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)
Release DateAug 7th, 2018
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Adventure, Pirates, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders, #1)

  • Emily May
    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
    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...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Beautiful Sprayed Edges! LINK TO THE GOODIESI'm on the fence so I'm leaving it at 3 stars for now 😕
  • Hamad
    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
    “'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...
  • Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
    Review can also be found at Dana and the Books. I should have loved These Rebel Waves. It has pirates, magic, politics, jail breaks; it ticks all the Dana boxes. Sadly, this one was possibly the most disappointing book of 2018 for me.The Good:○ It's in Third Person POV. First person POV seems to be the standard for many YA novels so it's always refreshing when that's not the case○Every time Argrid was mentioned, my brain decided to pronounce ...
  • Adah Udechukwu
    At first I didn't flow with These Rebel Waves. The first 10 chapters was kinda weird.It took a while before I understood the political situation; It was a mess but later the novel got interesting and fun. When I started the novel I was so sure of my self that I was never ever ever going to read book 2 but things are different now.Book 1 started making sense half way. Four stars to These Rebel Waves
  • Amanda
    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...
  • Kelly Brigid
    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...
  • Shelby Palmer
    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.
  • J.A. Ironside
    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...
  • Elle♣
    3 starsmehRTC
  • Mary Nguyen (fox & wit)
    Some thoughts in response to what other people are saying, particularly as a critique.1) Bland gay characters. Honestly? I hadn’t heard much about this book and didn’t realize it was pitched as an LGBT book. Was it? I don’t know. I can see why people who expected this would be disappointed but for someone who definitely enjoys good LGBT representation, this was not a factor that bothered me. Because that isn’t an expectation I had. Becaus...
  • Robin Bonne
  • Di
    **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...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    3 starsAlright, I admit it.Most of my Goodreads updates have been me complaining about how much I wasn't into this book. And I still keep that feeling, but I've also been thinking about the story and the intricate plotting, and I've had a slight change in heart that pushed this book up a half star.I can start of with this was definitely not what I've expected. I've never read any of Raasch's previous works, but I've heard some good things. And I ...