My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Song of the Current is a book I bought this summer in a local bookstore, and I loved the description. River gods, girl captain, intrigue? Yes, please! Despite my best intentions I just could not get into intially. I started it, read a few pages here or there, and then set it aside until last week. Then I decided I may as well read it. I’m glad I did. Though there’s a lot of sailing lingo which may put some people off, the story does pick up and get really fun. I liked Caroline (Caro) the main character well enough, and I loved that she was sassy and independent, plus she doesn’t take crap from anyone. But there were times I wasn’t that sympathetic to her and I wanted a bit more softness. I don’t want to reveal spoilers, but I’ll say I liked her interactions with a certain somebody. I think the story really got started more when she got off her wherry and onto land, only to steal another boat instead. I liked the general feel of the book, and I will probably read it again.
I wasn’t sure what to rate this. In all honesty I’d probably say 3.5 stars because I think my emotional response was a little meh in parts and I wasn’t as connected as I should be, but I’m going to round it to 4. It’s a good story, with some fun characters, and a twist at the end I wasn’t expecting. I just wanted a tiny bit more.