful, I can’t wait until I can buy the whole series in hardcover copies because I love this book and story so much. And I never buy duplicate copies.


Goodreads description:

After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women just like her, whose lives have been turned upside down by Aric and his men. The crew has one misson: stay alive, and take down Aric’s armed and armored fleet.

But when Caledonia’s best friend and second-in-command just barely survives an attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect, Caledonia finds herself questioning whether or not to let him join their crew. Is this boy the key to taking down Aric Athair once and for all…or will he threaten everything the women of the Mors Navis have worked for?

I can’t recommend this book enough, and I overall rated it 5/5 stars!

Thanks for reading! This is definitely one to look out for at the end of the month!

Mara x


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