Escape the Sea the newest series by G. Bailey is a fun read. I love pirates (wrote my thesis on the Barbary Pirates so I have gotten to study a type of pirate, just not the typical one that everyone thinks about, no Johnny Depps here) and loved the spin that Gemma gave them. This doesn’t take place in the modern earth world, but on its own world. The story revolves around the Seven Seas and the Seven Islands. The world use to be two continents but was split when a king began to kill the chosen ones. Chosen Ones are said to be marked by the Sea God on their foreheads and with this mark they are granted powers. But over 30 years has passed and the world has broken into seven different islands separating them by seven deadly seas. Cassandra is a chosen one marked with the symbol of an upside down triangle on her forehead. She has been in hiding her whole life as the king expects all chosen ones to die in infancy. Cassandra’s father has kept her alive and hidden since her mother died in childbirth. She has only know three people her entire life, her father, her best friend Everly and her teacher Miss Drone, Everly’s mother.