🌟Arc Review 🌟 Crossbones by Kimberly Vale

Thank you Netgalley for this incredible Arc!

Crossbones by Kimberly Vale was a wild ride from beginning to end! I loved mostly all of this story bc… PIRATES!!!

This tale follows 3 Main characters throughout this adventure, Csilla, Kane and Lorelei. This bloody tale full of adventure is also full of secrets. The Bone King dies (the king of the pirates) and now trials must begin to prove who the best candidate is for the crown of Bones! However, there is a lost heir to the throne that some pirates want to find and help and others want to kill.

Although I found some parts to this story predictable, I really loved the pirate vibe of the book and especially the creativity of the trials the pirates went thru. This book has a great ending and I definitely would read more if more is to come!

Look for this on Oct. 5th!

The Bone Ships by R. J. Barker, A Review

This book has a gorgeous map, not to mention its gorgeous cover which admittedly attracted me to pick this up and I was not disappointed. Joron Twiner was a Shipwife on a ship of the dead named Tide Child, at least until he met Lucky Meas. Meas became the Shipwife (or captain) that Joron needed, that his crew needed, and ultimately changed them from feeling miserable and worthless on this ship of the dead, a ship for criminals, to being proud and accomplished with an incredible goal that kept them going and kept me really interested and excited.

There is a lot going on in this book that Barker used to create such a distinctive world. The main two things he did was made a unique language, at least some terms and he also created strange cultural devices that act as somewhat like superstitions to having real effects on bone ships. Both the language and culture Barker used really made this world and this story have a dark, eerie and yet fascinatingly beautiful feeling.

I recommend this as a great “Pirate ” read, if you are looking for battles on sea mixed with battles on land and even a leviathan of legend, then this is perfect. I know that the next time someone asks me about pirate fantasy books this is going to be the first thing I name.

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!