23 May 2017

Sea - Review

Sea - The Huntress Trilogy #1
by Sarah Driver





What they say: In the sky, the fire spirits dance and ripple. Grandma says they showed our Tribe that I’d be a captain, before I was even born.

Ever since Ma died, Mouse has looked after her little brother, Sparrow, dreaming of her destiny as captain of the Huntress. But now Da’s missing, Sparrow is in danger, and a deathly cold is creeping across Trianukka...

Sea-churning, beast-chattering, dream-dancing, whale-riding, terrodyl-flying, world-saving adventure. The first book in a stunning new fantasy adventure trilogy, perfect for readers aged 9+ and fans of Philip Pullman, Piers Torday, Abi Elphinstone, Katherine Rundell and Frances Hardinge.


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US * UK


I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: The story is cute, charming and middle-grade centric. I loved the pirate seafarer theme and quest element. Who doesn't love a big adventure story?

On a side note, one of my best friends nicknames is Mouse, and I could totally see her running her own ship too... Some of the characters reminded me of the sky pirates in Stardust, whilst the plot had a whole The NeverEnding Story 1980s adventure story vibe going on.

The world building is intricate, clever and really fun. I loved all the animal themed names and how the characters back stories/special nuances were woven seamlessly into the story. I did get a little confused at times and found myself questioning who was doing what at certain times.

A lot happens throughout the book so I did find myself having to reread certain parts and I'm still not really sure whats going on with Hammer but I'm sure all will be revealed on due course. Mouse, Sparrow, Captain Wren and Crow will pull you into the story and action. 

3.5 Stars in my Sky!


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