20 Jun 2015

Leeway




Title: Leeway 
Original Title: Leeway  
Saga: ?
Author: Colleen Caitin 
Publisher: Mirador Publishing
Genre: YA/Fantasy
Release Date: February, 2015


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Summary: 


What happens when a very young and charismatic pirate captain meets an unbelievably annoying and bitchy princess? All hell breaks loose! 

Captain Lian loves the sea and the life he built for himself. No rules. At least he did before he ended up with the youngest daughter of the King on his beloved ship which couldn’t be more problematic. Everyone knows that a girl on board of a pirate’s ship brings bad luck! 

Now he has to figure out how to get rid of her as soon as possible without incurring the King’s wrath on him and his crew. Easier said than done. While facing one heated argument after another with the royal pain in the ass, it turns out the captain and the princess have more in common than they would like to admit. 

As both of their lives start to fall apart they see themselves making choices that could change their lives forever.



My Opinion:

Its a very entertaining reading. With an easy language (taking off the pirate slang) and fast to read. 
I am not very fond of the POV writing but for this book, I think it works wonders. 

Its a nice love story within the tantrums of a bossy princess and the wishes of a Pirate. 
Its fun and some messed situations that happen around them two make you smile, laugh and even cry. 

Its a very nice way to get into someone's head. 
I learned how a very bad decision can lead you to more bad decisions. 
How someone's opinion can destroy your world or how it can make you climb the top... Depends on whose opinion you're looking forward. 

Its a nice way to criticize the system and the stigma that society can impose on people. How this scarlet letter can follow someone and change that person's life, making him or her be something, someone that sometimes they are not.

Characters: 

Mila is this Princess who has an identity crisis which leads her to this accident which leads her to the Pirate's ship. 
till she realizes that she found freedom in this place more than any other. 

Lian is the Capn' of the ship. Just like Mila, he has some identity crisis and some twists that are confusing for him. 
He finds his ship to be the most important thing. Till the quest given to him opens his eyes to some truths. 

I can't wait to check out what Colleen has for the second book and how the things will turn around in the end. 








The air always smells fresher a few moments before it starts raining. Most people learn to ignore that, because they are too occupied with money and romance and power to realize the small, most important things of life. 


For me, being on the sea is pure freedom. It’s infinity.


When you love someone you should be able to say anything. No matter what.

Rating:



Rated like this because... 

      • Easy and Fast Reading.
      • Romance without being cheesy.
      • A story that has potencial.
      • Lian is a great lovely character.
      • The relations between characters are realistic.
      • The message of the book within the love story.
      • I could easily picture this book as a movie. 

But... 


    • The slang makes it hard to read sometimes. 
    • Some parts were predictable. 
    • It reminded me of Pirates of the Caribbean featuring a love story between Jack and Elizabeth. 



About the author.


Colleen Caitin was born in Austria and currently lives there while studying for her college degree in English and American Studies at the University of Vienna. In 2014 she finished her first novel "Leeway". Colleen loves reading books, especially fantasy/young adult ones, and that's also her genres of writing. Apart from writing and reading books she loves to hang out with her friends, do some sports and drink lots of coffee. Her dream is to become a successful author, find the love of her life and own a ski chalet in the alps.

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I received a complementary copy from the author in exchange of an honest Review.



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