ARC Review: The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill

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ARC Review: The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill
The Bright and Breaking Sea

3 Stars

Book Info

Released: November 17 2020
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Captain Kit Brightling #1
Format: eARC

“I just don’t think that this series is for me.”
~ Under the Covers

I’ll be honest, I picked up this book because I tend to read anything that Chloe Neill puts out, but I wasn’t sure that it was something that interested me. I guess that should have been a warning because in the end, this book wasn’t quite what I expected.

I feel like this book is a difficult one to categorize because it’s so unique. It’s fantasy mixed with pirates and historical elements. Sounds interesting, right? But for some reason, I just couldn’t get into this style of writing. It’s weird because Neill is normally an easy read for me when it comes to her Urban Fantasy, but this one just didn’t capture my interests like I expected it to. I couldn’t get into the narration or the dialogue and the characters didn’t shine like I wanted them to.

I’m not sure that I will continue this series, but I think it’s more because of my tastes rather than the actual book. I’m not sure. But I just don’t think that this series is for me.


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About Chloe Neill

Chloe Neill is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Devil’s Isle, Chicagoland Vampires, and Dark Elite series. She was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. When not writing, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys–her favorite landscape photographer/husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout. (Both she and the photographer understand the dogs are in charge.)

Photo by Dana Damewood.


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Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I have been seeing similar reviews about this.

Sophia Rose

It does sound different the way it mixes the genres, but if it feels different than the author’s usual, that would make it a struggle if it’s not your thing. Thanks, Annie!

Amy R

Thanks for the review.