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What book am I eagerly anticipating at this moment? Why it just so happens to be…
by Nicole Castroman
Releases February 9th, 2016 from Simon Pulse.
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.
Okay, I feel like this is going to be more of an origin story than a swashbuckling adventure on the seas. And that’s okay, origin stories can be fascinating, and I already like the sound of Teach and Anne coming together. There’s bound to be some romance between them, right? I also feel like it’ll be a sort of coming of age story for both of them. They’re going to be forced to choose what they really want to do with their lives in a society that doesn’t allow individuals to dictate their own path. I’m still excited, despite it sounding like there could be less adventure in it than I originally thought.
Are you looking forward to reading Blackhearts?
What can’t you wait to read right now?