[Review] Steel Tide by Natalie C. Parker

*I received a copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Title: Steel Tide (Seafire #2)
Author: Natalie C. Parker
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: September 17, 2019

The second book in a heart-stopping trilogy that follows the captain of an all-female ship intent on taking down a vicious warlord’s powerful fleet.

Caledonia may have lost her crew, but she’s not done fighting yet. After nearly dying at the hand of a powerful foe, Caledonia is pulled from the sea and nursed back to health by a crew of former Bullets that call themselves Blades. The Blades escaped Aric Athair’s clutches and now live a nomadic existence, ready to disappear at a moment’s notice should trouble come their way.

But Caledonia wants to do more than just hide. She wants to find the Mors Navis and her beloved sisters. She wants to continue fighting Aric’s fleet and to take back the Bullet seas. She’ll need to do everything in her power to convince the Blades that fighting is their only option, that there has to be a life better than the one under Aric Athair’s reign, and that finding the women of the Mors Navis is the first step to revolution.divider_line (1)

This was such an explosive follow up to Seafire (you can read my review for that here)! It picks up right where the last one left off and hits right back with all the action scenes. There is no slowing down for the crew of Mors Navis and their fierce leader. The Bullet Seas are more dangerous than ever with everyone hunting down Caledonia and her crew and the stakes are turned up high.

If you enjoy action more than romance, you’ll enjoy this one because Caledonia’s crew always come first. I respect her because she’s not shy about making the tough calls and is always willing to sacrifice the one for the many. She can be pretty cutthroat, but it’s hard to put a price on her loyalty.

There were quite a few crazy twists throughout the book that make Caledonia question everything. This sequel is all about survival and finding strength in family and the high seas. Once again, I loved that this was another epic sea adventure and I’m looking forward to seeing how it all goes down in the third book. Especially after that ending! Steel Tide is the heart-pounding sequel I was looking for and I can’t wait to see what Caledonia and her crew do in the final book.


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