First off an exciting BEA read I picked up from author A.C. Crispin- The Price of Freedom (Pirates of the Caribbean). Released May 17th, The Price of Freedom is about Jack in his early days. The pre-pirate ones. See? You're shocked already! That's right, A.C. Crispin has not only made Jack have straight laced beginnings but she's also made him an employee of the East India Trading Company. Expect this prequel to be tightly tied into the movie franchise's story as it's published by Disney and Beckett pops up. The hubby started it on the plane home last night and was already snickering, I have a good feeling about this story!
The Mourning Emporium, book 2 of Michelle Lovric's enchanting series starting with The Undrowned Child, has a fabulous twist where a floating orphanage of venetian boys (the Scilla Sofonisba, which was a real floating orphanage) are forced to be Pirates by the evil and beautiful Ms Uish. Not to mention a host of Mermaids (featured in both the books) who have learned their rather exotic blend of English lingo from pirates and sailors. Such as:
"My gib was atwitch, I might of knowed it. Human childer smell most peculiar, I do declare freely"
If you're not totally swept away by both the pirates and the story I'll eat my eye patch.
Don't forget to keep the reading circle going by stopping by The Fluidity of Time next!
Message in a Bottle: visit Liana's Paper Doll Blog to see the Pirate Queen Sasha and read more about her at Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf.