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Review: Over Raging Tides by Jennifer Ellision

You could literally sell me my own soul with the hook of: a cast of female pirates. I will read basically everything with that tag line because that’s the type of person I am. Throw in some mermaids, some legends, and treasure? Sold. That’s why Over Raging Tides was a book I knew I’d have to read.


The pirate crew of the Lady Luck lives by many rules, but chief among them is this: they do not allow men on board.

That’s a rule that quartermaster Grace Porter is willing to break when a shipwrecked young nobleman offers her information of an omniscient map, stolen from his warship by an enemy vessel. Until now, the map was only the stuff of legend… but with its help, Grace may finally be able to hunt down the Mordgris, the sea monsters who stole her mother away from her.

Unfortunately, some members of her crew have other plans…

To find the map and face the Mordgris, Grace will have to confront her past, put the Luck between warring nations, and uncover treachery aboard the ship. And ultimately, her revenge and the destruction of the Mordgris will come at a hefty price: the betrayal of her crew.

Grace promised them they wouldn’t regret this.

She just isn’t sure that she won’t.


book review over raging tides by jennifer ellision(Disclaimer: I received this free book from the author. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

First off can I just say that I need the sequel right now? That cliff hanger ending is where I’ll be until the next one – just saying. Okay, Over Raging Tides is fast paced and entirely fun. There is an all female pirate crew with betrayal, secrets, and battles. This book is perfect for pirate fans and those who want fierce heroines. It features a strong and feisty crew of female pirates who go on adventures, escape perilous situations, and visit pirate islands.

I do wish there was more on the side characters, the pirate crew, but this is the first in the series that will set up the foundation for the series. (Also the sequel promises more diving into another side character, so I am not mad at all). The history of the crew and our main characters are peeled back as the story goes on. It’s definitely a good start and I hope there will be more depth of characters and history as the story goes on. I can’t wait to read more about Grace’s family, her backstory, and the mystery behind the map. My interest is piqued for more! Check out Over Raging Tides on Goodreads.


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2 thoughts on “Review: Over Raging Tides by Jennifer Ellision

  1. After reading Daughter of a Pirate King, I’m all in with female pirates too. I’ve read this author’s books before and will be checking out this one too.

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