Ahoy, readers! Tor Teen is diving into a sea of books this spring with #ConquerTheSeas and we want you to join us. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered. Check out our list of pirate-approved novels and prepare your TBR, because we’re about to set sail!
Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen
Teriana is a pirate who breaks her people’s greatest mandate in order to save her friend, a decision that has devastating consequences. Marcus is a soldier who’s been hiding a dark secret since childhood that could cost him—and the world—everything. The two are forced to work together by a senator who wants them to pursue a conquest, and if they don’t Teriana’s crew may not survive and Marcus’ secret will be revealed.
Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler
As a ward boss, Isoka uses her ability to access the magical Well of Combat to maintain control and earn enough money to take care of her younger sister. However, when Isoka’s magic is discovered by the Empire she is sent on a impossible mission to steal the legendary ghost ship, Soliton. If she fails, her sister’s life will be forfeit.
Pacifica by Kristen Simmons
Five hundred lottery winners are given the chance to leave their plagued homeland to escape to an island paradise, but Marin Carey knows it’s a lie. A pirate like her father, Marin grew up on the seas and believes the island paradise is a con. The only question is where are the First Five Hundred really going?
Windwitch by Susan Dennard
In the second book in the Witchlands series, Safi and the Empress of Marstok are attacked and end up shipwrecked. Alone in a land of pirates, the two women must work together to survive, especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.
A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab
Following the events of A Darker Shade of Magic, Lila Bard finally gets her wish and becomes a pirate. Joining the crew of the Night Spire she works alongside her captain Alucard Emery, who also helps her learn how to use her magic. However, Lila can’t stay away from Red London—and Kell Maresh—forever.