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Okay but how am I supposed to take the oppressor seriously when everytime I see his name I read Hagrid instead of Argrid The final pre release Beautiful Sprayed Edges Actual rating 1.5 starsYou can find this review and other non spoilery reviews The Book Prescription Expectations is the keyword here, if you see the top reviews on GR, you will see that they are all readers excited for a Gay Pirates story, after seeing all those reviews I was pretty sure that was what we are getting Obviously, apart from a minor focus on an LGBTQ character, this has nothing to do with the whole Gay pirates thing So, this has nothing to do with pirates, this has no ships with a captain, no wooden leg, no parrot and no sea adventures This mostly takes place on land so keep that in mind And if an author wants to write a book about gay pirates then the opportunity is still there and I think it will be successful with all this hype So what is this about If I want to describe this vaguely and what it deals with, then Botanical magic and religion you see there is a huge difference between expectations and the reality I was always fascinated by green magic that has to do with plants and potions etc so a story with this as the fantasy element must be interesting, unfortunately, I think the execution was not the best, there could have been many amazing ideas for this kind of magic But in reality, it was so basic and bland But the thing that mostly irked me is the writing style, I can t stand repetitions and this book was full of repeated words for example 9 is the number of times the word Heresy was used 22 is the number of times the word Eminence was used 115 is the number of times the word Pious was used 164 is the number of times the word God was used.I can t ignore these things and every time the word Pious was used, a small part of my soul was dying I know it was used for emphasis but a line was crossed in the number of times it was used I even couldn t find anything to quote because it just put me in a bad mood The story was boring too and I wish I knew how to skim well because I just wanted to be done with it, There was a good and unexpected twists toward the end but other than that I was not intrigued by this Same goes for the characters In short I recommend going into this without the whole LGBT expectations, this is of a story with a religious story line, the story can be good only if you go into it with different mindset I truly wanted to enjoy this but I simply couldn t.Buddy reading this with GR sweetest soul ever ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. i hated Snow Like Ashes but i hear this book is aboutGAY FUCKING PIRATES so i m willing to give the author another chance.
for some reason I thought this was about lesbian pirates it is not there is a queer main character but I spent the entire time wanting to kick his love interest so It s very politics and plot centric, focused on building a complex world with lots of layers which I very much appreciated from a craft perspectiveand wasn t invested in at all from a reader perspective lol I loved Vex the sassmaster pirate but turned rather glassy eyed at Ben and Lu, and overall don t think I was in the right frame for an epic fantasy that wasn t character centric It s also heavily about an evil religion that also felt very roman catholic spanish inquisition inspired which look this is just me I shrivel inward at. Actual rating 4.5 starsLike I mentioned in my updates along the way I loved this book so much than I was expecting to The person that decided to market this as a fast pased story about gay pirates needs to be fired, because not only is that not the focus, but there is plenty else to love in here that is the focus Political intrigue, a beautifully built caribbean esque world, botanical magic, and strongwilled and smart characters that stole my heart I can t wait for the sequel to come out in August, especially after that ending In depth review can be found on my blog As much as I don t know you, raider, you don t know me You have no idea what I am capable of Vex considered You re right I don t know you But I know who you want to be, princesa, and that might be dangerous to youSnow Like Ashes left me high and dry, but I had high hopes for this one because one, gay pirates and two, gay pirates Honestly a wonderful combination of words could not have been invented other than free pizza.Sadly, as most of you have figured out by now, the gay pirates thing is a rumor I don t remember where I read it, whether it was on the unofficial blurb when it was first announced, but I hope whoever decided to lift the collective reading community s hopes like that steps on a Lego on a foggy evening.There is a gay romance inside, but it s far from ship worthy Unlike Jesper and Wylan from Six of Crows which is now the bar I hold to all romances, hetreo or otherwise , it lacks that gradual development that makes readers invest and root for couples Their identities aren t a huge spoiler since it s revealed in the first several chapters, but I ll hide it just in case view spoiler It s Prince Ben and his guard Jake hide spoiler ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Friends, this just was not the book for me And you know I hate writing negative reviews, so I m going to try to keep this on the shorter side But this book and the writing was just equal parts boring and daunting for me Plus, the magic system was not explained, the characters were hard to like or believe, and I never cared enough to root for any of them But I think what ultimately made me not love this book was because I went in thinking that we were going to see a crew of queer pirates, on the open sea, fighting battles, slaying monsters, and doing pirate things This is not the type of book These Rebel Waves is But on a positive note, this is a book filled with colonization, oppression, magical medical experimentation, religious hierarchies, political intrigue, betrayals, and what people are willing to do in the name of their God s And, it sort of has pirates And I don t think that this was a bad book I mean, obviously many of those topics are super important, but I went into this book just expecting something completely different And I will totally take responsibility for that But this book was also super boring, and it felt like a chore to pick up each and every time I had to constantly reward myself with treats while reading If this wasn t an ARC, and if I wasn t buddy reading this with two of my friends, I would have 100% DNFed this story And that has nothing to do with the expectations of gay pirates And, full disclosure, one of the first books I ever DNFed was Sara Raasch s Ice Life Fire, so maybe this author s writing just isn t for me So, if you pick this one up, I hope you enjoy it than I did But I should probably give you some bare bones about the actual story and the three characters we follow Adeluna Lu Soldier Loyal to her family Experiencing so much loss, and so much trauma, from childhood to present day Devereux Vex Pirate Master of disguise Hinted that he s queer, maybe even pan, but never stated Benat Ben Heretic Crown Prince Obsessed with the magic that is forbidden Queer, in a hidden m m relationship Also, I don t know how I feel about the way Ben s relationship developed, but I kind of don t want to think about it or this book any longer And these characters are all on the same island and their three stories intertwine to maybe change the fate of the world as they know it And each of these characters have to make choices that will truly decide what type of person they want to be In this world, magic is plant based and outlawed But the thing is, the magic system is never explained You just have to suspend your disbelief that it works some magical way for some people with the right reagents I mean, I guess I d say it s like magic herbology I guess I don t even know, because it s so not explained But anyone who uses this magic will be punished in the name of the Pious God Trigger and content warnings for death, murder, loss of a loved one, torture, colonization, physical abuse, child abuse, captivity, medical experimentation, and violence And there is also a disease that is killing people rapidly, that needs to be addressed It s called the Shaking Sickness, and Lu has felt the heartbreak from it many times There is no treatment for it, it has no known cause, and it doesn t spread from person to person Some people die from it instantly, and other suffer with it for a long while So, we have magical plants, and a disease that is killing a lot of people We have a pirate who is a smooth talker We have a soldier who has been a soldier all her life, even when forced as a child And we have a prince, who is dealing with the ghosts from his past All these things come into play and send Lu and Vex on an adventure, and leaves Ben discovering the hypocrisy of the religion on the island My favorite thing about this book was a plot twist Obviously, I m not going to give any spoilers, but a certain plot twist in this book was so well done The author expertly wove it into the entire story, and it is the reason I m giving this book two stars instead of one Seriously, it was amazingly done And the next favorite thing was a beautiful f f relationship involving two main side characters I know that the copy I read was an ARC version, but this book ends so abruptly I felt like after the amazing plot twist, and finally seeing all the action form and start to take place, we are just cut off Curtains drawn, lights out I just sat with my iPad in my lap, blinking a few times, because I thought maybe I got an unfinished ARC So, here is your warning that the ending is a little brutal Overall, this just wasn t for me I went in expecting so much and was given so little And even with so little, it was so different than what I was expecting I do predict that the next book in this series will be better I just don t think I ll be picking it up And if you go into this expecting gay pirates, sailing the seas and fighting for injustice, like I did, you re going to be disappointed Again, I hate feeling so negative, so I hope that if you give this one a try that you will enjoy it much than me Happy reading, loves Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube TwitchBuddy read with Hamad Jules `E-pub ⇹ These Rebel Waves ☋ Adeluna Is A Soldier Five Years Ago, She Helped The Magic Rich Island Of Grace Loray Overthrow Its Oppressor, Argrid, A Country Ruled By Religion But Adjusting To Postwar Life Has Not Been Easy When An Argridian Delegate Vanishes During Peace Talks With Grace Loray S New Council, Argrid Demands Brutal Justice But Lu Suspects Something Dangerous Is At WorkDevereux Is A Pirate As One Of The Outlaws Called Stream Raiders Who Run Rampant On Grace Loray, He Pirates The Island S Magic Plants And Sells Them On The Black Market But After Argrid Accuses Raiders Of The Diplomat S Abduction, Vex Becomes A Target An Expert Navigator, He Agrees To Help Lu Find The Argridian But The Truth They Uncover Could Be Deadlier Than Any WarBenat Is A Heretic The Crown Prince Of Argrid, He Harbors A Secret Obsession With Grace Loray S Forbidden Magic When Ben S Father, The King, Gives Him The Shocking Task Of Reversing Argrid S Fear Of Magic, Ben Has To Decide If One Prince Can Change A Devout Country Or If He S Building His Own PyreAs Conspiracies Arise, Lu, Vex, And Ben Will Have To Decide Who They Really Are And What They Are Willing To Become For Peace