3 Reasons To Read… Pacifica by Kristen Simmons

3 Reasons to Read...Pacifica by Kristen Simmons

So many books come out each week that it makes it hard to decide what to read. We want to make that a little bit easier on you by sharing our favorite releases from the week and telling you our top 3 reasons why we think you’ll love them too!

This week our selection is Pacifica by the wonderful amazing (and one of our favorites people ever!), Kristen Simmons. Are you ready to hear more about this book and its author? Here we go…

3 Reasons To Read… Pacifica by Kristen SimmonsPacifica by Kristen Simmons
Also by this author: Article 5, Breaking Point
Published by Macmillan, Tor Teen on March 6th, 2018
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy
Pages: 384
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5 Stars

Marin is cosario royalty, a pirate like her father and his father before him. Sailing the ocean to chase adventure is in her blood. But these days no one cares that the island town her people call home is named after her grandfather. They have a new leader, one who promises an end to their hunger – and one who thinks that girls are meant for the kitchen or the brothel. Marin knows she's meant for more than that, and with the sudden influx of weapons on the island, and rumors of a pending deal with the enemy oil nation in her wake, she knows a big score to gain the council's favor is the only way to save her people, and herself.

Ross lives a life of privilege. As the president's son he wants for nothing, but he longs for a life of adventure. On a dare, he convinces his best friend Adam to sneak out to the Docks, the site of local race riots between the poor Shorlings and the upper class. But when Adam is arrested along with the other Shorlings, and not even the president is willing to find him, Ross finds himself taking matters into his own hands. He journeys back into the Docks, ready to make deals with anyone, even a beautiful pirate, if it means Adam's safe return.

When Marin and Ross meet in dangerous Shoreling territory he sees a way to get his friend back and she sees her ticket home. The ransom a president’s son would command could feed her people for years and restore her family’s legacy. But somewhere in the middle of the ocean, Marin must decide if her heart can handle handing over the only person who has ever seen her as more than a pirate.


3 Reasons You Should Read…

Pacifica by Kristen Simmons


  • You guys already know by now that Kristen is one of our go to authors. We would literally read anything she wrote. But what we love most about her is that every time she releases something new she proves why we obsess over her books. She ups the ante and she never stops surprising us. Pacifica is unlike anything she’s written before and HOLY WOW did we love it.
  • One of the things we love most about a ‘Simmons book’ is the character development. We get not one, but two perspectives in this one and we loved both Marin and Ross. Not only did we fall in love with them, we also fell for the crew of secondary characters as well.
  • Political, full of action and family history- the world in Pacifica is slightly terrifying because it’s a bleak future that could very easily become a reality. But even with all of that, the story still gives you hope and of course, plenty of swoons. Go out today and grab yourself a copy. While you’re at it, get one for a friend too. They’ll definitely thank you!


***Meet Kristen Simmons***

Kristen SimmonsKristen Simmons is the author of the ARTICLE 5 series, THE GLASS ARROW, METALTOWN, PACIFICA, and the upcoming PRICE OF DECEIT (Tor Teen). She has worked with survivors of abuse and trauma as a mental health therapist, taught Jazzercise in five states, and is forever in search of the next best cupcake. Currently she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, where she spends her days supporting the caffeine industry and chasing her delightfully rambunctious son.

Find Kristen Here:
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5 Stars

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