(Disclaimer: In exchange for an honest and unbiased review, I received a free digital copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed within this review are my own.)
A coming-of-age tale of redemption and revenge, Girl at Sea by David
Burton blends the genres of urban fantasy and adventure to form a unique
story that blurs the line between hope and despair. Girl at Sea follows the lives of two shipmates, Beth and Silas, as they navigate the Pacific Ocean in search of peace and redemption after their worlds are shattered by violent tragedies. Even as they try to escape the darkness of their past, Death follows close at their heels . . . or is it in fact leading them to their ultimate destination?
Between gripping action scenes and engrossing character development, I was hard-pressed to put this incredible story down. The prose flowed beautifully, especially the excellent descriptions of Beth and Silas's time at sea. I especially loved the camaraderie between these two intriguing characters. The author's expert use of foreshadowing helped build suspense even though more than a few of the events that occurred were predictable. While there were some speed bumps, they weren't enough to ruin my experience. I wholeheartedly recommend this treasure of a book. Girl at Sea is for mature readers only.
If you'd like to connect with David Burton or check out Girl at Sea and discover his other works, please visit his website.
David Burton also has a blog where he posts writing prompts and a currently ongoing serialized novel called Windhaven, a sailing, survival-at-sea tale. To learn more about Windhaven and check out his writing prompts, please visit this link.