This is a promising start for a cozy, young adult adventure on the high seas. You get the classic elements of pirates and treasure maps, while also having the benefit of seeing the story unfold from the young orphan heroine, Evie Waters’s, point of view. It was fun reading about this kind of story from a girl’s perspective, but her overall characterization felt rough at times. She’s stubborn, strong willed and very nerdy, but it would have been more compelling to have a heroine with more dimensions to her personality. My favorite part of the novel was the world building, which we cleverly get to explore more in depth because Evie is an aspiring cartographer and must compensate for her lack of experience with her vast book-learned knowledge.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Jennifer Wolbeckhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngJennifer Wolbeck2021-04-19 17:40:412021-04-20 07:37:10Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Jennifer Wolbeck
I love how the author crafts her stories. And this latest is such an interesting departure from her Hero High series. I loved the movement and feel of this book. It unfolded beautifully and really grabbed my attention. I love a good swashbuckling tale and this felt original. It was a truly enjoyable read that unfolded like a movie in my mind.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Heather Lovelacehttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngHeather Lovelace2021-04-06 10:32:572021-04-06 10:32:57Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Heather Lovelace
The Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate Book 1) by Mina Chara is an adventurous pirate fantasy spun artfully around the main character Evie Waters. Evie is a 19 year old orphaned-as-an-infant young woman who despite her shortcoming makes up for it in her charismatic determination and intelligence. The diverse supporting cast of secondary characters bring her quest to find her parents on the high seas to life. The author truly gave these characters depth and life that does wonders in keeping the plotline moving in a captivating way. While the book’s target audience is YA it is also befitting for readers in the New Adult and Adult age groups who enjoy a delightful adventure that will truly suck you into the tale.
Another aspect to enjoy about this story is that you have a vast water encompassed world explored through Evie’s quest. Different nooks and crannies of the ports and islands that Evie finds herself are presented in a way that you can imagine the settings vividly without losing the story’s pace. The imagery of the different ships, bustling markets, divey bars, and (starkly different) posh palace interiors give the fantasy world a sense of wondrous tangibility.
The action is balanced with humor and tender moments throughout the book. Though Evie was raised an orphan she is able to find a home for herself and more on the seas with her newfound companions. The ending to this first book is well written and seems to close Evie’s initial adventures. As a reader I can’t wait to dive into the second book.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Danielle Thompsonhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngDanielle Thompson2021-04-05 22:15:382021-04-06 08:39:20The Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate Book 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Danielle Thompson
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.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Erica Shoebridgehttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngErica Shoebridge2021-04-05 22:10:232021-04-06 08:37:55Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Erica Shoebridge
I give The Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate Book 1) by Mina Chara, 5 stars.
What I really enjoyed about this action/adventure book was that it delves right into things, not stringing it out, but getting right into the action. A book involving a treasure map and searching by boat for treasure usually keeps us on the boat for quite a while as they travel to where they believe is the right place. Not so with this book. The author puts us into things so much sooner. But don’t get me wrong, the story does not feel rushed at all. The story itself is also so enjoyable. It reminds me of Indiana Jones meets Pirate of the Caribbean, with a supernatural element.
Then there are the characters. Although the character is young adult, this book is very enjoyable for all adults. Evie is so good as the main character. A little naive in the beginning, she learns as she goes and rely on her gut to tell her who is good people. Not your average pirate, she quickly learns to be useful. The other characters, both good and bad, help round out this book. Each one is unique and an asset to the book.
If you enjoy action/adventure set around the old pirate world, I highly recommend this book. I, for one, could not put it down until I finished. I also anxiously await book two.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Erin Wolfhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngErin Wolf2021-04-05 22:06:562021-04-06 08:37:11Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Erin Wolf
If you love stories that include pirates, adventures to far away places, treasure and just fantasy stories in general then you will love Mina Chara’s The Ocean’s Light. The Ocean’s light is filled with miraculous treasure, swashbuckling pirates, and very detailed character and location descriptions that make you feel like you’ve been pulled to the depths of the ocean. Miss Chara grabs her readers attention from page one and never lets it go. I’m not sure what I expected when it came to this adventure story but i can certainly say that it was truly a breath fresh air. Much like miss Chara’s Hero High series I couldn’t put this first book down and I can’t wait for the next installment.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Stephanie Corbinhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngStephanie Corbin2021-04-05 16:07:352021-04-06 08:26:53Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Stephanie Nicole
The Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate Book 1) by Mina Chara 4 Stars!!!!
I have read this author before and I was not disappointed. I found the story to be unique and orginal story. The characters just really come right off of the page. I really found myself getting swept up into the story and felt as though I am right there in the midst of the action. The plot is refreshing and really gripping. I could not put this book down.
I really could feel Evies’s pain and really was hoping for the best. This story had a lot of twists and turns. I could feel the pull between Evie and Captain Rama. I could feel her pain and her emotions as the story unfolded. I very much look forward to reading more from this series.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Caralee Loonathttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngCaralee Loonat2021-04-05 15:37:122021-04-06 08:22:34The Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate Book 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Caralee Loonat
This is a fun filled, adventure packed, exciting pirate adventure from the word go. Captured by pirates who want her treasure map, orphaned Evie Waters becomes embroiled in a quest to find the much-coveted Ocean’s Light. The Ocean’s Light given by the sea, is able to grant a wish to those who posses it. Evie is convinced the Light holds the answers to who her parents are and will reveal what her destiny is. The plot was easy to follow yet still interesting and I really enjoyed the character development and the different personalities of everyone involved in the book. I’m happy to see that this is part of a series and I can’t wait to find out what the feisty Evie and the crew of the Easy Money get up to next.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Elizabeth Chapman Goughhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngElizabeth Chapman Gough2021-04-05 12:31:382021-04-05 13:56:52Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Lizzie Chapman Gough
This isn’t a new author for me, I’ve read multiple books by Ms. Chara before. Which is why the second I saw this new series, I was all over it. This was fantastic and beautifully written. The story itself was a bit different than I first imagined it would be. I guess that’s why I’m the reader and not the author, because it was done perfectly. This story follows Ms. Evie Waters as she tries to search for the one thing her parents left her when she was taken to the orphanage. This adventure has pirates, magic, sea creatures and puzzles to keep you guessing. Absolutely recommend and can’t wait for the next book!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Meg Tyrrellhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngMeg Tyrrell2021-04-05 09:21:252021-04-05 13:41:39Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Meg Tyrrell
The Ocean’s Light is the first book in the new series Blood of the Pirate, by Mina Chara. I have read her Hero High series, and enjoyed it, but this book is so much different. It is really different from anything I have ever read. It kind of reminded me of Pirates of the Caribbean. There is a lot of adventure, with three different crews fighting over a map to reach the most important treasure of all, the Ocean’s Light. Evie is stuck in the middle of it all, with all 3 crews fighting over her, as it was her map to start with. There is Captain Rama’s crew, with first mates Slim and Bulk, who became somewhat of friends to Evie. There is Captain Hammer, and his crew of sons, which seem to always be after Rama’s ship. And then Captain Luna, who is a soldier, trying to recover the map for his queen. There is so much going on, action packed adventure on every page. Evie may be an orphan child, but she is tough, and cleaver. The supporting characters have vivid descriptions, allowing the reader to envision them all and ‘watch’ the story unfold. This book is a YA, geared toward teens, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, in my 30s. Well done Chara.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Elizabeth Sanchezhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngElizabeth Sanchez2021-04-04 21:54:242021-04-05 08:00:42Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez
As a reader who enjoys action, suspense, and a story that keeps me on my toes, I can whole-heartedly recommend this book. The Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate Book 1) by Mina Chara is SUCH a good read. I was immediately swept up in the story and the characters. This is the first book I’ve read by this author, and I am stoked that it is only the first in this series. This YA adventure book is full of many things that will appeal to even the most finicky of readers. If you have a young adult (or even older adult) that is a hesitant reader, this story is sure to capture their imaginations and be an exception for them. The main character, Evie, is a well-developed protagonist who takes a leap and sets out on a swashbuckling adventure. Aboard the ship Easy Money, Evie clashes with Captain Hammer as they fight to get to The Light and treasure first. Some books are really good at dissolving the real world around you and absorbing you into its story – this is definitely one of them! I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Christine J. Spulakhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngChristine J. Spulak2021-04-04 14:18:572021-04-04 15:42:11The Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate Book 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Chrissy Spulak
The Ocean’s Light is the first book in Mina Chara’s Blood of the Pirate series. I’ve enjoyed reading Chara’s Hero High series and have often contemplated running away and becoming a pirate so was eager to get into this new series. Evie is a cool protagonist. She gives up a secure, if uninteresting life to follow a treasure map that’s all she has left of her parents. Intelligent and determined, often to the point of recklessness, she’s met her match in the resourceful pirates and captivating mystery that surround her and her mission. This is a great book for teen and young adult readers who enjoy pirates and action, with fantasy elements and puzzling mysteries. It’s got plenty to engage and entertain, with a loveable, if rough, crew of characters. For me, this is a five-star book. I’m looking forward to reading more of the series!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Francis O'Sullivanhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngFrancis O'Sullivan2021-04-03 14:01:082021-04-03 22:58:25Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Francis O’Sullivan
A nice breath of bracing sea air, that was an absolute pleasure to read. I honestly didn’t know what I expected going into this, but honestly, this is the most swashbuckling and interesting adventure story that I have read in a long time, and I read a lot. Thought that Chara brought back the magic of pirate adventures that has not really been done effectively since the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy (I ignore the other movies.) The crew of the ship appropriately named Easy Money, are traveling the seas in search of the Oceans Light, which happens to be a mystical artifact that has all but passed into legend. This artifact is powerful though and Evie and the crew will stop at nothing to keep it from falling into the wrong hands, especially the hands of Captain Hammer who would use the awesome power the Oceans Light possesses for ill. I honestly enjoyed every second of this, enjoying the characters and the all-around piratey-ness. Think that children and adults alike can find something to adore in this book, its great fun, and sort of makes you want to hoist the sails and set off on your own adventure, fraught with mythical creatures and long-forgotten artifacts, and of course a dash of piracy along the way. Cannot wait to read the next books in the series.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Danielle Dandohttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngDanielle Dando2021-03-29 11:44:142021-03-29 16:46:32Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Dani Dando
The Ocean’s Light is a gift from the sea to mankind, it can grant any wish to the one chosen to wield it, but it comes with a price, as all magic does, but it is a temptation to those who haven’t been chosen as well. When first gifted the light, the girl chosen wants to use the wish for good, but she also knows that it is a great responsibility on her shoulders, however, the more she argues with herself over what to wish for, the more she realises that she doesn;t want any part of this gift after all, so she decides to return it to the sea and into the arms of guardian who takes into the depths.
Many years later and The Ocean’s Light has become a myth, but there are still a few who believe in its existence and one who holds the key to it, although they don’t know they do, only that it is the only thing linking them to a family lost so they decide to take destiny into their own hands when they have to choose between staying where they have grown up or finding a crew to take them to where this key leads. Things do not go quite to plan and instead of finding and leading a crew, they are kidnapped by one, however, there is another crew who want to help them escape from their captivity, meanwhile in the background there is a third crew who want this key for themselves and will do anything to get it.
Will the person who holds the key find out the secret it opens and what will they do with the information? Which of the three crews will help and which ones will hinder the exploration and will the prize be worth the price in the end? This is a fantasy adventure across unknown seas to far away lands, with a fair amount of thievery and swashbuckling along the way, it is a book anyone and everyone can enjoy from start to finish as secrets are revealed and truths are uncovered.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Roxsanne Lesieurhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngRoxsanne Lesieur2021-03-29 07:18:222021-03-29 16:43:33The Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate Book 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.
This is the first book in The Blood Of The Pirate series. I really enjoyed this story. It is a mixture of Pirates of the Carribean and Indiana Jones. It’s an action packed adventure from the first page. I can’t wait to see how to books unfold.
When Evie Waters has a dream to sail the seas and find where the map her parents left her leads she doesn’t expect to be kidnapped by pirates. Add to this the fact that the journey isn’t plan sailing, with mysteries and curses around every corner can they find what x is hiding. Is it riches or is it something more sinister and magical.
With the queen’s navy on their tale to retrieve the item before Evie and the pirates reach it it becomes a race against time.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Kerry Carrhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngKerry Carr2021-03-29 04:21:102021-03-29 16:42:20The Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Kerry Carr
The Ocean’s Light (Book One in the Blood Of The Pirate series) by Mina Chara was a really good read! This was a fast-paced novel, full of action, adventure and of course pirates! The storyline is very interesting, and the characters were strange and very well written. I was instantly enthralled in this novel when I started reading it. The only thing I didn’t enjoy so much, was that the novel felt rushed. I felt like the events that transpire during the novel could be more well explained, yet weren’t, so some events felt confusing to me. Other than that this novel was great! I can’t wait to read the next installment!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Rachel Mosshttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngRachel Moss2021-03-28 22:17:432021-03-28 22:42:53Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Rachel Moss
This was a great first book in a pirate series! Definitely a series that I will be adding to my TBR list once they are released!
The characters were truly, delightful to learn about as they were introduced. I am looking forward to learning more about their backstory in the next book. It will be interesting to me to see how the author proceeds with the story line!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Desiree Ottingerhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngDesiree Ottinger2021-03-28 20:22:512021-03-28 22:36:10Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Desiree Ottinger
This is a great read!!! I was very pleasantly surprised….this is a easy read. If you are looking for adventure, mayhem, mystery with Pirates this book is for you!! I cannot wait until the next book comes out to continue the adventure. One of my favorite parts is when Bulk calls Evie “Glasses”. The characters in the book were neat, reminding me of Pirates of the Caribbean with a twist :). I highly recommend this book, it was a great read :).
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Lorralei Hoernerhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngLorralei Hoerner2021-03-28 18:40:272021-03-28 19:41:41Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Lorralei Hoerner
I enjoyed this exciting fantasy adventure which had me gripped from page one. As well as searching for her parents Evie is on a swashbuckling adventure along with the crew of the pirate ship, ‘Easy Money’. Having found an ancient map Evie must solve an insoluble puzzle if she is to win a legendary prize, but she soon finds herself in a deadly race between pirate captains to decide the fate of the world. Evie and the crew of ‘Easy Money’ must find The Ocean’s Light, an ancient artefact which wields incalculable power before it falls into the hands of a dangerous pirate crew, that of Captain Hammer and his sons. The wonderful world building really bought this novel to life and made me feel fully immersed in the story. I enjoyed the mix of fantasy and folklore and found Evie to be a great main character who I felt engaged with. The storyline was action packed and fast paced with an exciting and adventurous plot which kept me happily turning the pages. I look forward to book two in the series.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Jennifer Gordonhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngJennifer Gordon2021-03-28 12:07:102021-03-28 19:29:23Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Jennifer Gordon
This is an YA adventure story. I would put this from about 5th or 6th level reading and older. I cannot wait to see where Mina Chara is going to follow up this masterfully crafted story. The plot is full of action and adventure. The characters are fully developed and enjoyable to read. In this action story there are pirates and creatures and their action and adventure stories. Every page I turned the page just made me turn the pages faster and faster. The ship Easy Money is on an adventure to find The Ocean’s Light. This light is to have incalculable power. It is easy to see why Captain Hammer wants the light for himself. Evie and the crew of Easy Money are trying to get to The Ocean’s Light first. Will Easy Money get to treasure first or will Captain Hammer and his crew get it first? I highly recommend this book. Batten Down The Hatches and enjoy the adventure.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Erica Fishhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngErica Fish2021-03-25 13:36:562021-03-25 18:26:13The Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate Book 1) by Mina Chara -Review by Erica Fish
This is the first book in a series by a new author for me. The cover is what caught my eye and enticed me to pick up this book to read it. I love books related to pirates so just seeing the ship on the cover drew me in. And gosh did this book sail me on an ocean adventure. I found this to be a fast-paced story and was filled with quite a bit of action. I found that the family story felt familiar to me from the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” movie to some degree. Perhaps that was a reason that the story resonated with me so much and I enjoyed it. If you enjoy books related to pirates, ships, and finding lost treasure then you will find this book as enjoyable as I did.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Karen Pearmanhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngKaren Pearman2021-03-25 08:56:162021-03-25 09:36:36Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Karen Pearman
The Ocean’s Light is the first book in Mina Chara’s new Blood of the Pirate series where fantasy meets folklore. Mina’s stories are always fun and full of adventure and if you like Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones or even the Library you are gonna love this new series. The action and adventure will have you thinking like and hearing yourself speaking in your mind like a pirate. Yeah, yeah, I know crazy town, hubby can verify that. Any who, it was easy to become lost and immersed in the story as it was so entertaining. The one thing that let it down was that there are some editing issues that stopped the natural flow. Besides that, I cannot wait for the next book.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Jenni Bishophttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngJenni Bishop2021-03-25 03:22:532021-03-25 06:46:04The Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Jenni Bishop
The Ocean’s Light is the first book in the Blood of the Pirate series by Mina Chara. I love Ms. Chara’s Hero High series, so I was quite excited to find she had released a new book and discover that it’s also the start of a swashbuckling new series. She had me on the first page- reading The Legend of the Light introduction to the story was all I needed to see to know that I was going to love this story. And I did. This is Indiana Jones meets Pirates of the Caribbean- a wonderfully original swashbuckling pirate adventure- a treasure hunt full of action, intrigue, mystery, danger, drama, curses, and so much more. I was glued to the pages, not wanting to put the book down until I had read every last word. I am hooked on this book/series- and really can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. I am so happy that this story was so incredibly good, as there were a few editing issues (Amazon Au verified purchase Kindle copy) which pulled me out of the story and disrupted the flow. Simple things that should have been picked up in the editing/proof reading/Beta reading phase- and had they been, this book would have been all the better for it. Issues such as getting characters mixed up, referring to an MC’s as he, when they are she- or she, when they are he. Starting off in a MC’s character perspective (Slim) and then calling her Bulk (another MC). Sentences that don’t quite make sense, because of the use of wrong words, and simple typos like using ‘in’, instead of ‘at’. So, I am so very relieved that the story was so captivating, because becoming immersed in all the action and adventure did help to distract me from the editing issues- to the point where they didn’t detract (too much) from my overall enjoyment of the story. I am invested in this series now, as it has captured my imagination and got me thinking- my mind is pondering all the various scenarios of where we can go from here. I can’t wait! Bring on Book #2! Happy reading!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Angela Hayeshttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngAngela Hayes2021-03-22 22:09:262021-03-22 22:10:45The Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate Book 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Angela Hayes
The Ocean’s Light by Mina Chara is the first book in the Blood of the Pirate series. This is a well written young adult book that is full of adventure on every page. I loved that the way the author had written the blurb as it felt like I was going in blind to the book. Because of that it was like I was experiencing everything right there along with the characters. This was an exciting and fast paced story that will really appeal to someone of the genre it is written for. The book was so easy to read and was so enjoyable. I am looking forward to seeing what is next in the series.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Kerry Bakerhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngKerry Baker2021-03-22 14:45:492021-03-22 21:58:14Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Kerry Baker
This is the first book in the Blood of the Pirate series. This book is an Adventure and is 228 pages. This story follows Evie as she searches for her parents. Evie and her crew, aboard the ship the Easy Money, search far and wide for a powerful ancient artifact called The Ocean’s Light. It calls to her day and night. They must find it before it lands in the wrong hands, mainly those of Captain Hammer.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Heidi Schoolmanhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngHeidi Schoolman2021-03-20 18:30:482021-03-21 06:40:11Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Heidi Schoolman
Evie I like her. I really enjoyed the concept of this book its very refreshing. I love the elements of fantasy /folklore creatures been added into the mix. Really well written. I enjoyed the adventure this book has taken me on.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Piperhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngPiper2021-03-18 17:17:282021-03-18 21:10:41The Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Piper Foster
I enjoyed this young adult story. This is a story that would be great for any young adult who is looking for an adventure. This is a newer author for me, I can’t wait to see what is next for her. This is a well developed story that has pirates, creatures, magic and is just full of action. The characters are great, strong, and creative. They took me on an adventure and I enjoyed watching their growth. I had no problems relating to them as they brought the story to life on every page. The girl in this story is faced with choices but will the ocean Light make her question if she made the right choice. The Light is dangerous, full of power and calls out to the girl. What will happen next? I highly recommend reading this book to find out what happens with the girl and the Light. An adventure you don’t want to miss.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Bobbi Wagnerhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngBobbi Wagner2021-03-13 14:26:412021-03-13 20:01:58Ocean’s Light (Blood of the Pirate BOOK 1) by Mina Chara – Review by Bobbi Wagner
This is books 4, 5, and 6 so you have to make sure to read the first 3 for this to make sense. You see great growth out of Friday in this series. Of course, in this series, ‘normal’ is anything but normal in this case!’ Especially since Friday is part of a reality tv series for superheroes. Without giving anything away, the characters are well written, and the growth not only with Friday, but all the characters and the book as a whole as well! A great series for anyone to get hookes into!!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Raylene Greenhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngRaylene Green2020-10-21 21:14:522020-10-21 23:26:22Hero High: Heartbreak Rebellion (Hero High Collections Book 2) by Mina Chara – Review by Raylene Green
I’ve read each and every book of this series and fell in love with them from the first one! This one shows exactly why the series is not only never-ending but grasps your interest. A lot is at stake for our heroine as she must battle to choose stardom and all that it entails or continuing to fight for the righteous that her heart leads her. Great story for teens and kids alike to learn from. I’m a grown adult who found this book all like the others to captivate not only my attention but teach valuable lessons about life and overcoming obstacles. Great writing!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Faith Jacksonhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngFaith Jackson2020-10-09 15:01:162020-10-09 15:01:16Hero High: Figure In The Flames by Mina Chara – Review by Faith Jackson
Hero High: Heartbreak Rebellion by Mina Chara Four Stars
Hero High: Heartbreak Rebellion is Books 4 Depression, 5 Acceptance and 6 Hero of the Hero High series by Mina Chara. This segment of the series is filled with fast paced intrigue and adventure along with a little romance throw in. Friday Fitzsimmons is back and on the edge of stardom, but is that what she really wants? This fantasy superhero genre is not one I usually read, but I’m really enjoying this series. All of the characters are growing as the series unravels and the writing is wonderful. I highly recommend this book, series and author.
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