23 Apr 2018

ARC #Review: OVER RAGING TIDES by Jennifer Ellison


Author: Jennifer Ellison
Series: Lady Pirates #1
Source: eARC via Author
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: March 20, 2018
Rating: 3/5

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.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.

So. This was good and I was really getting into it at the end. But it was way too short. Nothing truly happened. This felt like the first half of a book, not the first book in a series. I think if it was pitched as a novella, I would have been happier.

I liked the characters in this. And I liked that pretty much all of the girls were bisexual - or at least hinted to be that way. But I felt like they all fell pretty flat and into the typical tropes. Which is typically fine, but they didn't go much beyond that.

I also liked the plot but the book itself was much too short. The plot wasn't as fleshed out as it should have been for this book and it left an unsatisfying taste in my mouth at the end.

However, all of that doesn't mean I won't continue with the series. There is a lot of promise in these pages and I am excited to see how the rest of the series pans out. I gotta say there isn't much to my review but that's because there wasn't really much to this book. So I liked it, but it was just a meh book to me. I do hope the rest of the series brings more!

1 comment:

  1. This was such a nice review! It doesn't seem like the perfect read BUT (like you said) it seems promising! I also am always looking for a pirate-y read and the cover is gorgeous so this has definitely been added to my TBR! :)


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