This novel is one that I received from Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review.
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Goodreads Rating: 4.24/5
Pages: 416 Pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Published: June 5th, 2018
Genre: Fantasy and YA
The second in the immersive series set along the waterways of a fantasy world, perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir.
Caro has settled into a routine: Wake, eat breakfast, try to figure out who is going attempt to assassinate Markos today. The currents aren’t exactly calm. Markos is in constant danger, and his claim to the Akhaian throne is largely unsupported. Without military strength he doesn’t have a chance. Relief appears on the horizon when a powerful Archon wants to side with Markos in his fight for the throne. But in exchange for an army, Markos must marry the Archon’s daughter. They must decide which is more important: their love for each other or the fate of Akhaia. And Caro will have to decide if her destiny is to sail with the tide, or chart her own course.
With shipwrecks, lost treasure, old and new enemies, dark magic, and devastating romance, Sarah Tolcser weaves another epic story about chasing fate.
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This novel was such a fun read for me. I loved Caro and enjoyed seeing her discovery of her life and herself throughout the entirety of the novel.
Despite the novel being full of endless action, I still saw the plot in the madness and enjoyed all aspects of it. Additionally, the pirating, romance, treasure maps, and island adventure were all amazing aspects that made me constantly intrigued to find out what was going to happen next.
The writing in this novel made the atmosphere very present. There was a lot of pirating jargon that brought that aspect of the novel to life and really made me as a reader feel as though I was there and a part of the story.
This novel really reminded me of the fun and adventure of Pirates of the Caribbean, and I definitely had urges to pick up my computer and re-watch the movies. Also, who can resist Jack Sparrow.
Caro and Milanos had an incredible relationship and it made the story come along very nicely. It was very interesting to see the progression of their relationship and to find out what kind of guy Melanos will turn out to be by the end of the novel.
All in all, I thought this novel was a great “conclusion” to this duology, at least I think it’s a duology. It had a lot more danger and urgency which really allowed for me to become immersed in the story and not want to put it down.
If you read Song of the Current and were contemplating picking this novel up, I highly recommend you pick it up.
That concludes my review for Whisper of the Tide by Sarah Tolcser.
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