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Book Review: This Savage Sea

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

Ok y’all…where do I even begin? When I say you need to read this book, I mean read it right now. (Go watch my IGTV about this).

Like most of you, I read A LOT. So you get pretty good at figuring out stories, where it’s headed, etc. It takes a lot to surprise me and this debut novel by A. P. Walston did just that! It’s available on KU which is where I read it but have since bought a physical copy.

Think Indiana Jones meets Pirates of the Caribbean. I was not ready! This story opens with archeologist Anna in an ancient tomb searching for artifacts, but one wrong move could activate the old booby traps. The action doesn’t stop in this book, and I devoured it! Anna stumbles upon a mysterious pirate who she coerces to help her rescue her wrongfully accused brother by slipping him a wee bit o’ poison. I absolutely cannot wait for book two! This book is amazing!


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An archaeologist with a secret. Three years have trickled by since Anna accomplished the impossible. Three years of avoiding Briland high society, toiling away in ancient ruins among the dead. But when her brother is detained by marshals, Anna jumps at the chance for another fast-paced adventure.

A pirate longing for home. Trevor has tasted nothing but frustration and disappointment in his search for the stolen. Unable to return without it, an opportunity finally presents itself in the form of a naval captain's arrest.

A naval captain caught in the middle. If Markus had known possession of the Pirate King's map would be this much trouble, he would have told Anna to burn it all those years ago. Despite being the key to clearing his name, the map is the least of his concerns. Not with Anna and her mysterious companion dancing around their mutual attraction.

With their rescue attempt behind them, Anna learns the only way to truly save Markus involves the map she stole from the Pirate King. Success hinges on their ability to work together, and with Markus's life hanging in the balance, failure isn't an option.

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