Tuesday, 4 September 2018

5 Reasons Why You Should Read: These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

Hey everyone, today I've written a '5 Reasons Why' this time featuring These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch. I was lucky enough to win a copy from the lovely Harper360 team, and it is honestly amazing. I think you'll all love it.

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 more dangerous is at work.

Devereux 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 war.

Benat 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 pyre.

As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex, and Ben will have to decide who they really are . . . and what they are willing to become for peace.



Pirates: And not in the 'yo ho' sense. Raasch's pirates call themselves Raiders, and they're certainly a law unto themselves.

Revolution: Anyone who knows me knows I'm a big Les Mis fan and a sucker for revolution. I was never going to say no to a story like this.

Magic: Who doesn't love a bit of magic? From botanical herbs that cure ailments, to ones that allow you to hear over great distances, this book weaves magic throughout.

Complex Character Relationships: From Lu and her parents, Vex and his shipmates, to Ben and both his boyfriend and father, there's so much going on alongside the story that its hard not to be dragged straight under. This book certainly is a kraken when it comes to drama. 

Gripping: I devoured this book in two days. Once you start, it will scarcely let you go!

As always thanks for reading, and do feel free to leave a comment below or @ me on Twitter!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

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