Tides of Mutiny

Jimmy Patterson/Little, Brown/. Sept. 2021. 400p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780316705752.
Gr 7-10–Lane Garrow is a female sailor on her father’s ship disguised as a male, even though the king recently declared that anyone in her situation would be killed. The new king releases Captain Belza, a pirate who wants revenge on Lane’s father, Captain Garrow. Soon after, a stranger boards the ship, and Lane is forced into an epic adventure while wondering—could the stranger be the missing prince? Is her dad a pirate, too? This work is packed with adventure and the thrills of the high seas. The pirate aspect is exciting and refreshing, while readers are able to get their fill of romance as well. This book is hard to put down, as the adventure begins within the first chapter. It’s to sure to empower female readers to follow their dreams. Any fan of romance, pirates, and high-stakes adventure will love this book. The race of the characters is not clearly stated.
VERDICT A rollicking choice for younger teens.

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