Book Review: Seafire by Natalie C. Parker


Title – Seafire (Seafire #1)

Author – Natalie C. Parker

Publication – August 28th, 2018.

Publisher – Razorbill

Genre – Adventure & Young Adult 

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, who have lost their families and homes because of Aric and his men. The crew has one mission: stay alive, and take down Aric’s armed and armored fleet.

But when Caledonia’s best friend and second-in-command barely survives an attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect, Caledonia finds herself questioning whether 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?

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Book Review

Guys! This book ended my reading slump throughout the month of February, I’ve been trying to read and this book captured my attention and I finished it in two days! So it’s a dear book to me now.

I was so sad when I got to the end and realized it was going to be a series. I thought it was a single book and I’m sad because now I’ve got to wait to read the next book whenever it is, it gets released.

I love how Seafire is a book that is all about the empowerment of the women and girls of the world. How we are amazing and when we work together do wonders that blow the world away.

“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.”

I don’t know about you, but that’s a quote that should follow you to the end of day, if you’re a woman, because it’s so so true and powerful.

The cast of this wonderful book is a pirate crew of girls, who were so refreshing to read about, because of the love they felt for each other was very clear and they put their family and friendship (the girls were each other’s families) first over anything else. I loved the following quote below, the main characters best friend was always reminding her.

“Our first family shall not be our last.”

The girls live on the ship Mors Navis, which is captained by Caledonia Styx. Who I adored by the way. Her way of leadership is awesome and she is an all-around good person, her authority was clear but not choking, it was refreshing to read. But it doesn’t stop there are the female crew members we were introduced to, I felt their essence and they all had their various personalities which made them distinctive from each other.

When I think of this book I think adventure, these girls are pirates to the core, the fight keeps them alive as they navigate the sea and taking down the evil henchmen called Bullets, of the tyrant that rules the sea and the borders beyond Alaric aka Father of All. Because many of the girls had been torn away from their family, many whose family had been killed upon the point they were taken and forced to work for Alaric.

The fighting never seized, shots were always fired and ships were taken apart, the fights aren’t for the faint of hearts but these girls have it under control even when it doesn’t seem so. I loved how vivid it was and how the action was really focused on because many times the action in fiction can be quite lacklustre or left to the very last minute, but Seafire delivered.

The romance in this story could have been left till book two, I don’t know but it started and even though I felt it was coming, I didn’t see it coming the way it did, there wasn’t really any warning. I think all the romance in the book could have been left till the next book, but that’s just me I guess.

Even though I enjoyed reading the story and it held my attention, there was nothing very holding about the writing, I didn’t connect with the writing as much as I should have, and I don’t understand why I felt the disconnect, because I still enjoyed the tale and I think we all should read it.


Have you read this book already? What are your thoughts on it? It’s on your TBR? Tell me about your plans for this book.

Lara Kareem


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