CW: kidnapping, murder, death, physical abuse, withdrawal, and grief
This was much better than I thought it would be! I genuinely thought that I would end up DNFing it and not being interested because of the lack of luck I’ve had this year with the whole pirate-y, nautical books that have been published.
Overall, this book was a quick read. I read it in, basically, two days once I sat down and set into it. It was good and interesting. I loved how fast it was, incorporating character development in with a strong set of women. It paired nicely with Sawkill Girls, which I had finished a week before this one.
Still, I did have some issues. And this is going to be one of those reviews. I liked it, but there were just some flaws to it that I wanted to point out.
- Wasn’t a fan of male generalizations, aka that they were all the bad guys. (And, I’d have the same issue if it was done towards women.)
- I really wish that the characters felt more differentiated. They felt nearly the same in the end and there was such a large cast that they got lost in my head.
- Wish that more had happened in the book. It moved fast but not a lot of ground was covered.
Like, the book was good and I don’t have much against it, but those little things kind of glared off the page at me. They were things that gnawed at the back of my mind and needed addressing in the end, and I hope that they’re addressed in the second book.
I totally plan on continuing with the series because it was a solid first book.
What are your thoughts on this book?