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Follows Caledonia Styx, captain of her own ship, the Mors Navis, and its all-female crew as they strive to defeat the powerful fleet of Aric Athair, the vicious warlord who has taken their homes and families.
Publisher: [New York] : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]
ISBN: 9780451478801
Branch Call Number: FICTION (TEEN) Parker, Natalie C
Characteristics: 374 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Sea fire


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sarahbru17 Sep 19, 2018

Characters: 10/10
Plot: 10/10
Writing: 10/10
Wow. This book was stellar. It wasn't an "easy" read in that I could just skim through it; I wanted to absorb every word, so I read it at a slower pace than I do other books. Even so, the dynamic and unpredictable plot pulled me through by the front of my shirt. The characters were just... people. Real, complex, nonsensical people, who each had their own personalities fully developed, and their own goals and motivations that made perfect sense. I loved the crew of the <i>Mors Navis</i>, and I was greatly upset by the character deaths that happened. The relationships felt very authentic.
The one aspect I didn't like was the plotline of Caledonia's relationship with the Bullet. It made sense for 75% of the book, but then something happened between them toward the end that just didn't seem in character for either of them. We'll see if it gets straightened out in the sequel.
I can't wait for Book 2!

Aug 19, 2018

With this as a fantasy story, I was trying to decide when it possibly would have happened in our timeline of life. Caledonia Styx is a young woman who is the captain of her own ship the Mors Navis with a crew of only girls and women. They are trying to stay alive and away from Aric Athair and his fleet called Bullets. The boys are taken from their families and given a drug called Silt to keep them in line and keep them loyal. Aric seems to rule the seas. The Mors Navis is equipped with electronics that are more advanced than what we have. This book is filled with strong female characters.

The book starts with Caledonia and her best friend are on an island getting supplies. They see their entire families killed by a bullet ship because Caledonia didn’t kill a bullet she encountered on the island. So now she is carrying that guild around and is trying to find that bullet so she could kill him. There main characters on the Mors Navis are very different. The loyalty of the crew is very strong. There are a few female Bullets and Caledonia saves one called Hime and she uses sign language to communicate. She had to detox from the Silt and because of that, Caledonia and the rest of the crew are very protective of her. The story is a bit slow at the beginning but then ramps up the second half of the book. There is so much I like about this book and had so much fun reading it. If you like pirates, fantasy and girl power, pick this one up. I can’t wait for the next book.


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