Waiting on Wednesday (50): Blackhearts


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. 

My WoW:

Blackhearts
by Nicole Castroman
Release date: February 9th 2016
Published by: Simon Pulse
Pre-order: Amazon

Synopsis:
Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything.

Edward "Teach" Drummond, son of one of Bristol's richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There's just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.

Following her parents' deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to Curaçao—where her mother was born—when she's stuck in England?

From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay.

I don't think I've ever read a YA book about pirates before and now one with Blackbeard? The Blackbeard? Granted, this is about Blackbeard pre-piracy but even so, he is probably the most famous pirate ever known (and the only one I know). Also, when you read the early reviews, you just won't help but get excited about it.

14 comments:

  1. I've heard so many great things about this book. Yet, I can't decide if I want to read it, or not. I hope you'll love it though. Thanks for sharing, and happy Wednesday! :)
    Here's my WoW

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    1. Hello, Petra! You know what, if I were you, I'll go with reading this, haha. ;)

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  2. I am looking forward to this one as well! Pirates! Hopefully we will both enjoy it!

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  3. I am waiting for it too! Nice pick! But my WoW is of different book today.
    My WoW

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  4. I'm reading this one very, very soon! It's on Edelweiss, if by any chance you didn't know. I hope you love this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fantastic week. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I immediately logged into my Edelweiss account and requested this as soon as I read your comment. Thank you!

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  5. Sounds like it's going to be a realistic historical novel—very curious how piracy is going to be presented. Romantic, adventurous, rebellious but in a good way? Or brutal, amoral and desperate?

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    1. The author said this will be about Blackbeard pre-piracy, but I REALLY want to see all of that in the book!

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  6. I am SO excited for Blackhearts! And the cover is gorgeous!

    Here's my WoW!

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    1. I know! <3 It seems to me the ship inside the bottle is symbolic but I don't know what to make of it yet.

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  7. OMG okay I have been super excited for this book for a while now and I just got approved for an ARC of this! So happy to see you feature it just makes me even more excited!

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    1. Congrats, Eve! I hope we both like it.

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