Review: Over Raging Tides by Jennifer Ellision (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Over Raging Tides (Lady Pirates #1)

Author: Jennifer Ellision

Genre: YA Fantasy/Adventure

Publication Date: March 20, 2018

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley.

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.

Yeah, I know. Pirates are a new thing for me, something you wouldn’t usually expect me to go for. BUT. I started watching Black Sails on Hulu recently and had a sporadic attack of GIVE ME ALL THE PIRATE BOOKS. It’s because of this that I discovered that I actually really dig pirate books.

There was something about this author’s writing style that just flowed. This book was very easy to read for me, and it only took a few different sittings for me to devour. The story was compelling, the characters were complex, and you definitely got some good doses of good ol’ pirate action. I can’t compare this title to other popular pirate books, as this was my first, although I can say that I want to read this author’s other works now.

Over Raging Tides combines pirates, (really terrifying) sea monsters, and even a bit of romance, and it’s rounded out with easy to read writing and a pretty fast pace. I can see this being a pretty kick ass summer read. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.


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