This book takes readers on quite the adventure! I truly enjoyed it. I have to say, it’s definitely a Christian Pirates of the Caribbean, but without Captain Jack Sparrow. The main girl is kidnapped by pirates, a young man named Will fights to go after her, they stop at Tortuga, etc. While some might not like the close similarities, I really enjoyed it. It was fun, whimsical, daring, and entertaining.
The story was engaging, and I found myself reluctant to put the book down. There were many plot twists that I definitely did not expect – several which kept me on the edge of my seat. Kate’s character was well-developed and relatable.
However, the writing in this book – while acceptable – isn’t strong. There is heavy use of adverbs and extra dialogue/inner thoughts that I often felt wasn’t necessary and rather distracting. Other than Kate, the characters were pretty flat and lacking in development. Even though I could read their inner thoughts, I never truly *felt* their emotion – aside from in the prologue. Also, the POV was an issue in several scenes. For example, in one paragraph, the POV could change from Skye, to Captain Kelley, to Will. I was often disoriented.
Even with the writing issues, I loved the storyline and thoroughly enjoyed this book. I recommend it to anyone who loves adventure, pirates, strong faith, clean morals, wholesome romance, and young love. I give it a solid 3 ½ stars.