Stormbreak by Natalie C. Parker (Seafire #3)
Reviewed by Sam!
What I drank prior: kickball dayyyy. Basically you drink all the beer. I haven’t played kickball in ages but here I am and in need friends so I drank ALL THE THINGS.
In this conclusion to the Seafire trilogy, Caledonia Styx will risk everything–her heart, her crew, and even her life–to defeat Lir and take back the Bullet Seas once and for all.
Aric Athair is dead. But the fight for the Bullet Seas is far from over. Caledonia’s nemesis, Lir–the one responsible for getting her parents killed and for turning her brother into a Bullet–has seized control of the warlord’s army.
Caledonia and her crew have fled to Cloudbreak to prepare for an all-out war. And they are not the only ones. Defecting soldiers begin to show up in droves to join their fight. But just as it seems like the tides might be turning, a surprise attack decimates the growing rebellion.
Desperate, with much of her crew missing or worse, Caledonia is forced to make an unlikely and unsteady alliance with a new enemy. It’s a gamble that could cost her everything, but with the fate of the seas in her hands, Caledonia will do whatever it takes. War has come, and it’s time to sink or swim.
Drunk Overview: do this is the third book in this series but basically there’s this regime of men who have literally cut off their universe that I picture like the Mediterranean from the world by capturing all the joys and getting them addicted to drugs. In this third book, they’ve inspired the rebellion so now they’re in it.
Spoiler-free Thoughts: i surprisingly liked this series. I struggled a bit with the main characters at times but I definitely felt like this was different enough from other YA that I was happy.
Characters: so, what I do love about this series is that the characters are fleshed out. Even the side ones have complete stories. These days it’s rare to find a YA that does that. Your heart breaks for some of these characters. I will say that Cal is… she’s tough to live at times cause she makes stupid mistakes, and if you were reading this book for Oren… you’ll be disappointed cause he’s like barely in it. But otherwise I love the characters and I wish I had a family like hers
Plot: so this was third book. Big bad. Big battle. Significant sacrifice. I knew where it was headed and wasn’t mad about it. But I knew where it was headed
Writing Style: listened on audio and liked that format
World Building: no new world building here since it was the finale
What to pair it with: piña colada. Pirate-y
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,