Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"A Tow?" "Are You Mad? Who Needs a Tow?"

Mad Kestrel by Misty Massey

In a world where infants with magical powers are torn from their parents to be raised by the mysterious and powerful Danisoba, who have a monopoly on magic, Kestrel has managed to keep her abilities concealed—and herself free. First hiding in back alleys as a street urchin, she hid when they killed her parents, and then served as a young tavern maid before escaping to sea, where magic is cancelled by water.
Now an adult, as the quartermaster of a pirate ship, Kestrel loves the freedom of living on the seas. But her way of life could end if anyone on board learns her closely guarded secret—that she has magical control over the wind.
One day a black ship appears, and her life changes. Its captain is a handsome rogue of whom Kestrel is strangely, constantly aware.
When Kestrel’s captain is led into a trap and is arrested, she gathers her crew and sets sail in relentless pursuit. . . .

My Thoughts
This book was a fast and entertaining read. It really kept me on my toes. The outcome you thought was going to happen ended up being completely different. I really admire Kestrel when she takes the Thanos in her own hands and is going to rescue her captain. Binns shouldn't have kept all those secrets from Kestrel, if he trusted her like he said then there would be no reason to be not told the truth. I don't know if I was Kestrel, it would be awfully hard to forgive Binns for the secrets he kept. The character McAvery is something else. I really didn't like him at the beginning but when the end came he didn't turn out too badly. I just wonder how if there was a next book, what would Kestrel and McAvery be like and how Kestrel is getting on with her new position. Great read all around.

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