Book Review – These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

these rebel wavesA thrilling new fantasy series—full of deadly magic, double crosses, and a dangerous quest in a new world—from Sara Raasch, the New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series.

Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Agrid, 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 dangerous is at work.

Devereux is a pirate. As one of the stream raiders who run rampant on Grace Loray, he scavenges 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.


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Another 4.5 star read!!

I wanted more pirates but other than that, I adored this book! Politics and intrigue, yes please. And boats and gangs and magic and a cute kid. Yay!

Lu is a seriously badass character, even when she’s not quite sure what she’s doing! I love her dedication and her love for her people. And her sass 🙂 her knowledge of the magical plants is fab, and I really enjoyed how that played out.

Talking of the plants, the magic system in the book is really different and I loved getting to see it at work. More please!

Vex is great fun, and I like that he’s mostly playing catch up or support to Lu 😉 (Girl power!) His crew rock too!

And Teo is a cutie with a heart of gold.

Ben and Jakes made me smile a lot at the start, but as much as I didn’t want to, I really liked how Ben’s storyline played out and I’m dying to know what happens next there. Standing up to your scary tyrant along dad doesn’t sound fun.

And then there’s EPIC cliffhanger. Omg. I need the next book right now. *grabby hands*


Buy These Rebel Waves from Amazon UK.

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