Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Swept Up By The Sea Book Review


Here's another book that was on my summer reading list. Swept Up by the Sea by Tracy and Laura Hickman has a fabulous cover that hints at the part-fantasy, part-humor, part-adventure that makes up this tale. I'm currently reading this book and it's not in my usual genre--meaning it's over-the-top silly with a fun narrator but intertwined with a great setting that pulls you into the story. If you liked reading The Princess Bride, then you will probably enjoy this book.

Here's the blurb:
Determined to seek his fortune, Percival Taylor leaves behind his sleepy hometown and sets out to become a legendary pirate. The only problem is, no one at the rough-and-tumble seaport of Blackshore will allow him anywhere near a ship! Percival must find other means to win the heart of the beautiful Tuppence Magrathia Paddock, who has mistaken him for a pirate rogue out of one of her romantic books. She is entirely willing to swoon into his arms if he can prove his buccaneer soul and she will even arrange her won kidnaping to prove it. Percival eventually finds himself captain of a broken-down ship, complete with a crew of reluctant pirates, a jilted fiancée, a reclusive master shipwright, and an old professor with a magical secret that could kill them all. Join the strangest assortment of characters you ll ever meet on the Nine Seas as they set sail for treasure and romance!

I was given a copy of this book for review purposes.

I hope your summer reading is going great!

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