Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion. But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something more dangerous is at work.
Devereux is a pirate. As one of the outlaws called stream raiders who run rampant on Grace Loray, he pirates the island’s magic plants and sells them on the black market. But after Argrid accuses raiders of the diplomat’s abduction, Vex becomes a target. An expert navigator, he agrees to help Lu find the Argridian—but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war.
Benat is a heretic. The crown prince of Argrid, he harbors a secret obsession with Grace Loray’s forbidden magic. When Ben’s father, the king, gives him the shocking task of reversing Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country—or if he’s building his own pyre.
There was a bit of a disconnect between me and These Rebel Waves. I couldn’t relate to the characters or invest myself in the world. The religious portion of the book and that characters point of view was hard for me to get through. Nothing interested me about that character. The other two points of views were okay but not enough to grip me.
This was unfortunately just another YA fantasy that missed the mark for me. I think I need a break from this genre in all honesty. I finished it and can no longer recall any details nor can I really tell you anything about it. It was just that dry for me. However this really might just be me! I know a few friends who really enjoyed this one so I say give it a chance and then yell at me after (haha).
**Thank you HCC Frenzy for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**