Saturday, April 25, 2009

To Catch A Pirate

To Catch a Pirate
by Jade Parker
# of pages: 226
age range: 12 - 16

Once caught, it’s harder still to let a pirate go

When Annalisa Townsend’s ship is set upon by pirates in search of her father’s treasure, one of the crew, James Sterling, discovers her in the hold. When he moves to take her necklace, she begs him not to, as it is all she has left of her mother. He accepts a kiss in exchange for the necklace. “A fair trade, m’lady,” he tells her afterward, before disappearing.

A year later, with a forged letter of marque, Annalisa is intent on hunting down the wretched James Sterling and reclaiming her father’s treasure from him. But now she’s in danger of him stealing something far more vulnerable this time: her heart.

This novel is a great weekend read, quick and fluffy. I got this book at a school book fair and i felt it was probably the most interesting book in the whole lot.

Now I love pirate books, i guess I have a thing for bad boys who are into good girls, ever seen Greece, loved it!
So i quickly devoured this book, although you really can't say Annalisa is a "good girl", she tries to be at least.

James Sterling though, now he's bad, I mean he is a pirate. After capturing James Annalisa holds him captive on her ship, which proves very interesting when Anna remembers that one breath taking kiss they shared. It's no surprise that she wants another one.

But wait, we have another character in the picture, Nathaniel! He's Mr. Goody-too-shoe's gone bad, and he want more than Anna's hand in marriage. He's one of those guys who sees woman's as porcelain dolls, meant to be looked at but not to be touched. So when pirates attack the ship he locks Anna up in her room, and she's the captain!

I want to tell you more but you should read it for yourself. Don't expect a moving novel, or a new twilight, but you can expect a fast moving adventure romance book with a lovely ending.

If you enjoyed to catch a pirate, check out:
Pirates - Celia Rees
Sovay - Celia Rees
Aurelia - Anne Osturlund
Bewitching Season - Marrissa Doyle

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