Thursday, August 13, 2009

Curse of the Blue tattoo

Author: L.A. Meyer
Title: Curse of the Blue Tattoo
Series: A Bloody Jack Adventure (book 2)
Number of Pages: 496
Publication Date: 2004
Genre: YA/Historical Novel
Synopsis: "After being exposed as a girl, Jacky Faber is forced to leave the Dolphin and attend the elite Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston. But growing up on the streets of London and fighting pirates never prepared Jacky for her toughest battle yet: learning how to be a lady. Everything she does is wrong. Her embroidery is deplorable, her French is atrocious, and her table manners--disgusting! And whenever Jacky roams the city in search of adventure, trouble is never far behind. Then there's the small matter of her blue anchor tattoo. . . . So will Jacky ever become a typical lady? Not bloody well likely! But whether she's triumphing over her snobbish classmates, avenging a serving girl's murder, or winning over a stubborn horse that's as fast as the wind, one thing's for sure: Jacky's new life in Boston is just as exciting as her old one on the high seas."

Reading about Jacky trying to become a well turned out lady was frankly very funny and also at times very painful. Especially since she has like the worst table manners ever.

  I think the most interesting part of the whole book is when this old man keeps trying to kill her because he believes that she is a witch and up to no good. I also enjoyed the letters that were written between Jaimy and Jacky, even though they never really got to read what the other had wrote do to the fact that their letters were being kept from them. The only thing I would change about this book would be the character of Amy she was irritating and very boring.
  On a whole this book was very enjoyable with plenty of action and a smidge of mystery.

Curse of the Blue Tattoo earns 4 out of 5 pineapples.

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