Series: These Treacherous Tides #0
Release Date: July 26th 2018
Publisher: Avos Publishing
Find it on: Goodreads. Amazon.
Source: I was kindly sent an ebook copy for review
Rating: 4/5 stars
The ocean is uncontrollable and dangerous. But to the sirens who swim the warm island waters, it’s a home more than worth protecting from the humans and their steam-propelled ships. Between their hypnotic voices and the strength of their powerful tails, sirens have little to fear.
That is, until the ruthless pirate captain, Kian, creates a device to cancel out their songs.
Perle was the first siren captured, and while all since have either been sold or killed, Kian still keeps them prisoner. Though their song is muted and their tail paralyzed, Perle’s hope for escape rekindles as another pirating vessel seizes Kian’s ship. This new captain seems different, with his brilliant smile and his promises that Kian will never again be Perle’s master. But he’s still a human, and a captor in his own way. The compassion he and his rag-tag human family show can’t be sincere… or can it?
Soon it becomes clear that Kian will hunt Perle relentlessly, taking down any siren in her path. As the tides turn, Perle must decide whether to run from Kian forever or ride the forming wave into battle, hoping their newfound human companions will fight with them.
Our Bloody Pearl drew me in with that absolutely gorgeous cover and I’m so glad it did because I enjoyed this book so much. The story follows Perle (they/them), a siren captured by pirate captain Kian. Kian has created a device that cancels out a siren’s song and is on a mission to capture and sell as many as she can. Despite this Kian keeps Perle as a prisoner on her ship and they are unable to sing or return to their beloved ocean. When Kian’s boat is attacked by a rag-tag pirate crew, Perle’s hope of being free rekindles. The crew does what they can to help Perle recover, but Kian will stop at nothing till she gets back her prisoner.
Our Bloody Pearl has so many things I love in books. There’s plenty of action and adventure, it’s pretty fast-paced and I ended up reading this incredibly quickly. There’s never a dull moment in Our Bloody Pearl and there were more than a few times I was on the edge of my seat. This story is really well executed and I am so looking forward to reading more from D. N. Bryn. Our Bloody Pearl is a captivating story and if you love books featuring sirens and pirates this is definitely a must-read.
The story features a really brilliant cast of characters and I adored them all. It was so intriguing having the story told from a siren’s point of view. It felt like such a fresh take on the pirate fantasy story. Perle is a brilliant protagonist and I really liked seeing them recover and learn to trust the humans around them. Similarly, Dejean is a really fascinating character and I adored the relationship that blossomed between them. Dejean’s crew are a rag-tag bunch and you can’t help but root for them. Our Bloody Pearl has fantastic representation, a fascinating world, tons of action, and a loveable cast of characters – it’s a brilliant read and I am so looking forward to reading more books in this series.