Steel Tide Blog Tour
I am so excited to announce that I am apart of the Blog Tour for Steel Tide.
I also participated in the Blog Tour for Seafire which is the first book in this trilogy. You can read my review here: Seafire Blog Tour.
If you haven’t gotten your hands on Seafire, here is the synopsis:
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?
If you haven’t started this trilogy, the Steel Tide synopsis does include SPOILERS! I repeat if you don’t want SPOILERS for the first book, stop reading this blog & come back after you have read Seafire!
The second book in a heart-stopping trilogy that follows the captain of an all-female ship intent on taking down a vicious warlord’s powerful fleet.
Caledonia may have lost her crew, but she’s not done fighting yet. After nearly dying at the hand of a powerful foe, Caledonia is pulled from the sea and nursed back to health by a crew of former Bullets that call themselves Blades. The Blades escaped Aric Athair’s clutches and now live a nomadic existence, ready to disappear at a moment’s notice should trouble come their way.
But Caledonia wants to do more than just hide. She wants to find the Mors Navis and her beloved sisters. She wants to continue fighting Aric’s fleet and to take back the Bullet seas. She’ll need to do everything in her power to convince the Blades that fighting is their only option, that there has to be a life better than the one under Aric Athair’s reign, and that finding the women of the Mors Navis is the first step to revolution.
My Review of STEEL TIDE:
I was gifted an ARC of Steel Tide in exchange for an honest review & as a part of the blog tour. Receiving this book in no way effected my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Young Adult – Fantasy – Adventure
This book started off with such an intriguing prologue – we see the Bullet attack from Caledonia’s brothers point of view (where the first book: Seafire begins as well).
I was hooked from the first pages. This book may be a little daunting for some – clocking in at 448 pages – but let me tell you, it hardly feels that long with the amount of action. This book is extremely fast paced, and is very hard to put down.
In this second installment, we meet new characters whom you are bound to fall in love with. Caledonia – grows as a main character, and it is so fun to see the direction the book takes with her.
The main reason I loved Seafire was the adventure and the nod to sisterhood and family loyalty and those are the same main reasons why I am giving Steel Tide 5 out of 5 stars.
If you are looking for an adventure packed book with fiercely loyal characters, then look no further – you found your next read (or your TBR pile just grew a little larger).
If you do pick up Seafire or Steel Tide and enjoy listening to music while you read these are the songs I suggest you listen to, because not only will they help you flip the pages faster, they will make you feel like you are on the ship with Caledonia and her sisters. (& yes, sorry, I know its extremely cliche but the majority of these songs come from the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtracksEnjoy!
Steel Tide Playlist
Google Play Music Steel Tide Playlist – If you use Google Play use the link!
Fog Bound (The Curse of the Black Pearl)
One Day (Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End) Hans Zimmer
The Medallion Calls (The Curse of the Black Pearl)
Hoist the Colours (Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End) Hans Zimmer
I’ve Got My Eye On You (Pirates of the Caribbean) Hans Zimmer
Only The Beginning of the The Adventure – Harry Gregson-Williams
Evacuating London (The Lion, The Witch & The Wadrobe) – Harry Gregson – Williams
Natalie C. Parker is the author of the Beware the Wild duology, the Seafire trilogy, and the editor of Three Sides of a Heart. She earned her BA in English literature from the University of Southern Mississippi and her MA in gender studies from the University of Cincinnati. She grew up in a Navy family finding home in coastal cities from Virginia to Japan. Now, she lives surprisingly far from any ocean on the Kansas prairie where she runs Madcap Retreats with her wife. She tweets @nataliecparker.
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading this book review! I hope you enjoyed it!
Blog Tour Schedule:
Week One: Book 1
September 9 – Megan Write Now – Playlist
September 10 – Book Nerd Becky – Creative Instagram Picture
September 11 – Bibliomaniac Amanda – Creative Instagram Picture + Question of the Day
September 12 – As the Book Ends – Listicle
September 13 – Reader Fox – Cover Lover Feature
Week Two: Book 2
September 16 – Megan Write Now – Playlist
September 17 – Book Nerd Becky – Creative Instagram Picture
September 18 – Bibliomaniac Amanda – Creative Instagram Picture + Question of the Day + Bookstagrammer Read Along
September 19 – As the Book Ends – Listicle
September 20 – Reader Fox – Cover Lover Feature
Week Three: Book 2
September 23 – Lauren’s Boookshelf – Moodboard: Inspired by the Series
September 24 – Reading Forevermore – Creative Instagram Picture
September 25 – Confessions of a YA Reader – Review
September 26 – Sarah June Blog – Playlist
September 27 – Gladiator Glory – Inspired by the Book: Makeup Edition