A review by plumpaperbacks
A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix by C.B. Lee

adventurous emotional hopeful tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


A thrilling tale of pirates, found family and first love that I can't recommend enough. I tend to enjoy most historical fantasy novels purely because I love the genre, but my favorites are always the ones that tell history's lesser-known stories. With this book, C.B. Lee did exactly that, and it was fantastic.

And oh my god, these two baby lesbians are absolutely adorable. They are now my daughters, I have taken them under my lesbian wing and will protect them at all costs.

  • sapphic Chinese protagonist
  • sapphic Vietnamese love interest
  • full Asian cast (includes Chinese, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Korean, Thai & Arabic rep)
  • sapphic main couple
  • achillean side couple

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