The Abyss Surrounds Us

The Abyss Surrounds Us - Emily Skrutskie

"I don’t just raise monsters. I am one."



The Abyss Surrounds Us had a lot of potential. Seriously, what can be better than lesbian pirates fighting for their lives while training monster puppies to destroy other ships? If we're going just by the premise, this book would be perfect for me. 


But we need to look at the execution as well, and I did feel like I was left with literary blue balls during this one. All the characters, except for Cass and Swift, could use some development in the next book. The setting itself could also use for more exciting events. A lot of the time I felt like I was sailing through a very still sea, looking at a whole lotta nothing.




I'm still wondering if the fact that I *did* like it is enough for me to come back for a sequel. It didn't blow me away like I wanted to, but I do have hope that next time I'll get everything I want from my gay pirates.


Sentence: Just okay, but the reptilian pups were cute.