Monday, 31 July 2017

Review - Sea (The Huntress Trilogy, #1) by Sarah Driver

Title: Sea (The Huntress Trilogy, #1)
Author: Sarah Driver
Pages: 336
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
Release date: 6th April 2017

Blurb from Goodreads: 

In the sky, the fire spirits dance and ripple. Grandma says they showed our Tribe that I’d be a captain, before I was even born.

Ever since Ma died, Mouse has looked after her little brother, Sparrow, dreaming of her destiny as captain of the Huntress. But now Da’s missing, Sparrow is in danger, and a deathly cold is creeping across Trianukka . . .

Sea-churning, beast-chattering, dream-dancing, whale-riding, terrodyl-flying, world-saving adventure. The first book in a stunning new fantasy adventure trilogy, perfect for readers aged 9+ and fans of Philip Pullman, Piers Torday, Abi Elphinstone, Katherine Rundell and Frances Hardinge.

My Review:

 *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Egmont Publishing and NetGalley*

Mouse lives on a ship, the Huntress, with her brother and father, grandmother, who is the captain, and the crew.
Mouse has been looking after her brother, Sparrow, since Ma died and waits for the day that she will become the captain of the Huntress.
Things go downhill when Da goes missing and a new navigator starts causing trouble.

Sea was an imaginative middle grade novel.
I liked the concept of the book and how stubborn and determined Mouse was.
The plot was good overall and I thought the idea of beast-chatter was interesting.
My attention did wander once or twice but I found the writing style to be unique.

Overall this was a mostly enjoyable middle grade novel.