Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bloody Jack

Author: Louis A. Meyer
Title: Bloody Jack
Series: Bloody Jack Adventures
Number of Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2002
Genre: YA/Historical Novel
Synopsis: "Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas.

There's only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret. This could be the adventure of her life--if only she doesn't get caught. . . ."

Bloody Jack was simply amazing. The story, the characters, and the writing was fantastic.
'though I did find it a bit hard to believe that nobody (except the creepy guy who died) found out that she was actually a girl. The lengths to which she went to continue the "deception" were quite funny.
  I loved the awkwardness between Jaimy and Jacky, before and after he found out that she was a girl, so very funny.
The Brotherhood was also fascinating with all their little rules and whatnot, and their shunning then acceptance of the truth.
Saddest part(s) the deaths of some characters. Personnal favorite, I'm torn between when Jacky was strapped to a kite while looking for land and one of their first port calls (you just have to read it to find out).
I’d definitely recommend Bloody Jack to everyone, it’s fast paced, exciting and just a fantastic read. 

Bloody Jack receives 5 out of 5 pineapples.
Dame Orchid

3 comments:

  1. Hi Dame Orchid, I love your Pineapple idea!

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  2. I've been hearing good things about this book! Thanks for the review! I have a copy somewhere...

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