Bloody Jack

A Book Review
By Jess Friedman

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

Jess Friedman

Jess is a Canadian-American who's always ready for the next adventure. She loves all things living, always has a million creative projects in progress, and polishes her nerd badge daily. She is passionate about strengthening families by empowering women to make space for things that bring them true and lasting joy. You can read more posts by Jess here.
Jess Friedman

Jess Friedman

Jess is a Canadian-American who's always ready for the next adventure. She loves all things living, always has a million creative projects in progress, and polishes her nerd badge daily. She is passionate about strengthening families by empowering women to make space for things that bring them true and lasting joy. You can read more posts by Jess here.

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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?

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