Cait’s Review of “The Tempest Sea” by Robin D. Mahle

By: Cait Marie

**This is book two in The World Apart series, but the review has NO SPOILERS. Read my review for book one, The Fractured Empire, here!

Goodreads Blurb

A rescue mission turns into a fight against a force more powerful than they could have imagined.

With the amulet still stuck around her neck, Addie must outwit her powerful captors who will do anything to get to the power held within the ancient artifact. If they find out she doesn’t know how to use it, she’s dead.

Meanwhile, Clark and a ragtag team of Addie’s friends dive into a strange and dangerous world as they pursue those who took her. High-tech pirates, ruthless societies, and terrible secrets bombard them on their journey.

As they discover more about their world and about each other, friendships are tested and trust is strained. Can they do what must be done without breaking the bonds that held them together for so long?

The Tempest Sea continues the journey of The World Apart Series with everything that made The Fractured Empire so engaging: action and adventure, an ever expanding world to explore, and a story pulls at your heartstrings while keeping you on the edge of your seat.


This book… oof. It hurt. But if you know me at all, you know my favorite books are the kind where I can say, “This book destroyed my life. You should read it.” And this one definitely fits.

This world Robin has created just blows my mind. It’s so original, and the story never dulls, always keeping my attention and making it hard to stop reading. I absolutely love Addie and Clark, as well as his brothers, Xav and Gunther. These characters have carved a place into my heart, and I don’t think they’re leaving anytime soon.

And once again, the writing is wonderful. It’s so easy to get lost in this world! If you like fantasy with hints of steampunk, snarky characters, and an incredible story, I cannot recommend this series enough.

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