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These Rebel Waves review

by Sara Raasch

320 pages

Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Balzer + Bray

So, ignore all comments about gay pirates or pirates in general because there’s next to no pirating and there’s no waves. Basically, this isn’t what i expected.

Unpopular review time!

There was a ton of political stuff, which is fine to an extent, but if this is not your bag you’re going to dislike it, I was a tad confused at first by what country was which and why they were at war. The plot twists were, ehhhhh, nothing that excited me maybe because I didn’t care enough about the characters to be like, OOOMMMMGGGGG I DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING!!!

Indifference. That’s the word.

I can’t believe this book was only 320 pages. It felt like it took me a week to read it. And what is with endings nowadays? There used to be a time when publishers wanted books to end as if they were a stand alone but now they are just outright blatant cliffhangers that are sure to piss off a lot of readers. I feel like a lot of the action if going to be in the second book. Maybe we’ll actually get some ships on the ocean or sea or some body of water and maybe some actual pirating. Maybe I’m just old and bitter and need coffee.

Sarah’s writing is on point, there was nothing wrong with that. The characters were fleshed out and I even laughed at one point. I don’t think this was the book for me at all.

Thank you to Edelweiss for the ARC.

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