Bloody Jack

By Jessica Friedman

Share on facebook
Share on pinterest
Share on twitter
Share on email

This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Read my affiliate policy here

Title: Bloody Jack
Author: L.A. Meyer
Series: Bloody Jack #1
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Content Warning: Thematic elements, mild language, and war violence

Blurb

Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy

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. . . .

Goodreads

My Thoughts

I had never heard of this series before, but when I found it listed as a free-to-stream audiobook on Audible Channels, I thought I’d give it a try. I’m really glad I did—what a fun book! Jacky is quite the protagonist: saucy (yet insecure), resourceful, loyal, and funny. Her relationships with the other ships boys lead to plenty of humor, and the sailors aboard the ship provide a motley cast of mentors, bullies, creeps, and heroes. I will definitely read more of this series.

Score: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Add to Goodreads

buy from amazon

Buy This Book from Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide

[box border_width="2" border_color="#b9e4ee" border_style="solid" icon="book" icon_style="border" icon_shape="circle" align="center" title="Heads Up, Book Lovers!"]

Looking for some great books to read this year? Book Depository always has excellent deals with free shipping worldwide! Plus, you get a sweet little bookmark designed by independent artists, to boot. And until March 23, 2020, you can get 40% off select bestsellers!

[/box]

 

And don’t forget to save this book to your Pinterest reading list! Thanks!

Book Review: Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer | Jest Kept Secret

2 Responses

  1. OMG I LOVE Jacky Faber! <3 <3 So glad you discovered her – I really can't understand why these books aren't more well-known. When I first came across it, I was delighted to find that there were 12 (!) books, haha! I'm currently halfway through reading the whole series once again, it's SO good. You're right, Jacky's friendship with the ships boys is so sweet, and there are many more adventures to come! Did you read any more books from the series?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our privacy policy.