I was enthralled by the gods who interact with their people, and there was more than one twist that I didn't see until I was right on top of it. The Characters-Sometimes when I am reading a book I feel really connected with the characters. Second of all, get on it! The plot itself is pretty fast paced. Read more about this project here:. But curiosity gets the better of her and she opens the crate to find a unexpected passenger. Man this is a tough one.
I really love the cover they designed for this one and felt that, after a middle of the road start, this ended with the potential to be a beloved series for fans of pirate themed novels. Also nothing really makes sense in it. There was definitely a lot of boat jargon that I had to keep up with, some went a little over my head, but a little knowledge and imagination goes a long way when it comes to inferring what the heck the people were doing on their boats. There were so many fun elements to this story. Overall, this one won me over; by the end, I felt invested in the story and am so ecstatic that, as the first in a series, it doesn't leave us with a giant cliffhanger that we'll likely forget by the time book 2 in the series is released. Take it or leave it.
Usually I whinge about this in epic fantasy, but not so here! Pokey LaFarge sits, he watches, he writes. I have no idea why I had high hopes for this book since it was terribly boring. I have so much respect for this girl and I can't wait to see her in the second book! So that brings me back to the writing. Since the story was mostly set on the waters of a river, there were marshes and other boats for the story to take place in. She's told not to look into the box, but she does.
I loved that instead of your typical high seas type of pirates who had wherrymen — which are essentially river barges. He made me laugh out loud and swoon more times than I can count. The world-building and the plot were also fantastic. This book is as the title might imply, a steady current. Also in the news today: Britney Spears or, at least, her songs on Broadway; an honorary degree for Missy Elliott; Lana Del Rey, published poet; star musicians sing 'Dumbo' song; and Brittany Howard appears in a deleted 'Vice' scene. I'm stumped with assignments at the moment so my free reading time really needs to be spent with a book I enjoy and right now I'm hating this book. Her father is a wherryman, as was her grandmother.
Caro was a little feisty girl - both headstrong and loyal. She doesn't talk a lot but she's such a sweet and adorable character and I loved having her around. That being said, in recent years, I've become a bit gun-shy, preferring to rerereread old favorites rather than taking a chance on a new author. The house band for the Late Show With Stephen Colbert has performed it going into commercial breaks, and American Airlines has been using it as unidentified boarding music. Talk about an awesome book! The Story-I love me a pirate story. Also I will pause for a moment to cheer about the world building. Though she does feel an attraction, and eventually something more, for Markos she is cautious with her heart and isn't instantly swept in by any charm or a pretty face.
But it seems fate might have other plans. Considering it has been a while since I've read it, bear with me while I still try to comprehend my thoughts for it. Plenty of music I mean and endless supply so go ahead and download the app if your reading this because they have the potential to make this an app your gonna have to pay for wich would be awesome. The writing at times sucked. The book itself was sort of a unique concept for me.
For those of you who would rather know what is going on at first. More reviews can be found at: In an attempt to keep her dad out of jail, Caro a wherry wo man, must transport a crate and deliver it to Valonikos. I don't know why, I just do. His sassy quips and flirty lines made me fall head-over-heels in love with him. Pokey LaFarge tries to make sense of trouble he's seen and trouble he's been in. I loved the concept of Caro's family being picked by the sea.
He kept messing up everything and it was also Caro who had to fix it. Her father is jailed on trumped up charges. There's none of that nonsense. For fans of titles such as Heidi Heilig's The Girl from Everywhere or Susan Dennard's Truthwitch. And that's why I will probably pick up the next book to see what happens and hope it continues to improve.
I hope that not only do they explain these elements a little further, but also introduce more. Preservation Hall Jazz Band have announced the release of their new album, So It Is, the septet's second release featuring all-new original music, coming April 21 via Legacy Recordings. But it never stopped her from doing what she had to do, no matter how huge or daunting the challenge was. At the same time, though, she wasn't overly headstrong; she didn't make rash decisions. Any or all are likely present in 90% of new series.