My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Cast adrift on the Indian Ocean, eighteen-year-old Maria is saved by the crew of the steamship Trevessa.
She can't tell them her tragic tale, so the superstitious sailors make up their own stories – and some would sacrifice her to the seas to save themselves from the coming storm.
Scottish engineer William McGregor boarded the Trevessa in search of adventure. He finds a crew convinced their ship is cursed, as he fights to protect the mysterious girl and bring her safely to shore.
When the sharks start circling and the storm closes in, are sirens more than just a myth?
Cover/Title: Honestly, the cover throws me off a bit. It makes her look pixie sized and if she is that size then she certainly can't participate in some of the things she does on the ship. The title does fit although the reader won't know until almost the end.
Characters: Maria is interesting due to the part that she doesn't know much of their language and barely speaks. Surprisingly, it works in this book.
Plot: Maria is found naked and drifting on a raft. How she got there is a mystery and you will definitely be surprised when the truth comes out. William appoints himself her guardian on this trip. He is determined to find out her story and keep her safe all at the same time.
Overall: I love how strong Maria is despite the fact that she can barely communicate with these guys. This book is perfect to start a series. It is intriguing and I want to know what happens next.
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