Pacifica

Pacifica

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. Mar Marin is cosario royalty, a pirate like her father and his father before him. Sailing the ocean to chase adventure is i...

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Title:Pacifica
Author:Kristen Simmons
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Blood and Tar
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Pacifica Reviews

  • Mindee Arnett
    May 22, 2017
    Kristen Simmons has a gift for cultivating the sweetest of loves from the darkest of places. In Pacifica, she's created a bleak, futuristic world that's utterly believable and terrifying, and yet from out of it springs the greatest of hope, carried on the back of its fierce main charac...
  • Lori
    Feb 20, 2018
    This book covers some really important topics (climate change, the Japanese internment, political corruption, etc.) so I really wanted to love it. And I do love those parts and how they're covered and dealt with. But overall, the plot just didn't work for me. The synopsis sounds amazin...
  • Katie McGarry
    Jan 19, 2018
    I read an early copy of this manuscript and loved it! ...
  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    Mar 18, 2018
    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. PACIFICA is a compelling story of what the future could look like in a world ravaged by global warming. While that might seem like a super intense subject, PACIFICA manages to show the cost to humans while still entertaining with pirates,...
  • Jenny
    Mar 18, 2018
    Another 5 star read from Kristen Simmons! I loved everything about this. It was a quick read, with lots of action, and the world building was amazing. A lot of it took place on boats and the ocean, and that was so cool! I loved the 3 main characters and their differences and similar...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Jun 28, 2017
    Pirates, pirates, pirates! Kick-ass female pirates =D ...
  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    Aug 10, 2017
    This is a hard one because Kristen Simmons writes beautifully, the characters are interesting, and I like the idea of the world she's created, particularly because of the poignant significance it has to her own heritage and the WWII internment camps of the Japanese, a dark part of our ...
  • Jeraca
    Jul 03, 2017
    I received this free eARC novel from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review. I admit, the word pirate got to me. I am a sucker for pirate novels and have a high expectation of what the novel should consist of. And the way this novel starts? Not at all to do with pirates. And I ...
  • Michelle
    Mar 16, 2018
    **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net** Pacifica is a future dystopian novel by Kristen Simmons. I am kind of picky when it comes to dystopian novels, because like a lot of people, I reada TONof them several years back, and they all started...
  • Scottsdale Public Library
    Feb 25, 2018
    This fascinating teen novel is sure to give environmentalists nightmares, set in the world after the Melt has raised sea levels to dangerous heights. Marin is a young woman who ekes out a living using her skills as a sailor and scavenger while navigating ocean waters filled with debris...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Mar 10, 2018
    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/03/17/... I had high hopes for Pacifica, even more so after I read the author?s foreword and realized the story was in part inspired by the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II?a topic that gets tou...
  • Lisa
    Oct 25, 2017
    I just couldn't get into the story. I think Kristen Simmons is an incredibly talented author, and this won't affect me picking up her books in the future. I think the political aspect of the novel is well thought out and very well possible for our future, but it took me a long time ...
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    Apr 19, 2018
    1. The world-building creates a plot that's really timely and relevant. This book shows a world of trash--literally. In this dystopian world, everything we haven't done to save Mother Nature has taken its toll. Global warming went to an extreme; all the icebergs in the world melted; m...
  • Erin Arkin
    May 15, 2017
    In Pacifica, Kristen Simmons has created a world where climate change has impacted the world so negatively that the world we know today doesn?t exist any longer and I have to say, it is quite frightening that this could probably actually happen. It's no secret that I love the stories...
  • Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
    Mar 16, 2018
    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions First of all, I never read Kristen Simmon's books but I was very much excited to read Pacifica because it says pirates and sea adventure in a dystopian world. I mean who could resist that? not me. This ...
  • Cassie
    Mar 07, 2018
    Pacifica is the first book I have read by Kristen Simmons and I highly enjoyed it. Set in the future, in a dystopian world, this novel had everything from modern-day pirates, historical reflections, mystery, adventure, and a splash of romance. The main characters, Marin and Ross, come ...
  • mith
    Mar 07, 2018
    ahhhh, this was just as wonderful as I'd hoped it would be!! I've been waiting--wanting--to read Pacifica for the longest time now, and it was so, so worth it. I loved Marin, I loved Ross (despite... his name... which shouldn't matter, but when it's the same as the guy from Friends, ye...
  • Karen
    Mar 24, 2018
    In Pacifica, Kristen Simmons gives us a scary realistic near future post apocalyptic world where the Melt has covered much of the landmasses with water. Kristen bases much of the story on an island of garbage (and this is based on reality! Look up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch wh...
  • Nitzan Schwarz
    Mar 06, 2018
    tbh after The Foxhole Court I want to read every single thing Cait says is worth reading?? ...
  • Alyssa
    Mar 03, 2018
    I looooooooooooooooooooooooved this book. So much. OMG. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Pacifica by Kristen Simmons Publisher: Tor Teen Publication Date: March 6, 2018 Rating: 5 stars Source: Review copy sent by the publisher Summary (from Goodreads): ...
  • Hannah L (Reviewer)
    May 26, 2017
    In a post-apocolyptic world, nature is lashing out. Humanity has had to change to survive, but with people, somethings never truly change. Marin is a pirate in this new world. She is a cut throat, sailing and dangerous buccaneer, and she also has been trapped away from her people on...
  • C.G. Drews
    Mar 06, 2018
    I'm going to say it --> This is pretty much one of the BEST pirate stories I've read! I don't even know where to begin with this review?! Peoples, I absolutely freaking adored this one. I actually wasn't sure it'd work for me, as I'm not super keen on dystopian anymore. But it was p...
  • Syd (deertales)
    Mar 19, 2018
    curse you goodreads for your lack of half star ratings! this was more like a 3.5 star read... as far as post apocalyptic stories go, pacifica is one of the best that i have read. the book deals with some very relevant climate and environmental issues as the foundation of the world b...
  • Meigan
    May 02, 2018
    Kristen Simmons states in the acknowledgments of Pacifica that this is her most personal book to date, as it incorporates several important themes that are relevant to both herself and her family, mainly the oppression and prejudice that her family has experienced during WW2 and the he...
  • Chloe Yeung
    Mar 16, 2018
    OMG ALL THE FEELS. The beginning was meh. I didn't care for Ross or Adam because to me, they seemed like rich brats living privileged lives without knowing how lucky they are and taking what they have for granted. But as I continue reading the book, I realised that they are not ...
  • ☆Stephanie☆
    Mar 09, 2018
    Title: Pacifica Author: Kristen Simmons Publisher: Tor Teen, 2018 (March 6) Genre: YA Dystopian **I received a copy of this book from the author and my review is in no way affected or influenced by receipt of this book** This review can be found on my Blog, TeacherofYA?s Tum...
  • Munro's Kids
    Sep 07, 2017
    Actual rating: 3.5 stars This kind of book isn't really what I gravitate towards. I didn't love it, but I do respect it. Despite the fact it didn't do much for me, I would happily recommend it to the right audience. It's a very topical book: climate change has destroyed parts of ...
  •  Amelia
    Apr 07, 2018
    GUYS THIS BOOK ADFSAHFKJSDH FIRST OF ALL, I'VE ALWAYS LOVED PIRATES SECOND OF ALL, THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING I'VE EVER WANTED 1. Marin - I don't remember the last time I loved the MC so much. Marin is such an interesting and complex character - she is a totally badass pirate...
  • alice (arctic books)
    Jun 10, 2017
    Once again, Kristen Simmons creates a vivid post-apocalyptic world view, this time focusing on climate change and the effect it has on the future. PACIFICA is filled with action-packed scenes, a tender romance, and a harrowing and intriguing setting. PACIFICA follows Marin, a cosari...
  • Minni Mouse
    Mar 07, 2018
    DNF at 31% because the YA dystopian and post-apocalyptic themes are not my thing. THE GOOD 1) Action was good. 2) Plot elements were being explored well with subtle nods to current social affairs. THE BAD Book chemistry fail. FINAL THOUGHTS I'm okay, thanks. ...