Saturday, September 19, 2009

Rapture of the Deep Book Review

Rapture of the Deep by L.A. Meyer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release date: September 28, 2009
Source: Publisher
Other books in the series: Bloody Jack, Curse of the Blue Tattoo, Under the Jolly Roger, In the Belly of the Bloodhound, Mississippi Jack, and My Bonny Light Horseman

On the very day that Jacky Faber is to wed her true love, she is kidnapped by British Naval Intelligence and forced to embark on yet another daring mission—this time to search for sunken Spanish gold. But when Jacky is involved, things don't always go as planned. Jacky has survived battles on the high seas, the stifling propriety of a Boston finishing school, and even confinement in a dank French prison. But no adventure has quite matched her opportunistic street-urchin desires—until now.


Wow, if you haven't read this series before- you need to! It's amazing. L.A. Meyer is a fantastic writer and he brings his characters to life. I've read each book in this series about three times each and I know this one will be read again and again as well. I've gotten both my family and friends hooked on this series and now I can't wait for the next one to come out! Jacky is realistic, funny, loving, caring, and an all together fabulous main character. I've learned so much about the 1800s from reading this series. Another thing I really like about this series is it's well written. Meyer is an amazing writer and his books are just terrific. When reading I always feel like I'm right there alongside the characters and experiencing everything they are. I highly recommend this book to anyone who's read the rest of the series and for people who haven't, definitely go check out Bloody Jack today!

* May contain spoilers for people who haven't read the rest of the series*

I knew it was too good to be true when reading the prologue that Jaimy and Jacky were actually going to be married. Of course it wasn't going to happen. Jacky was whisked away on another mission for England and this time ventured down to Key West with the other jolly members of the Nancy B. Jaimy and the Dolphin crew weren't far behind, but a lot of Jacky's past lovers also happened to be there- Richard Allen, Flaco Jimenez.. and some of her enemies too- Flashby. Rapture of the Deep took place in a setting none of the other books have ever taken place in and I enjoyed reading about Jacky's adventures as a diver- I knew her swimming would pay off! I really like little Joannie and she reminds of Jacky when she was younger. The characters in Rapture of the Deep were just as alive as in the rest of the series and I really liked how this book took place mostly on the open sea. I'm definitely keeping a weathered eye on the horizon for the next book in the series. Keep up the good work, Mr. Meyer!

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Haven't read the serie, but it sounds really good! Thank you for your wonderful review!


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