A cozy Fantasy book to curl up with. This plot has loads of wonderful themes – pirates, kidnappings, treasure maps and adventure. Evie Waters, the teenage orphan heroine, is a nerdy, book-loving cartographer-wannabe who longs to explore the world. She is smart, with a near-perfect memory, and although she yearns for faraway lands, she is soft-spoken and timid. When events conspire to allow her to live out her dreams, she demonstrates her savvy and inborn intuition that help her to follow the clues left behind by her parents.
This is a light, fun read with plenty of action to keep readers engaged. I found Evie personally to be a bit stereotypical (they leaned on the nerd trope of her eyeglasses a bit much) but she did evolve as the book wound on, and the story became a comfy read through her adventures to the end of this book.