Compass and Blade

Compass and Blade

By Author / Illustrator

Rachel Greenlaw


Romance & Relationships

Age range(s)



HarperCollins Publishers








Get ready to be swept away. An irresistible YA romantasy - perfect for fans of Alexandra Christo, Sarah Underwood and Shelby Mahurin.   Romance. Betrayal. Magic. The YA romantasy debut of 2024.

Mira is a wrecker, one of the seven chosen to swim out and plunder the wrecked ships beyond the Isle of Rosevear. The waves sing to her soul, the call of the sea beckoning her into deeper waters. But Rosevear needs her, and she could never abandon her home. Until one evening when lightning splits the sky and the Watch descend, taking Mira's father away.

Mira must set off on a journey to win back her father's freedom. She will encounter two strangers along the way - enigmatic Seth and smouldering Elijah - and learning who to trust will not be easy. When she discovers a dark family secret, buried deep in the ocean, Mira finds that securing her future - and that of her island - will come at a high price . . .

'A magical tale with a lot of heart' Alexandra Christo, author of To Kill a Kingdom.  'Brimming with wild magic, adventure and dreamy romance' Catherine Doyle, co-author of Twin Crowns.  'Greenlaw's immersive voice and skilful world-building shine' Adrienne Young, author of Fable.  'An addictive blend of lyrical prose, shimmering magic and whip-sharp pacing' Laura Steven, author of The Society for Soulless Girls



Compass and Blade is a fantasy book featuring a teenage girl called Mira who lives on a small island. The story follows her journey as she tries to save her father and her friend and tension is constantly building as more and more secrets are discovered.

The book is very different from the books I normally read but I was hooked on it. I loved this book as it is so suspenseful it is impossible to put down and it is full of mystery. I thought it was really interesting how all the characters were portrayed so you never knew who to trust, which keeps the plot exciting.

Overall, I would recommend this book to everyone, even if they don't normally read fantasy novels, because it is so thrilling and full of romance as well as betrayal.

384 pages / Reviewed by Lily Bond

Suggested Reading Age 14+


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