Hello peoples! So today I come to you with a non-spoilery review of an awesome book called Blackhearts* by Nicole Castroman! Before I get into the review though, let me share with you some book details:
Blackhearts* by Nicole Castroman
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: February 9th 2016
Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything.
Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of one of Bristol’s richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There’s just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.
Following her parents’ deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to Curaçao—where her mother was born—when she’s stuck in England?
From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay.
Ok now for the review. I only slightly apologize in advance for the amount of fangirling used to describe my feelings about this book…..
OHMYGODTHISBOOKISAMAZING! Like actually! It’s probably annoying of me to say that 20 times but hey, I pick books I like and this book? I LOVED IT! See my friends all were telling me it’s amazing, you need to read it! etc etc etc and I was like I will, I will! Thank goodness for this tour because now I can say I NOW UNDERSTAND! This book is so good. The characters are so fantastic and real and the plot is so good and interesting and changes subtly but awesomely and it’s just so good!!!!! Honestly if I wasn’t broke, I’d buy the real, PB version of this book. Oh goodness. SO GOOD!!!! Now I know I probably haven’t given you much in terms of a review but JUST BUY IT!!!! IT’S SO GOOD!!!!!! And then you can see what I mean and fail at writing words for a review because it’s just so good like me!
In all honesty though I think you get it – JUST BUY THE BOOK GUYS AND READ IT – and I’ll tell you about the author!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicole was lucky enough to come with her very own best friend…she has a twin sister who can read her mind and finish her sentences for her.
At the age of 13, she went to Europe for the first time and it changed her life. She loves learning about different people, languages and cultures and speaks fluent German. She knows enough Spanish to get herself into trouble and can still read the Cyrillic alphabet from when she studied Russian.
She received her B.A. from Brigham Young University and has lived in Germany, Austria and two different places called Georgia. One is located on the Black Sea. The other is the state of Georgia where she now lives with her handsome husband and two beautiful children who continue to amaze her.
And that’s all! Thank you to Nicole and the FFBC for organizing this blog tour and letting me review the book, it was soooooo good! And thank you, you wonderful readers for reading the post! I highly rec this book; def read it!!! Before you leave though, follow the rest of the tour!
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