Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #2: The Terror of the Southlands by Caroline Carlson, Dave Phillips (Illustrated by)

Hilary is now a full-fledged pirate and can sail the seas proudly.  She has a fairly motley crew, but she doesn't mind.  They are her friends and they enjoy sailing and quests.  What she doesn't enjoy is being accused of not acting "pirate-like"...

HarperCollins and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 9th, so it's not long to wait for the second book in this series.

The first one was a great read, so I had to see what sort of new adventures Hilary got involved in.  She tends to be more of a heroine than a pirate, but don't tell her so.

When she finds Miss Primm missing, she gathers her crew and sets off to find her.  The fact that the King of the Pirates doesn't want her to do that doesn't stop her.  Neither do threats that she's acting not at all like a pirate.

She has Charlie, Claire and her gargoyle and they have great adventures trying to stay alive and unharmed during their quest.  It takes a while to unravel what's wrong with the situation.  It seems the dead aren't dead and all the pirates aren't what they seem either.  It's a fight to the end and you're not sure if Hilary is going to succeed.  It's a good thing she has such great friends or she wouldn't make it.

Now I wonder if there will be another book in the series or if this is the end.  I don't think Hilary is done with her adventures though.  If you're her friend, she's going to drag you along on another one.

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