Saturday, December 26, 2009


Title: Pirates!
Author: Celia Rees
Pages: 380
Days took to read: 5 days
Cover Rating: 5/5
Character Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4.5/5

I deeply love this book!!! This is my second time reading it... And I love it just as much the second time. I originally read this about a year ago, and loved it immediately. I think the true test of weather a book is really great is when you read it a second time. The second time you are not as caught up in all the hype, because you know what is going to happen, so it is not nearly as exciting. This book was still AMAZING!!! I loved the depth of the characters and I really loved the plot. It kept you reading. I deeply recommend this to anyone who likes a good adventure novel!!!


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.