These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders, #1) by Sara Raasch

These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders, #1)

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 rampan...


Details These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders, #1)

TitleThese Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders, #1)
ISBN9780062471505
Author
Release DateAug 7th, 2018
PublisherBalzer + Bray
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Historical, Historical Fiction, Adventure, Pirates
Rating

Reviews These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders, #1)

  • Emily May
    2017-06-13
    I think perhaps Sara Raasch is just not for me. Though her books always sound compelling, I once again find myself distanced from the story by the writing, unattached to the characters, and generally apathetic towards whatever was going on.Sorry to disappoint, but the rumours of gay pirates in These Rebel Waves are false. I guess this will continue to be where I get my gay pirate fix (CW: homophobia, mention of rape). It's not the author's fault;...
  • Melanie
    2018-02-12
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Friends, this just was not the book for me. And you know I hate writing “negative” reviews, so I’m going to try to keep this on the shorter side. But this book and the writing was just equal parts boring and daunting for me. Plus, the magic system was not explained, the characters were hard to like or believe, and I never cared enough to root for any of them. But I...
  • Hamad
    2018-04-19
    Actual rating: 1.5 starsYou can find this review and other non-spoilery reviews @The Book Prescription🌟 Expectations is the keyword here, if you see the top reviews on GR, you will see that they are all readers excited for a “Gay Pirates” story, after seeing all those reviews I was pretty sure that was what we are getting. Obviously, apart from a minor focus on an LGBTQ character, this has nothing to do with the whole “Gay pirates” thi...
  • Natalie Monroe
    2016-03-09
    “'As much as I don’t know you, raider, you don’t know me. You have no idea what I am capable of.'Vex considered. ‘You’re right—I don’t know you. But I know who you want to be, princesa, and that might be more dangerous to you.’” Snow Like Ashes left me high and dry, but I had high hopes for this one because one, gay pirates and two, gay pirates. Honestly a more wonderful combination of words could not have been invented other t...
  • Amanda
    2018-06-20
    3.5* *I received this ARC in exchange for honest review*The story follows our 3 MCs as their lives intertwine in a Spanish Inquisition inspired post-War setting. >Adeluna: Former rebel spy, magic expert,badass lady>Devereux: Pirate/ Stream Raider, mischievous bugger, secretly a cinnamon roll>Benat: Gay Prince of Argrid, science nerd, hereticI really loved all of the MCs. That being said, I had a very difficult time connecting with them. This isn...
  • J.A. Ironside
    2018-06-03
    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewThis isn’t a bad book. As in, it’s not badly written or lazy or offensive. It doesn’t deserve to be relegated to a low rating with books that are all of those things. It just really didn’t do it for me. Part of the problem is that I allowed myself to be swayed by hype. I should have compared the hype to the blurb because I was not in the target audience for this book at all. This b...
  • Shelby Palmer
    2017-04-08
    Holy crap. That was so good. Vex is a babe and officially on my book boyfriend list. The world was complex but well explained and thought out. I enjoyed both the political side and the magic system. There was just enough balance to make it interesting.
  • Di
    2018-07-12
    **I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes were taken from the advanced readers copy and as such may not be accurate or present in the final version**I buddy read this book with the super awesome Amy from A Magical World of Words. We had the best chats and I always enjoy a buddy read with a #squad member.I really adored this book. Having not read anything by Raasch before I wa...
  • Kelly Brigid
    2018-08-11
    To my dismay, I thought that this book fell very flat. I had such high hopes for it, and loved so many of the individual elements within in. Unfortunately, all these bits and pieces mesh together in odd ways, and aren't descriptive or unique enough to stand out. I couldn't connect with any of the characters, and the romances felt forced. I also would've liked to have seen more privateering. Considering the title of this novel, I was expecting mor...
  • Blythe
    2018-07-02
    Without a doubt on of my top reads for 2018. Holy plot twists Batman! I loved the characters in this book so much. Omg I need Book 2 right now because I am not ok!
  • Alexandra
    2018-02-14
    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.This is hard book NOT to spoil! There are amazing details, fascinating world-building, from the theocratic regime to a federation-like state with lots of secrets and amazing characters! The romance people was amazing! I loved the pirates, the banter, the angst and the descriptions!
  • Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
    2017-09-02
    Just awesome!!!(Περισσότερα αν τελικά κυκλοφορήσει...)
  • ALEXA
    2018-07-27
    I have very mixed feelings about this book! On the one hand, I was interested enough to keep reading till the end because I thought the three main characters each had solid stories to tell. But on the other, the actual writing style, as well as the world itself, was not entirely my cup of tea.
  • Kaleena ★ Reader Voracious
    2018-08-05
    None of this was a game. War was a necessity. If you are looking for an action-packed story full of political intrigue, colonization, oppression, war, disillusionment, and religious fervor... this is the first-in-duology book for you! These Rebel Waves is not quite what I expected (pirates sailing the open seas 🏴☠), but fortunately for me I love books like this! I think that if you have expectations about this being your typical pirate adve...
  • Nicole Burton
    2018-05-24
    I have been wanting to read this book since the minute I heard about it. I've been dying to get my hands on it, and thanks to an amazing friend I was able to read it and let me tell you... It was worth the wait! This book is just incredible! It has everything in it, adventure, mystery, a lit bit of romance, and some unexpected twists at the end! I loved all three of the leads, they were just so well written, I can't pick a favorite! The world bui...