Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Book Review: Pirates! by Celia Rees

Pirates! by Celia Rees (published 2004).

Summary by Goodreads:
Nancy Kington, a wealthy merchant's daughter living in Bristol, England in the early 1700's, is sometimes lonely but enjoys the privileges her father's business brings. Minerva Sharpe is a penniless slave's daughter living and working on the Kington's Jamaican plantation. These two young women, united through a set of extraordinary circumstances including a brutal murder, an arranged marriage, and set of ruby earrings, find themselves sailing the high seas in search of love, adventure and freedom—as pirates!
My Review: This book was so fun! I really enjoyed being able to "live" as a female pirate during this time! I know it was toned down since it was a teen novel, but I felt that it was still significantly gruesome where it needed to be and I felt the ending was a bit rushed.

I found myself inside the story, feeling what Nancy and Minerva we're feeling, what they were experiencing. I wanted fight alongside them! I also craved Nancy and Minerva's relationship. To be close to my sisters like that would be amazing!

I love all things piratey so this was an exceptional read for me!

1 comment:

  1. i agree. a great way to see the pirate world - from a girl's perspective!


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