I had been hearing a lot of buzz around this book and was so excited to read it. I love a fun pirate book and These Rebel Waves sounded like it was exactly what I wanted. Then, I began to hear mixed reviews as proofs were released into the world. I was given a couple of warnings about this book and I am so glad I had them. My expectations were well-managed and I ended up really enjoying These Rebel Waves, but I think I would have been incredibly displeased if I hadn’t had those warnings, which I am going to pass on to you.
I didn’t know much about State of Sorrow going in. Not only did I completely misread the blurb when the book was announced (I thought it was a contemporary book -- don’t ask), I just picked it up on blind faith due to the cover and the author. I enjoyed The Sin Eater’s Daughter and was hoping for more strong, yet quiet heroines and lush language.