*I received a copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
Author: Natalie C. Parker
Publicaiton Date: August 28, 2018
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?
Review: I have two words to describe this book: adrenaline rush. That’s how I felt the entire way through because it was non-stop action and all-around female badassery. The comparison to Mad Max: Fury Road is pretty much dead on with Caledonia leading her all female crew to take down the warlord Aric Athair. Seafire is essentially a fantasy set at sea with Caledonia leading her all-female crew in this kind of dystopian world. It has a real adventure feel to it as well, which I definitely enjoyed. It’s high stakes and high seas and about as explosive as you can imagine.
The sea was once free to roam until Aric Althair took control of it. He forcibly conscripts boys to do his bidding and keeps them in line with the promise of their next fix. Caledonia and her best friend Pisces once watched Bullets destroy the ship they called home and their family with it. She swore revenge and has been slowly destroying Aric Althair’s army one ship at a time. Her crew is made up of girls who all have a grudge against Aric and his Bullets, and I absolutely fell for them because they are all such unique characters and also extremely fierce.
Caledonia suddenly finds herself torn when a Bullet saves her best friend, but her prejudice towards Aric has her locking him up. She’s a pretty cutthroat character when it comes to protecting her crew and she will do anything to keep them afloat. This book has some pretty wild twists and the ending was insane!
Seafire is the fierce female seafaring adventure you don’t want to miss. This is one of those books that’s going to stay in my mind for a long time. It’s a high-octane fantasy filled with sisterhood, revenge, and endless action.