Review: A Swift and Savage Tide by Chloe Neill

Series: Captain Kit Brightling #2
Author: Chloe Neill
Publisher: Berkley
Released: November 30, 2021
Received: NetGalley

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As a massive fan of both Chloe Neill and Captain Kit Brightling, I am extremely excited about the second novel in this series. A Swift and Savage Tide brings readers back to a fantastical world where our beloved Captain is one of the few people around to save the day. And I, for one, cannot wait to see where her journey takes us.

Captain Kit Brightling and her crew have been sent on a mission to track down Gerard Rousseau and his allies. It is a dangerous task, but her fast ship, Diana, and her competent crew give them better odds than most.

While on her mission, she unexpectedly bumps into Rian Grant. Together they must team up, discover Gerard’s insidious plan, and save the day. Who knows, if they have the time, perhaps they’ll continue falling for one another.

“At twenty-four, Kit understood the ways of romance, and she wasn’t one to pine over a man. Certainly not a viscount.”

Captain Kit Brightling is the best combination of favorite elements: fantasy, piracy, and romance (plus many other details that I almost certainly forget to mention). Thus you can imagine my joy when I laid my hands on the latest novel, A Swift and Savage Tide.

Hopping back onboard Kit’s ship, Diana, was such a delight. Her crew is determined and loyal, and I feel like we really got a chance to get to know a few of them in this novel. More than that, we got to learn even more about Kit, her adventures, and the task at hand.

Let us not forget Rian Grant, who plays a pivotal role in this novel. He is likewise dealing with Gerard and the enemy, and I love how that brought these two back together again. I know I can’t be the only one thrilled about that – as they are the perfect pair to ship (pun intended).

The slow-burning romance is the perfect balance to an intense and sometimes outright dangerous plot. It’s hard to ignore the magical threat that looms on the horizon, though at times, one might like to try and forget all of that.

I honestly really do love Kit’s humor and all of the char that seems to seep from these pages. It has quickly become one of my favorite series – something I look forward to. Given the state of the world, I think that is something we could all use right about now.

Thanks again, Chloe Neill, for creating such a captivating series. I love Kit Brightling and very much look forward to seeing what adventure (read: mess) she gets into next time!

Thanks to Berkley and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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