I have mixed feelings about this book. It’s good, and I will probably read the sequel. However, I had some issues with the plot and the characters that made it difficult for me to fully engage with the characters and storyline. Caledonia is a difficult character to support. She holds this secret that’s hard to connect with, and it comes down to her not being honest which is not my favorite kind of plotline.
I do love the concept of vengeful women coming together to fight a terrible dictator. I love their camaraderie and how they each play such an important part in making sure the ship sails. I also thought the mysterious guy who they take aboard added a lot of depth to the story. I enjoyed getting to know how and seeing how he interacted with the other characters. However, the romance there was pretty weak and unfounded in my opinion. I wish there would have been more of a build-up in order to get where it ended up. I don’t know if this book even needed romance, for a long time it felt like it there wasn’t going to be any, and then all of a sudden it was there as an afterthought.
I didn’t dislike this book. It was a great world, great concept, and some wonderful girl characters. There was a large scale of different personalities that girls and women got to have; it was great to see stereotypes broken in this book. I think the book is worth a try just to explore the world and the ship of badass pirate women. I don’t think there’s anything else out there quite like this book.
Have you read this book? What did you think? I’d love to know if you agree or disagree with my review!