Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard.
Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet—until he rebels against his captain. Mutiny is a capital offense and Teach knows it could cost him his life, but he believes it worth the risk in order to save his crew from the attacking Spanish ships.
Sailing on the same blue waters, Anne barely avoids the Spanish attack, making it safely to Nassau. But lawless criminals, corrupt politics, and dangerous intentions fill the crowded streets of this Caribbean port. Soon, Anne discovers that the man entrusted to keep the peace is quite possibly the most treacherous of them all—and he just happens to hold Teach’s fate in his terrifying hands.
Life and death hang in the balance when Teach and Anne are given a dangerous mission. It’s a mission that will test their love, loyalty and devotion, forcing them down a path neither one could have ever imagined.
Publication Date: April 11, 2017
YAY! I’m so glad that the sequel was just as good as the first book. And MORE PIRATES!!
But they don’t really appear until the last 40% of the book..
Things I Really, Really Liked:
– More pirates!!!!
– More yays for ships (pun not intended)
– People that don’t want to stab Anne or Teach
– Sailing + fighting so yay
Things I Didn’t Like So Much:
– WHY IS TEACH SO PROTECTIVE like ANNE CAN DEFEND HERSELF (kind of)
– There’s almost a love triangle but there’s not really one
Also I THINK there’s going to be another book, but I’m not really sure?? The ending was kind of a “connection to history” moment, so it’s possible that it could end but I WANT ANOTHER BOOK!!
I love how the romance plays out in this story, and there’s no cliche “angsty romance in the second book because we have to,” it’s just.. normal.
However, I did think that 10-40% of the book was kind of boring. Since there’s not really any romance or plot drama going on, I felt pretty bored while she was there (on land).
But… I LOVE the new characters! I’m not going to introduce all of them to you (I can’t without giving some spoilers away), so I’m just going to introduce the first two characters you meet: Cara and Coyle. They are sister and brother, and I LOVE Cara! There is this wonderful brother/sister bond and I am so happy that Anne finally meets some characters that DON’T hate her. Cara is a fierce and flirty girl, and her brother, Coyle, is very protective of her. They become friends with Anne quickly, and it’s just so nice to see their friendship.
Okay… so there’s almost a love triangle. I’m actually kind of annoyed, because Character B kind of fell in love with Character A within weeks (days? I don’t really get the time) and that kind of frustrated me.
Also, there are guns. And ships. *sings Hamilton loudly and off-key*
And Anne learns to shoot a gun so that makes me happy.
Also note: the pirates still don’t really happen until the last 40% of the book, so you’ll have to settle with this cat for now.
But in conclusion:
I loved this book and Anne and Teach’s relationship. I also loved the pirates.
I liked the ending, but is that a cliffhanger or something because if there is NOT A SEQUEL I will be upset. A third book can definitely be pulled out of this, and it will definitely be glorious.
Seriously, when I reached the ending, I was like this:
An advance reader copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
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