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"I always knew my father was a pirate and I always knew I wanted to be one, too." At age fifteen, Catherine's life is about to change. Her mother has just died and Catherine can't stand the thought of being sent to live with her aunt in Boston. She longs for a life of adventure.After she discovers her father's secret life as captain of the pirate ship Reprisal, her only th"I always knew my father was a pirate and I always knew I wanted to be one, too." At age fifteen, Catherine's life is about to change. Her mother has just died and Catherine can't stand the thought of being sent to live with her aunt in Boston. She longs for a life of adventure.After she discovers her father's secret life as captain of the pirate ship Reprisal, her only thoughts are to join him on the high seas. Catherine imagines a life of sailing the blue waters of the Caribbean, the wind whipping at her back. She's heard tales of bloodshed and brutality but her father's ship would never be like that.Catherine convinces her father to let her join him, disguised as a boy. But once the Reprisal sets sail, she finds life aboard a pirate ship is not for the faint of heart. If her secret is uncovered, punishment will be swift and brutal....

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The Pirate Captain's Daughter Reviews

  • Libby Ames
    2018-11-06 22:53

    I was drawn to this book because I love Eve Bunting for her children's picture books. She writes about interesting and sometimes hard circumstances with fearless sensitivity. I was interested to see what she might do with a young adult novel. (Also, I just seem to be on a pirate kick this month.)Bunting wrote with her usual honest and fearless description. Her portrayal of pirates was harsh and not romanticized, but her story lacked depth. Catherine was an intriguing heroine, but I would have liked more back story. What made her want to be on a pirate ship? Why did she choose to stay with her father even when her romantic dreams were proved false? Such details could have made the story more memorable. Also, Catherine had young adult hormones, but her naivete' made her seem like a younger character. It created a disconnect for the intended audience of the book. The heroine seemed to speak to a 12-13 year old audience, but some of the subject matter was more for older readers.Another problem was the abrupt ending. It didn't feel like the typical 'I'm building you up for a coming sequel.' It felt like more of an 'I don't know exactly how to end this, so I'm leaving it for the reader's imagination.' Maybe it was meant to be poetic and hopeful, but I prefer at least some resolution.On a side note--with all my pirate reading, I am fascinated with the pirate's democracy. Apparently (at least according to the last two books I've read by different authors), pirates chose their captains by vote or casting lots. Each pirate also signed strict codes of conduct that forbade fighting and gambling on the pirate ship. The captain's cabin door was required to be open at all times and the captain could be voted out at any time. It presents a very different view than the pirate ships portrayed in classic fiction.

  • Adrienne
    2018-11-09 06:05

    Catherine's father is a pirate, and when her father dies, Catherine insists that she wants to be a pirate, too. After she disguises herself as a boy, her father agrees, and Catherine joins the crew. However, piracy isn't at all what she imagined; the ship is filthy, there are two pirates who seem to have it in for her and her father, and the violence involved in being a pirate makes Catherine sick to her stomach. It's more difficult than she anticipated to hide the fact that she's a girl, and if she's discovered, both she and her father will be severely punished. At the same time, there is one bright spot: William, the cabin boy...except he thinks that Catherine is a boy.I liked the idea of this book--a girl pirate, a bit of adventure and romance--but the actual execution of the book was less than satisfying. There was too much going on, too much crammed into 200 pages, and it left the plot lines completely underdeveloped. The romance happened too quickly and didn't have enough substance to make it believable, and Catherine's plan to conceal herself was woefully under-thought, to the point that she almost seemed stupid. Overall, I'm disappointed and didn't find much to recommend about this book.

  • Kyle
    2018-10-28 23:08

    I'm not sure who this book was meant for. The writing's lack of depth is a problem for teens and adults and the content is too mature for a younger audience. The denouement of the plot near the end of the book comes pretty much out of nowhere and feels like a betrayal of the author to her readers. The heroine was also weak and her first-person narrative quickly became tiresome. As I read I couldn't help but compare the book to one of my favorite YA books, "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle," by Avi. I got the impression that this book was trying for what that one did effortlessly and failed miserably. If you haven't read "Charlotte Doyle" yet I suggest picking that one up and reading it instead. It's an exciting, thought-provoking adventure story with a strong female protagonist. In other words it offers everything this title does not.

  • Kathy
    2018-10-31 05:47

    I would recommend this book to anyone 7th grade and up who enjoy adventure stories. Girls, especially, would enjoy it as the heroine's secret identity is exposed to a ship full of pirates. Mix in a little romance and you've got a good recipe for an enjoyable book!

  • Sierra Abrams
    2018-10-21 21:41

    http://yearningtoread.blogspot.com/Catherine's mother has just died - and her father is a pirate. Dealing with grief, Catherine must convince her father to allow her to go on his next cruise with him. He is the only hope she has left; she doesn't want to be left with her Aunt. She has wanted adventure all her life, and this is finally the chance. And then there's the question of the man who was prowling around their house the night before her mother died. He'd gotten in, looking for something, and Catherine barely managed to scare him away. If she stays, something like that could happen again. So when her father accepts, Catherine is thrilled. But pirate life is not what Catherine - now Charlie - bargained for. And the danger of her request may cost her the lives of those she loves.______________________________________________My thoughts -If this book hadn't been so short, I would have put it down half way through. Or maybe, if it had been longer, it would have been better, with more meat and substance and intrigue. But the fact of the matter is: it was short, underdeveloped, and even stupid.I know Eve Bunting was trying to create a pirate world that was based off reality more than romanticism, but I'm sorry, it just didn't work. There was nothing working in her favor here. The events were real, perhaps, but not beneficial to the story. Things must happen for a reason, or else all falls apart. Writing a realistic story does not mean having characters die for no reason. (Well, if there was a reason, I must have missed it...)With that said, here is a little explanation for why I finished this book (it's not much, I can assure you; how did I manage?!):1. I liked the writing.2. It had potential. By potential, I mean I was able to, in my mind, picture things the way I wanted them to be or to go. Other than that... Yah. That's pretty much it.Character notes -There was very little character development. Charlotte was a sweet girl who meant well and learned a lesson, but she fell flat. William was the best character, but he was so underdeveloped it was sad...I wanted to get to know him more. The rest of the characters felt forced and unnatural. Like, maybe Bunting was trying to create interesting and unusual characters. Maybe trying too hard. Because basically, it lacked. Someone's distinct, strong, and disgusting smell should not be his only distinguishable character trait.Story notes -I was so looking forward to a story about pirates that's actually good. (The other one I read was Steel by Carrie Vaughn. Come on, people! Step it up a notch!) Unfortunately, I discovered not too far into this story that that was too much to ask. I felt like there was seriously no adventure. Danger, maybe a bit. Lots of talking and explaining. Quite a bit of useless details and hurried explanations packed into tiny sentences. Within seventy pages or so, she was already on the ship. At seventy-five pages or around there, William figured out she was a girl. Wait, there are only 125 pages left - how's she going to tie up everything and finish it off well, when not much as actually happened?!Truth is, she didn't. She didn't let the suspense build and explode in the end. Instead, she'd let you think about some mystery for twenty pages or less and then explain away the suspense.Disappointing, much?Summing it up -Flat. Boring. Fast. Too fast. Too short. Too uninteresting. I wish it had been more, but unfortunately it wasn't.For the parents - Recommended to ages 11+. But it was stupid because at the end it was implied that Catherine and William have sex on the beach where they're marooned, after they've practically starved for two weeks. It was weird to say the least - they hadn't even developed a relationship! Ugh!So, basically I'm looking for a good, solid, realistic and still romantic pirate story. Anyone have any suggestions?

  • Rebecca
    2018-10-24 04:50

    Fifteen-year-old Catherine is the daughter of a pirate captain in the eighteenth century. He tried to keep his true occupation secret from his family, but Catherine learned the truth by eavesdropping. Since then, Catherine has longed to become a pirate, having developed a very romanticized view of pirates and life at sea. When Catherine's mother dies, she begs her father to let her join him on his pirate ship. She doesn't want to live in their house alone, especially when someone tried to rob them right before her mother died, and she finally sees a chance to make her dream of being a pirate come true. Catherine's father reluctantly agrees, as long as she disguises herself as a boy.Catherine realizes right away that pirates and sailing ships are nothing like she imagined. The ship is dirty, the crew is rough, and some of them are cruel and violent as well. It is difficult for Catherine to keep her secret, especially when she begins to develop feelings for William, the young cabin boy who is one of the few kind pirates. Also, she realizes that he man who tried to rob her house is part of the crew. He wants something valuable from Catherine's father, and he is willing to do anything in oder to have it.The Pirate Captain's Daughter is a quick, enjoyable read but there are a few flaws. It seemed rather improbable that Catherine's father would willingly allow her to join his ship's crew, knowing what some of the men were like. The story might have seemed more believable if it began with Catherine stowing away on the ship rather than being allowed to go. Also, the reading level seems more suited to a middle grade novel, but the content is definitely more appropriate for young adult readers. The ending is extremely abrupt, but I will forgive that since there will be a sequel published in February 2012, called Voyage of the Sea Wolf. I did enjoy the story, romance, and historical setting, so I recommend this book to readers who are interested in the topic and looking for a quick read, and I definitely will read the sequel to find out what happens next to Catherine.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2018-11-13 05:06

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.comWhen Catherine's mother died and her father made plans to send her away to live with relatives, she came up with a plan of her own. After years of listening in on her father's conversations, she learned that instead of operating a legitimate shipping business, he is really a pirate. Fascinated by her images of life on a pirate ship, Catherine begs her father to let her join him.Despite his reservations, he agrees to allow Catherine to become a member of his crew. There is one requirement. It is well known among pirates that the presence of a woman on the ship will bring bad luck to everyone on board. Therefore, Catherine must dress and act like a boy and use the name Charlie. The captain introduces her as his son, and the voyage begins.Life aboard the ship is not the glamorous existence Catherine imagined. Conditions are deplorable. Washing clothes means simply laying the garments on the deck and hoping for rain. The food is bug-infested and toilet conditions are extremely primitive. Although she shares her father's cabin, he quickly makes it clear that a captain's door is always open, giving her absolutely no privacy.Complicating matters is the fact that one crew member believes the captain is hiding a valuable gem from the rest of his crew. This crew member is a constant threat to the captain's safety, and should he discover the captain is hiding his daughter on board, both their lives would be in danger.Author Eve Bunting takes readers into the world of sailing ships and pirates with THE PIRATE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER. There is constant suspense, as Catherine worries about being discovered and at the same time attempts to find out the truth about the hidden gem. Although the idea of a woman on a pirate ship is not unheard of, it is unusual and makes for an exciting read.

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    2018-11-17 04:45

    Why on earth would a 15-year-old girl think that a simple loose shirt would hide her bosoms from pirates, especially if the shirt got wet?? Every story I've ever read of women disguising themselves as men to do manly pursuits involves binding their chests. That was a major flaw in this story about a girl who joins her father on his pirate ship after her mother dies. The experience is not as romantic as she had imagined, of course. The food, the filth, the rats, the course language, are all disillusioning. It seemed a little convenient that a love interest awaited her aboard--and at that a youth who doesn't recognize that she's a girl until he sees her in a wet shirt (don't guys have a sixth sense about this?). Since she doesn't seem to even have tried to disguise or lower her voice, I don't see how he (or any other sailor) could have failed to notice. Does it go back to the idea that people were more readily identified by their clothes back then than they are now? Aside from that, I did enjoy this adventure-filled story, with its descriptions of life at sea and how pirates operate. An interview with Eve Bunting and discussion questions are included at the end of the book.Certainly the plot flaw could be discussed! Recommended with reservations.

  • Beverly
    2018-10-19 03:08

    Pirate Captain's Daughter is a great choice for reluctant readers-girls- boys would probably make fun of the romance. It is a short action filled adventure. I appreciated that it did not glamorize life on a pirate ship. The food was rotten and insect infested, the crew filthy and smelly, and the work tedious and painful. I liked the protagonist, Catherine. She is a brave, foolish tween who thinks traveling on a pirate ship will be exciting. I did not understand her father. Supposedly, he is one of the best captains sailing out of New England, and a devoted father. So, why does he do something so monumentally stupid as bring a young girl aboard a ship whith a bunch of anti-social drunken misfits? I guess over-indulgent spineless parents existed even in colonial America. Catherine learns quickly "be careful what you beg for - you may get it and regret it."

  • J.Elle
    2018-10-23 01:53

    Well, I’m just going to be honest. I know I read this book, but even after reading at least ten reviews of it on here, my memory is only slightly jogged. Catherine’s mother dies and rather than be sent away to live with a relative, she pleads with her father to allow her to sail on his pirate ship. Despite misgivings and despite the fact that she must masquerade as a boy, he allows her to. And that, my friends, is where my memory ends. I remember something about an evil someone ransacking her house before she set sail left looking for something her father supposedly had, but that is it. I don’t feel too bad, however, because I saw very few good reviews and most people commented on how shallow Catherine was. I think I can agree with that judgment and say that she was so shallow, I can barely remember her. For the purposes of this review, the one star stands for "forgettable."

  • Claire
    2018-10-30 04:50

    I am a fan of Eve Bunting- when I saw her name at the top of this galley I immediately started reading. I am thinking that Eve is hoping to expose, perhaps debunk the commonly held romantic vision of pirates and show them for the thieves they are. Catherine's loving father is not the naval officer he presents, she knows he is a pirate and when her mother dies she insists she come with Father in his ship. Against his better judgment he consents. She is shocked to see how her father and the crew live and how they ply their trade. I would have liked to see the characters fleshed out and some of the story expanded. That said, this is a slim easy to read volume that can be read and enjoyed by many age groups and will as Eve is so good at, educate us and make us think about our assumptions.

  • Cecilyn
    2018-10-19 03:41

    I had high hopes for this one....I think Bunting is a fabulous children's author and thought this would follow suit. Unfortunately, I felt like it was more a tale of woe, and one bad decision made after another. I know that in young adult/children's literature there should be an element of fantasy, but it just didn't read well the lackadaisical approach the father took to decisions about his daughter's life. And generally, when there are bad decisions made, there's usually a lesson to be learned, but this tale just kind of ended.

  • Sherry
    2018-11-08 02:40

    In all fairness, if I were 12 I might have given this a better rating. I didn't realize how young an audience this was geared towards until I brought it home from the library. And since I had nothing else to read...I tried reading this through the eyes of a 12 year old. It had it's charms. VERY predictable. Even, I think, for a 12 year old. Still, a sweet, candy-read for a young lass. Not bad at all.

  • Ann
    2018-11-16 22:04

    This is a very good book for a middle school student. I did enjoy it myself, but it was a very basic story. I read it in one sitting. I think one paragraph could very well sum up this book. There just isn't a whole lot that happens. I did really like the characters though. I loved that Catherine has no problem pretending to be a boy, and that her dad loves her that much to let her be on the pirate ship with him.

  • Gabriela
    2018-11-05 05:01

    It was okay. Okay is a bland word but describes the book well. So much more could have happened, and at 200 pages, the book could have easily been another 100 pages. I liked Catherine and William simply because there was no reason to dislike them. It was meh. And the ending. Seriously? I want a real ending, not a "the reader makes their own ending."

  • Claudia Berdej
    2018-10-24 00:55

    More of a book for middle school females, and a really quick read I probably could have finished it in one day. Not a bad story, just not much to it. Plot could have been built on. And it's pretty predictable. Again it's more for a younger age group, so based on that knowledge, I gave it 4 stars. Good but had more potential I think.

  • Melody
    2018-11-06 05:49

    Almost unreadable. The language is stilted, the characters cardboard and utterly predictable, the setup ridiculous. To be meticulously honest, I did not read the whole book. I stuck it out for as long as I could, but there was no one, absolutely no one to care about here. Give it a miss.

  • Kayla
    2018-10-23 01:50

    It was okay. I don't get what the point of this book--or the moral of the story, rather--was really supposed to be, except perhaps that pirate life isn't glorious as legends make it seem to be. It's an interesting story to read in a day, but the ending was lacking.

  • Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
    2018-11-18 01:42

    I thought this was a great book! It doesn't romanticize pirates, which I liked, and Catherine is a great heroine. I hope there is a sequel!

  • Cathy Blackler
    2018-11-01 23:59

    Bunting is a masterful storyteller and Catherine's story is no exception. This is a great middle-grade read, reading like Nancy Drew meets the high seas. Danger, intrigue, mystery and love abound.

  • Kate
    2018-10-20 06:05

    I don't read much YA but this story was a good one. A fair pace, enough action and although it was a bit predictable, generally enjoyable and one I would recommend.

  • Rachel
    2018-11-03 02:41

    Interesting premise and context.

  • Monica
    2018-11-15 03:42

    "I always knew my father was a pirate and I always knew I wanted to be one, too."-Opening LineMedium Read In: HardbackPages: 201Rating (Scaled 1-5): 3Why I'm Reading It: I've spent forever looking for good books about pirates. Every time I see one, it's very likely to be a bodice ripper, when I'm more interested in finding fun, light reads along the lines of Treasure Island, or whatnot. I was ecstatic when I found The Pirate Captain's Daughter at my library. I liked the blurb for the book, and promptly brought it home with me for a read.Summary: After the death of her mother, Catherine is determined to go to sea with her pirate captain father. Despite his reserve, he allows her to come aboard his ship, the Reprisal, disguised as his son 'Charlie.' Catherine has always believed in the romanticized version of pirates, and is disturbed by how dirty and vile their lifestyle is. As she struggles to find her place on the Reprisal, Catherine grows close with the cabin boy and makes enemies aboard the ship.Review: This book had a lot of potential. I was super excited to read it, and despite the simplicity and slowness of the beginning, I continued to hope in vain for the book to gain more momentum. I liked William, the cabin boy, and I found the pirates we were introduced to to be fairly interesting. Ms. Bunting's writing was crisp and filled in just enough detail to not leave the reader wanting. She kept me engaged in the story, especially with her portrayal of Catherine's emotions. The emotional aspect was probably the best part of the novel. Catherine's sorrow at her mother's death, her relationship with her father, her original eagerness for sea, and then her disgust for the situation were all covered with fantastic language and accuracy. However, the relationship with William was under developed, in my opinion. The book was obviously geared toward the younger set of the YA readership, but that doesn't mean that the author needs to make it a magical-love-at-nearly-first-sight kind of romance.There came a point about halfway through my read where I was about ready to put the novel down. Catherine makes quick enemies with two of the pirates, brothers Herc and Hopper. However, they sort of seem to ignore her. Sure, they bully her around a little, but her response to the two much senior pirates is a terribly stupid one. It almost seemed as if Catherine were the one going after the pirates, instead of them disliking her. Despite my reaction to this, I chose to continue on because of the short size of the novel and how quickly it took me to read the beginning.Some reviews I have read have mentioned her father's willingness to take her aboard the ship as a dilemma. I feel the need to address this. I can see how that would be a problem in the actual setting of the novel, but I also realize that without that small action on the father's part there would be no story. I personally allow my suspension of disbelief to accept that little falter for the author, especially with how realistically everything else is portrayed. These are not your gung-ho Disney-esque pirates: there are rats and rum and little-to-no water. The Pirate Captain's Daughter captures the essence of piracy, and so I will give it that.Overall, The Pirate Captain's Daughter wasn't a horrible book, but it wasn't really a good one, either. I've heard there is a sequel(Voyage of the Sea Wolf), which I plan to read and review shortly because of the potential there was to this book. It captured my attention enough that I am willing to give the next one a chance, in hopes that the author decides to expand her characters a little bit and hopefully engage the bit of plot she had going. I will reccomend this book for anyone in the younger set of YA, mostly because it is a well written story.

  • Mara
    2018-10-31 06:06

    I ought to know better than to read "pirate stories." As far as "pirate stories" go, this is definitely not the worst. Catherine has a view of pirates that is definitely not historically accurate in the fact that people from an era, where pirates were a very real threat, did not imagine them as fun-loving Disney pirates; a breed of people who had special "pirate talk." (For the record, "shiver my timbers" actually means something, and was not an exclamation employed solely by pirates, and pirates did not talk in a special piratey way). But the Author does actually make it clear that the life of piracy was anything but fanciful, free, or even fun. For the most part, she portrays her pirates as bloodthirsty criminals, poor sailors, and all around filthy people.The romance aspect of this story was annoying and very sudden. Almost as sudden as the romantic attachment in "Unclaimed Heart." Catherine sees the cabin boy, goes all mooney-eyed, and when he finds out that she's a girl, he goes all mooney-eyed, and all of a sudden they want to be with each other forever, and she can't stop dreaming about his eyes, his tan muscles (though it's actually skin that tans, not muscles), his pretty hair, blah, blah, blah. I wasn't surprised when this happened, but I did hold out hopes that it wouldn't be mushy and nauseating as it turned out to be. I liked William well enough, but not when there were mushy-mushies.Content-wise, when the rest of the crew discovers that Catherine is a girl, there is little surprise that they want to take advantage of her, and one of the crew members goes so far as to feel her up. But nothing comes of it, and it's more talk than actual occurrence.I don't really think that the story needs a sequel - the Author could have very well fit everything into one book, but I admit that I am a little bit curious to see what happens next.

  • QNPoohBear
    2018-11-07 05:42

    The plot moves along at a fast pace, ending abruptly without resolution. There isn't much substance in between. Catherine is very naive and doesn't know the first thing about pirate life or even being a boy. She longs for adventure, which I can relate to, but she seems a little stupid. I did not find her a strong or empathetic character. I felt sorry for her that she lost the safety of her world but it was her choice to stay with the pirates. The story is a bit too bloodthirsty and gruesome for me. It focuses more on those aspects of pirate life than the character's internal journey.This book is intended for teens. The depiction of pirate life is pretty brutal and bloodthirsty and not very Disney-fied, however, the writing is very simple, more like a middle grades novel than young adult. I did not enjoy this book as much as Pirates by Celia Rees. It's nowhere near as entertaining as the Pirates of the Caribbean movies though more historically accurate. If you are a slow reader or know a young person who might not be ready for Celia Rees or the Bloody Jack adventures, then I recommend this book. If you are an adult reader looking for a great book, pass on this one.

  • Angie
    2018-11-02 22:45

    Catherine always knew what her father was. She knew he was a pirate and one day she was going to join his crew. After her mother dies she does convince her father to let her disguise herself as a boy, Charlie, and become part of his pirate crew. What she doesn't realize is how rough life on a pirate ship is or how different her father is at sea. Catherine is naive and stupid in this book. She idealizes pirate life and then can't handle true life on a pirate's ship. Could be pretty realistic but I just found her story hard to read. She isn't a relateable character nor is she a likeable one. I also couldn't believe how her father acted. After she convinces him to let her join him he sets up all these conditions for her. But then he doesn't abide by them at all. He calls her Catherine instead of Charlie all the time and treats her like a girl instead of the son she is supposed to be. All the characters on the pirate ship are pretty one note, there is no depth or character development for any of them. And don't get me started on the "romance" which I found just idiotic. The only good thing I can say is that it was short so there wasn't a long frustrating read.

  • Captain Awesome
    2018-11-11 00:57

    Honestly, this book was terrible. With only 200 pages, I finished it in less than 2 hours. Even though the book flew by, it wasn't fast enough. I found it wholly unrealistic and almost laughable. Keeping in mind the time period this book is set in, her father's actions of letting her on his ship would be unheard of. The fact that he was supposed to be a pirate captain and yet he can easily be threatened and persuaded by his 15 year old daughter was just as unlikely. I also found that I had no feelings toward any of the main characters, besides hate of the evil ones of course. Maybe because this book was so short, it didn't allow for any character growth, making you not really feel any attachment to any of the characters. Although I don't think I would have been able to bear any more pages if there had been more. So save yourself a couple hours and skip this book.

  • Dotty
    2018-11-04 21:53

    I liked the movement of the heroine from a romantic to a realist. The unveiling of the romance of historic pirates is well done. The ending is expected but satisfying.Book Talk:Catherine always knew her father was a pirate. She dreamed of joining him. She imagined sailing with the wind blowing through her hair with the blue seas stretched out before her. Her mother died and her dream came true. It meant she had to dress as a boy, for women are considered bad luck on a pirate ship. But soon foul food, violence and bloodshed turned her dream to nightmare then to terror as Catherine fights for her life.

  • Skylar
    2018-11-13 23:45

    All I can say is that this book gave me a bloody heart attack. I love pirates and that kind of stuff, and this, my dear friends, is a prime example of pirate fiction at it's best. However, I have a complaint, and it's only 2 words: Too. short. And the second one left me hanging there gaping. I'm hunting for the next installment, because this one was good. Secrets, scandal, mutiny and romance, all tossed together on a pirate ship and stirred around a little. I love it. And William the cabin boy is tres hot. Just FYI.

  • Stevie Oberg
    2018-11-10 23:02

    Stopping at page 10 (well, technically 4)I am so confused right now as to what I just read. Seriously, way too much Pirate jargon! And I mean, I may just be confused because it's really late, but really this gets pretty boring and confusing after the two paragraphs and they aren't even interesting enough to keep me reading! I think I'd rather just set it aside then waste my time with the rest.