REVIEW of The Isle of Gold, by Seven Jane

Isle of GoldCaptain Winters has been searching for his lost love Evangeline for two years. He swears the sea has taken her and is determined to sail into the heart of the ocean to bring her back. Merrin, an orphaned girl who scrubs floors in a brothel on Isla Perla, also feels a strange connection to the lost Evangeline. Disguising herself as a man, Merrin joins Winters’ pirate crew. They begin an adventure of mythological proportions as Merrin discovers just who her parents are and why she was abandoned in the first place.

Davy Jones, Melusine, selkies, sirens, and other lore from the sea build the world of this unique historical fantasy. Even with many elements reminiscent of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, the story was still unique. The pacing of the story was odd in parts, with large descriptive passages occurring during action scenes. The love interest also fell a little flat and was far less interesting than other parts of the story. On the whole, however, I enjoyed this adventure and may look out for more books by this author in the future.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. 

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