My rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
How I Got It: eBook Purchase
Publication Date: June 2017
Publisher: Danger Bearing Press
Point of View: 1st Person Present
Genre: YA Fantasy Adventure
Another book I reviewed back in 2017, but I'm re-posting my review as part of my Author of the Month feature. Besides, this book is too good not to feature twice!
War and Wind is pure action-packed FUN! It's the perfect summer read with all the action and sudden reversals of fortune that you could possibly hope for.
The characters are appealing and well drawn. Nile, in particular, makes for a dynamic heroine with strong motivations. She's definitely a bit bullheaded at times, but you're never left wondering why she makes the choices she does. She always has good reason. As reckless as she can be, there were many times when I had to applaud her for keeping her cool as well as she did.
Her relationship with Lieutenant Dana certainly heats up in this book. I may have enjoyed the slow-burn of the previous book more than the thwarted-love of this book. I guess I like suppressed-passion more than overt-passion in my reads? I don't know. Still, these two were entertaining together either way.
Captain Rima is a PERFECT villain. In that he's horrid. And way too smart and way too powerful for his own good. Gah, I hated him SO MUCH! Which was great and kept me turning pages.
And I have to say, I really loved the twist with Prince Tamiath. I was all prepared to hate him, but then he came on the scene and . . . hmmm. He's not what I was expecting. (And, rest assured, he is NOT a third point in a love triangle either! Definitely NOT. He's his own interesting character, not a romantic prospect for Nile.)
This is book 2 in my three-part Author of the Month feature. If you'd like a chance to win War and Wind and the rest of the Tides series, be sure to sign up for my Reader Group. I've got an exclusive giveaway coming up!