I am so happy to be today’s host in the Seafire blog Tour.
I want to say thank you to Amanda Holman for giving me this opportunity, and to Penguin Random House, Razorbill for sending me a free copy of the book (ISBN (9780451481290) ).
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?
Ships and Thoughts:
When I first heard about this blog tour, I was so excited to participate. When I got a message that I “got in”, I was so proud.
My original idea for this blog tour was to take as many pictures as I can of a physical copy of the Seafire while I was in Albani on my Vacation. Since Albania has such a beautiful sea, I thought it would be interesting to show you the book surrounded with sea, salt, sand and everything you can possibly see on the seaside.
However, the faith was not on my side this time, and the book hasn’t arrived before I went on a trip.
Without lying, I was quiet worried because I didn’t know what to prepare for the blog tour, as an alternative.
However, while I was reading Seafire, I realized just how big of a role ships do have in the story, so I decided to show you some ships that me and my fiance saw in Albania, and were fascinated by them, so we took their pictures.
I hope they will fascinate you as well (but trust me, when you see them in person, they’re even more astonishing.
Even before starting Seafire, I expected it to be action packed. And I wasn’t wrong. It was.
As soon as we meet our main character Caledonia, there’s an action scene that will occupy readers to keep reading.
However, even though there was something going on non-stop through the story, somehow it took me more then 90 pages to really get into the story.
I guess it’s because I haven’t read a book full of action for a while, and my brain needed some time to digest everything.
Going into the story, you should know that there are some graphic (but not too graphic, don’t worry) violent scenes.
This is the story about survival and revenge, so I wouldn’t imagine any other way anyway.
Caledonia was an interesting character to say the least. At first I couldn’t feel emphaty toward her with her enough, because I couldn’t understand how could she be the captain after what she did at the beginning of the story, but as the story went, I understood how come they chose her, and I even felt her energy and the sense to lead. It was obvious why girls would chose her and listen to her.
The story is fast paced with emotional breaks now and then.
I was gripped and emotional at same times.
The writing style is beautiful and even if it could be read fast, I decided to take my time with it and just enjoy.
I would recommend Seafire to everyone who likes action, communion and female power in their books.