Holy Moly Natalie C. Parker!

I am beyond impressed right now. Going into this book I was a little underwhelmed due to all the ‘books at sea’ that are being released this year. GO GET THIS BOOK. Seafire was extremely well done. For some background information~

Seafire is scheduled for release on August 28, 2018.
This is going to be book one out three planned so far.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

I’ll do my best to try and give a spoilers free review on this one!

“There are no children anymore. Just babes and the rest of us. Remember, when they call you girl, they’re trying to tell you something. They’re trying to tell you that they’re more than you, that the body you’re in makes you less. But you know, and I know, that you’re exactly what you need to be.” Seafire, Natalie C. Parker

Natalie C. Parker gets the audience from the prologue. Seafire starts rough and it only stays gritty for the whole book. It was a wild ride and every action scene was INTENSE and gripping. You were invested in every moment, every action, and every heartbreak. (Yes, there is some heartbreak, every good book has some haha.)

The writing was wonderful. I had no issue getting sucked into this world and the pacing was spot on. There were also no moments of confusion or back tracking needed. Everything was presented well for the story building and the character development. Seafire is a tad angsty but it’s also a young adult book, so I expect it at this point.

“She stood with hands on hips, eyes trained on her target, red hair blowing behind her like a deadly storm, as her mother had done whenever danger loomed. Let them see she was not afraid.” Seafire, Natalie C. Parker

I do have one major complaint. In the beginning of the book, everyone they encounter does the initial shock exclamation of ‘You’re all girls!’….a lot…. continuously…. It got old really quickly. I’m all for the girl power moments but if you have to keep stating it over and over, it loses impact. Hearing it said so close back to back made it irksome.

There other item that was disappointing was this book is classified as LGBT, and where I can see where this categorization comes from. It was not a main focus, nor was it flushed out. So if you are hoping to read this with that being a major part of the story. It isn’t, it’s more of a background note for the reader. A welcome note but I would have liked to have gotten more insight! haha Maybe I’m being greedy~

  • Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars
  • Plot: 5 Stars
  • Character Development: 4 Stars
  • Dialogue: 5 Stars
  • Writing: 4 Stars

Overall I greatly enjoyed the story, characters, and delivery of this novel. I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys a good fantasy for YA read. Seafire is a solid read all around and you will not be disappointed. Add it to your TBR!

Happy Reading~
Ash


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