Wow, it has been a long time since I have seen something by Allie Condie, much less read anything. I’m kind of excited to see that she has a new book out. Though I generally thought her Matched trilogy was just alright, it was good enough that I’d definitely consider reading another of her books. Of course, The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe doesn’t actually sound like a story that I’m incredibly interested in. I definitely like world building Condie did in her last novels and I get the sense that I would enjoy the same factor in her newest novel here. Also, I just love the fact that it takes place on a mining ship. I’m just not so sure whether or not this book would actually be for me. So, it’s up in the air whether or not this book will find its way onto my TBR. But, until then, check out the synopsis for yourself and see if this book is for you.
Who do you become when you have nothing left to lose?
There is something Poe Blythe, the seventeen-year-old captain of the Outpost’s last mining ship, wants far more than the gold they tear from the Serpentine River.
Poe has vowed to annihilate the river raiders who robbed her of everything two years ago. But as she navigates the treacherous waters of the Serpentine and realizes there might be a traitor among her crew, she must also reckon with who she has become, who she wants to be, and the ways love can change and shape you. Even—and especially—when you think all is lost.
Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched trilogy, returns with an intricately crafted and emotionally gripping story of one young woman’s journey to move beyond the grief and anger that control her and find the inner strength to chart her own course.
How do you feel about The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe? Do you think you’ll be adding Condie’s latest novel to your TBR? Is it a book you’d rather not read? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments! Happy reading, everyone!