Hello all you lovely people! My Favorite Things is winding down with only one week left of new posts. It’s been a lovely time with you all and I would say it’s been a huge success!
Now before historical fiction week ends I have a giveaway for you lovelies who love pirates. Who doesn’t love pirates?! They can be good, evil, hot, handsome… the list goes on. Some of my favorite books have pirates in them and so I’m very excited to give some you the chance to read some of these wonderful books.
There will be two winners. One is US only and is for a copy of Steel by Carrie Vaughn. This book was provided by HarperTeen for Giveaway. The second winner is open internationally and is for a book of your choice from those I’ll list below or a book of your choice with pirates in it.
Sixteen-year-old Jill has fought in dozens of fencing tournaments, but she has never held a sharpened blade. When she finds a corroded sword piece on a Caribbean beach, she is instantly intrigued and pockets it as her own personal treasure. The broken tip holds secrets, though, and it transports Jill through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate’s life is bloody and brief, and as Jill learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get home—one that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain. Time travel, swordplay, and romance combine in an original high-seas adventure from New York Times bestseller Carrie Vaughn.
This series is absolutely fabulous, I highly recommend it to anyone. If this is the one you’d pick your welcome to choose any from the series if you have already begun the series or own a few.
Life as a ship’s boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas.There’s only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret. This could be the adventure of her life–if only she doesn’t get caught. . . .
This is my all time favorite series and you are welcome to pick from any books in the series if you have already started the series or own some of the books. This is only available to those 18 or older though, sorry! It’s not a series for everyone, only for the open minded.
“Born with a scarlet mote in her left eye, Phedre no Delaunay is sold into indentured servitude as a child. When her bond is purchased by an enigmatic nobleman, she is trained in history, theology, politics, foreign languages, the arts of pleasure. And above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Exquisite courtesan, talented spy…and unlikely heroine. But when Phedre stumbles upon a plot that threatens her homeland, Terre d’Ange, she has no choice.” “Betrayed into captivity in the barbarous northland of Skaldia and accompanied only by a disdainful young warrior-priest, Phedre makes a harrowing escape and an even more harrowing journey to return to her people and deliver a warning of the impending invasion. And that proves only the first step in a quest that will take her to the edge of despair and beyond.” “Phedre no Delaunay is the woman who holds the keys to her realms’s deadly secrets, and whose courage will decide the very future of her world.”
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.