A girl who dreams of captaining her own ship must fight for her place on the high seas in a world that executes female sailors in this romantic YA adventure that pairs a strong female character in disguise, reminiscent of Arya Stark, with the swashbuckling, high seas hijinks of Pirates of the Caribbean.
In a world where female sailors are executed, sixteen-year-old Lane's dream of being a ship's captain seems impossible. Sea life is all she knows, and she wouldn't give it up for anything, even if it means she has to hide as a captain's boy to avoid being killed. But Lane's carefully constructed world begins to crumble when an old pirate enemy comes after her father. And she begins hearing rumors that her father was once a pirate as well.
Lane doesn't want to believe her father could have a dark past, but she can't help questioning everything she's known. After all, Lane's life at sea is built on lies—why couldn't her father's be, too?
Then a mysterious prince shows up, and Lane finds her very survival tied to a boy who could destroy everything. With pirates, betrayal, and death threatening Lane and those she loves, she must now decide between the future she always expected and a prince with an unknown agenda who she finds herself falling for. Lane must either protect herself and find a way to live her dream, or risk everything for a world where her very existence is a death sentence.
Maybe there's a third option. After all, she's never played by the rules before. Why start now?
About the Author
Rebecca Rode is an award-winning author of YA fantasy and science fiction that stars fierce girls crushing societal barriers. Her work has appeared on the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She lives in the Rocky Mountains with her family, two cats, overflowing bookshelves, and nerdy sock collection. Learn more about her books at AuthorRebeccaRode.com.
“This book is hard to put down…it’s sure to empower female readers to follow their dreams. A rollicking choice for younger teens.” – School Library Journal
"The high-seas setting, budding romance, and big dreams will sweep idealistic readers right into the narrative.... Swashbuckling with feminist overtones." — Kirkus
"Lane makes for a relentlessly resourceful heroine, and her undeniable chemistry with Aden, as well as her tight-knit bond with her father, fuels the emotional core of this enjoyable nautical fantasy." — Publishers Weekly
"Tides of Mutiny is a swashbuckling romp with a dark underbelly, both fierce and full of heart." — Tracy Banghart, author of the Grace and Fury duology and A Season of Sinister Dreams
"A fun, gripping story, packed with action, lore and romance. Tides of Mutiny will carry you on the adventure of a lifetime." — Claire M. Andrews, author of Daughter of Sparta
"Rebecca Rode is a true storyteller. In Tides of Mutiny, she weaves a tale as mesmerizing and dangerous as the sea herself. A rollicking high-seas adventure threaded through with breathless romance and something to say: that a woman's place is on a pirate ship. This will keep teens reading long past curfew, as sure as it did me." — Brianna Shrum, author of Never Never
"I was totally swept up in Tides of Mutiny, a nautical adventure packed with a perfect mix of intrigue at sea, bloody mutiny, dark family secrets, and a heroine who longs to defy the rules." — Sarah Tolcser, author of Song of the Current