Thursday, September 19, 2013

International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Argh...! A'hoy yer landlubbers, happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!
In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, I'm going to showcase some awesome YA pirate books!


Bloody Jack is a YA pirate series about Jacky whose life is changed from the better after landing a job as a ship boy.  Only one problem--Jacky's a GIRL!  She has keep this secret if she wants to stay aboard the HMS Dolphin.  There are currently 13 books in the Bloody Jack series and many of them are also on audiobook.


In the late seventeenth century, famed teenage pirate Emer Morrisey was on the cusp of escaping the pirate life with her one true love and unfathomable riches when she was slain and cursed with "the dust of one hundred dogs," dooming her to one hundred lives as a dog before returning to a human body-with her memories intact.  Now she's a contemporary American teenager and all she needs is a shovel and a ride to Jamaica.

 Twins, Connor and Grace, never dreamed that there was any truth to the Vampirate shanty their father sang to them before he died, but that was before the two were shipwrecked and separated from each other.For Connor, who is taken aboard a pirate ship, there's the chance to learn to swordfight, but for Grace, aboard a mysterious ship of vampire pirates, the danger is great.What will it take for them to find each other?  The Vampirates series includes 7 books.


Nancy Kington, daughter of a rich merchant, suddenly orphaned when her father dies, is sent to live on her family's plantation in Jamaica. Disgusted by the treatment of the slaves and her brother's willingness to marry her off, she and one of the slaves, Minerva, run away and join a band of pirates.

For both girls the pirate life is their only chance for freedom in a society where both are treated like property, rather than individuals. Together they go in search of adventure, love, and a new life that breaks all restrictions of gender, race, and position. Told through Nancy's writings, their adventures will appeal to readers across the spectrum and around the world.

 Please comment and let me know what you're favorite pirate book is!

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