Title: The Pirate’s Wish
Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Publication Date: June 18th 2013
After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. With the help of their friend Marjani and a rather unusual ally, Ananna and Naji make their way south again, seeking what seems to be beyond their reach.
Unfortunately, Naji has enemies from the shadowy world known as the Mists, and Ananna must still face the repercussions of going up against the Pirate Confederation. Together, Naji and Ananna must break the curse, escape their enemies — and come to terms with their growing romantic attraction.
I really liked this book. It’s a fun fantasy that was released a couple years ago. I did initially read it when I was younger and I am happy to say that I still enjoy even after all these years.
I’ve reviewed the first book in this duology here.
The main character Ananna starts off the book so sad which made me sad. She deserves the best and reading about her sadness was not a fun time. I really like her character. I think in this book she mellows out a little bit compared to her character in the first book which is nice. She’s honestly such a fun character and she was the reason I was so invested in the book.
The writing is much like the first book. It wasn’t anything special and I still enjoyed it. The pacing was also good. I didn’t feel like there were any parts where I was bored.
The beginning of the book is really angsty and I absolutely loved it. I really enjoyed the story and as it progressed I was invested in it and the characters. All the characters are so lovable and cute. The romance in this book is also adorable as heck. I loved how much of a slowburn it was. When I think of a slowburn romance this is what I think of. There was so much angst, but it was all worth it in the end.
I liked that this was just a duology. Lately I’ve been really into duologies as I feel like they don’t need as much of my attention and investment unlike series do. It was a sweet book that wrapped up everything nicely and left me feeling satisfied. I recommend these books if you’re looking for a fun, quick fantasy that will make you smile a lot.