August 20, 2018

#BookReview: Seafire (Seafire, #1) by Natalie C. Parker

Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Razorbill
Recommended Age: Young Adult
Genre: Pirates (Science Fiction)
About the Book:
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?

About the Author: 
Natalie C. Parker is the author of the Beware the Wild duology, the Seafire trilogy, and the editor of Three Sides of a Heart. She earned her BA in English literature from the University of Southern Mississippi and her MA in gender studies from the University of Cincinnati. She grew up in a Navy family finding home in coastal cities from Virginia to Japan. Now, she lives surprisingly far from any ocean on the Kansas prairie where she runs Madcap Retreats with her wife. She tweets @nataliecparker.


Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: This one started out a little weird. I thought I was getting a fantasy esk pirate book but what I found was one filled with tech. That bashed guys a lot. 

Do I Recommend this book? Maybe you might want to check the library for this one first. 

Notes and Opinions: This was one of those books where I thought I was getting one thing and ended up with another.  This one starts off strong with our main heroine losing her entire family.  But after that Before time, the story starts and is bogged down with so many visits to the past and large descriptions that just slow the story down.  The next thing was that this is not an old-timey story it has technology coming out of the woodwork and I wish I would have known that going in. It's fine that its there but this is so not a fantasy but more a slight historical science fiction.  The LGBT aspect of this one is in the background as well. 

For me, this one focused more on the descriptions and things in the past vs. the story at hand.  I wish more time would have been spent on this but for the world building as we pretty much do not get much of it.  I really tried to fall in love with this gang of girls and I might give this one another try down the line but for right now this one just really wasn't for me at all.  

So although I am sure some people will die hard love this one. I, unfortunately, was not one of those. 

Go Into This One Knowing: slow and a bit boring, light LGBT, cliffhanger, failed romance

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