Thursday, September 13, 2012

Guest Post - 3 Books Till I Walk the Plank!

*While I'm in Europe - It's the end of my trip! I fly home today :-( - I've lined up some fabulous guest posters. Please welcome Becky from Becky's Barmy Book Blog!

Becky Barmy Book Blog

I'm Becky from 'Becky's Barmy Book Blog', I have been running my blog for almost 2 years. I mainly focus on YA fiction with the odd bit of Children's and Adult thrown in. I post regularly and love my blog and all it's become, never imagined it would grow so much. I have more followers than I ever thought I would have. I like to keep my blog simple but honest. And I try to do a variety of posts.

Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer

Set in 18th Century London, Jacky Faber has spent her days on the streets, scavenging for food and fighting for basic survival. When a ship arrives Jacky takes her chance and hops aboard becoming a member of the crew, the only problem is - girls aren't allowed on ships so she must disguise herself as a boy. Soon she becomes one of the best sailors on the boat , but as they start to run into trouble, Jacky must try her hardest not to be discovered, for is she is, she could be thrown overboard or shot. The consequences are not worth thinking about. A grand High-seas adventure that will have you on the edge of your seat. What more could you want? :D

Vampirates - Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper

Connor and Grace are twins, they live in the lighthouse with their father, but when he dies, they are left orphaned, to be passed around the other town members like stray pets. Deciding they want more from life the twins take their father's boat and hit the high seas for a grand adventure! But they get caught in a storm and just as they are about to drown, each twin is picked up by a passing ship. Connor finds himself on a pirate ship and is trained to be a crew member, whilst Grace finds herself in a locked room, surrounded by Vampirates.

The twins know they must find each other again, but it's not going to be easy, but maybe they will learn something about themselves on the way.

Pirates! by Celia Rees

Set in the 18th century, Minerva is a slave forced to work on the plantations in the West Indies, she is subjected to cruelty and harsh conditions, she dreams of getting away. Nancy the daughter of a rich Englishman is being forced into a marriage with the rich plantation owner. No one cares about her feelings or desires, she must simply do as she is told. Her brother coldly hands her over without a second glance. But things begin to change when Nancy and Minerva meet, and all to soon the girls are forced to face their demons. They end up running away, they are not out of danger but at least they have a certain freedom. They become Pirates! They sail the seas, fight battles and have the adventure they've always dreamed off. But how long will it be before their past catches up with them?


  1. I love a good pirate story! One of the kids I tutor was actually writing his own pirate novella (it was extremely entertaining). I'm going to have to check out 'Bloody Jack' -- I love a strong female MC. Great post!

  2. Hmm, never heard of any of these books. But I would like to read a good pirate story. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for having me Alison! Was fun.

    Bloody Jack is definitely worth a read, one of my favourite Pirate series. Sooo good!

  4. I love Pirates! and Bloody Jack. I haven't read Vampirates- but it looks interesting.


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