This Savage Sea


Loved it! 😍

An exciting adventure with lovable pirates, snarky protagonists, and great settings!

I had a lot of fun being in the world of this book. It was like Indiana Jones meets Pirates of the Caribbean in an alternate version of Europe. The author does a fantastic job of describing settings and giving you a clear picture of where you are and what it looks like. It was very immersive and interesting.

Now let's just cut right to the chase: our dashing pirate, Trevor, has made my list of favorite fictional men. I'm a sucker for a gentle giant (with a bada$$ streak) and the chemistry between him and our archeologist MC, Anna? Lots of fun. But author, if I may be so bold: in book 2, please give Markus a day pass to Disney World or something so those two can actually get some alone time!

I will say that I found it incomprehensibly odd that Anna couldn't figure out who Trevor was by the end. (No spoilers!) I understand that her memory was fuzzy, but she was on the road with the man for weeks. Maybe I'm being too critical of the old girl, and I also understand that this is the first in a series, so perhaps there is going to be a big reveal in book 2. There had better be because the suspense is killing me!

I also thought the reader was kept in the dark for too long about some very important plot details, especially pertaining to the characters' backstories. I understand the need to build mystery and intrigue, but for much of the book, it felt vague, and it would've helped ground me in the story way better if I'd had a clear picture of prior events earlier on.

Another thing I found odd was that Trevor's POV chapters were written in his (Scottish?) accent, even though we were in 3rd-person limited. Don't get me wrong: I loved getting Trevor's perspective on things. He was funny and brash. But personally, I thought it was an odd stylistic choice that took me out of the story.

Other than that, I can wholeheartedly recommend this to fans of Pirates of the Caribbean and Daughter of the Pirate King. Looking forward to book 2 because I have to know what happens next!

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About the author

A.P. Walston is the author of This Savage Sea. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found binge watching culinary competitions. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and two Saint Bernards on the West Coast. To find out more, follow @author.apwalston on Instagram. view profile

Published on January 01, 2022

100000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Fantasy

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