1. Late-night impulse buying of books didn’t sound like a good idea to me.
2. If I bought it, I’d start to read it, and I generally have a hard time putting down a good book after I’ve started.
3. I was too tired (I know, bad excuse, but nevertheless, it is one)
So the next day, I decided to get it. Am I ever glad that I did! Mind you, there’s violence, and cussing, but less cussing than I hear at school every day, both in volume and severity. I wasn’t too shocked about that, because, honestly: Pirates.
The main character is named Jill, and she’s a modern day fencer, but she’s never held a sword with a sharpened blade. One day she comes across the broken-off tip of a rapier. It pulls her back in time to when pirates sailed the seas in search of treasure. Once there, Jill must adapt to the pirate lifestyle (which surprisingly involves a lot of cleaning), figure out how to get home, and try not to get killed. That doesn’t sound too hard, right?
This book has a great plotline, and believable characters. I mean, as believable as characters in a time-travel book can be. Have you ever heard of the term ‘book hangover’? Well you’ve heard of it now! What’s it mean you ask? Well, I’m going to use this handy dandy picture I found as an illustration:
Overall, I am very glad that I gave the five dollar book from an author I’d never heard of on Kobobooks.com a chance. It was worth every penny (Should I say nickel now? Hmmm…)!