All Lintang wants to do is get off of her island and explore the world. When Captain Shafira’s ship Winda arrives, she is determined to be the one to lead the crew back out safely. Her tendency to get in trouble, though, gets in the way. And though she may earn her place aboard Winda, she’s never able to follow orders for long. Will Lintang be able to stay on board and live the way she’s always dreamed?
Right off the bat, I have to say that one of my favorite things about Lintang and the Pirate Queen is that Lintang always has to deal with the consequences of her actions. In some books, the main character gets off lightly for seemingly no reason other than the fact that they’re the main character. This book has none of that. Lintang must face up to what she has done and deal with what happens because of it. I also liked that the cast of characters featured in the story were mostly female. I mean, come on, who doesn’t like a pirate crew mostly made up of women? Though it is a bit tamer, being a children’s book, I find myself likening it to Seafire, a YA novel that I reviewed in the past. Both have strong female leads, pirates, and a fearsome crew. If you’re looking for a wild adventure full of mythology, Lintang and the Pirate Queen is the book for you.
Yours in love and literature, Page.
Is there a book you’d like to see me review? DM me @page.turner.omnibus on Instagram!