Review: Stormbreak

I finished the Seafire trilogy and I’m so sad!! But thank you to Penguin Teen for sending me a finished copy for review. I have loved this series since June 2018, which feels like forever ago, and I’m so grateful to have been able to follow along with this series since the beginning.

I received a finished copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. This has not impacted my review and all thoughts and feelings are my own.


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Stormbreak (Seafire #3) by Natalie C. Parker
Published: February 9, 2021
Publisher: Razorbill
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 421
Rating: star-1star-1star-1star-1
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In this epic conclusion to the Seafire trilogy, which Booklist called “Mad Max by way of Davy Jones,” Caledonia Styx will risk everything–her heart, her crew, and even her life–to defeat Lir and take back the Bullet Seas once and for all.

Aric Athair is dead. But the fight for the Bullet Seas is far from over. Caledonia’s nemesis, Lir–the one responsible for getting her parents killed and for turning her brother into a Bullet–has seized control of the warlord’s army.

Caledonia and her crew have fled to Cloudbreak to prepare for an all-out war. And they are not the only ones. Defecting soldiers begin to show up in droves to join their fight. But just as it seems like the tides might be turning, a surprise attack decimates the growing rebellion.

Desperate, with much of her crew missing or worse, Caledonia is forced to make an unlikely and unsteady alliance with a new enemy. It’s a gamble that could cost her everything, but with the fate of the seas in her hands, Caledonia will do whatever it takes. War has come, and it’s time to sink or swim.


The conclusion to the Seafire trilogy – I’m so sad it’s over. I remember getting an ARC of Seafire from Penguin Teen at BookCon 2018 and absolutely loving it! I recently read Steel Tide, book #2, and just finished Stormbreak. I have been waiting for this conclusion for 3 years now and it was better than I could have hoped.

After the events of Steel Tide and that ENDING, I was scared that this book wouldn’t live up to that hype. But I feel like every book that came out somehow was just as good if not better than the one before. It made reading this series so enjoyable. But, it also makes me sad that Caledonia and Pisces and the whole gang’s journey is done! I sat for a few minutes after finishing, just letting myself soak in what happened. I’m sad now.

Honestly, this series isn’t perfect. There are probably so many things I could name that I didn’t like or thought could be different, but I also feel like it’s so unnecessary because I genuinely enjoyed this series and would wholeheartedly reread these books! I loved watching Caledonia go from a revenge seeking, badass pirate, to a strong, merciful leader. While she remains a badass throughout the series, her motivations completely change and it’s one of my favorite parts.

Plus, there’s so much diversity in these books, it makes me so happy. We have so much LGBTQ+ representation packed into these books, as well as cultural and racial diversity.

I could go on about the things I loved, but I’ll just leave it at this: this series takes you on an incredible journey filled with grief, mercy, and the hope that a revolution can bring. Please read this series!


If this sounds interesting to you, be sure to check out Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller. 

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