Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim is the first book in a new teen series about pirates and countesses, gambling and more.
When Amaya rescues a stranger from drowning, she has no idea that the consequences would be so severe. Now she has two choices, extend her time on the debtor ship she’s been forced to serve for the past ten years or follow this stranger into the unknown on a quest for revenge.
Thirsting for vengence, Amaya chooses the latter, but the more she gets entwined in this game of revenge, the more she isn’t sure she should be playing at all. When she uncovers the truth about her past, everything changes.
Amaya thought she was fighting for herself but she may have to fight for something more.
This was an interesting book. I didn’t have much in the way of expectations going into it. Pirates cool, deception cool, and a girl kicking but and looking for revenge, cool. And overall, this was an enjoyable read but I think it might get even better moving forward. A lot was built up in the last few chapters that could lead to somewhere really neat and develop the characters further, especially Amaya and Kayo.
That was actually my biggest issue with the book. Amaya and Kayo didn’t wow me as protagonists. Amaya had more depth than Kayo but still, I liked the overall story over the characters themselves. Like I said, this may change now that we are heading into book two, where the plot is leading to bigger, far reaching problems, but we will have to see.
Ultimately, this was an entertaining read and I am glad I picked it up. This one gets 3.5 stars from me. And I’ll definitely get the next one when it comes out.
That’s all for now!