I had high hopes for this book, but ultimately it fell flat for me. The concept is fun, and of course I'm 100% behind female pirates. But the biggest problem was that the MC has absolutely no weaknesses or vulnerability. Every time something happened to her, she *meant* for it to happen and has carefully arranged things to go that way. It undermined any attempt at tension within the novel, and made the character flat and pointless. Additionally, two-thirds of the way through the novel, things took an abrupt turn and some pretty big plot holes resulted. That turn revealed one weakness/vulnerability of the MC's, but it also gave her nearly unlimited power. I really wish this had more developed character and plot, so that I could enjoy the fun swashbuckling bits without feeling like everything these characters did was pointless. Ah, well.

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