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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday (60): Magic Marks the Spot

"Waiting On" a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm excitedly waiting on...

Magic Marks the Spot
(The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1)
by Caroline Carlson
Harper Collins Childrens

Hilary Westfield has always dreamed of being a pirate. She can tread water for thirty-seven minutes. She can tie a knot faster than a fleet of sailors. She particularly enjoys defying authority, especially if that authority orders her to wear a petticoat. She wouldn’t be caught dead eating tiny, crustless sandwiches, and she already owns a rather pointy sword. There’s only one problem: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates refuses to let any girl join their ranks of scourges and scallywags.

Girls belong at Miss Pimm’s Finishing School for Delicate Ladies, learning to waltz, faint, and curtsy. But Hilary and her dearest friend, the gargoyle, have no use for such frivolous lessons— they are pirates! (Or very nearly.)

To escape from a life of petticoats and politeness, Hilary answers a curious advertisement for a pirate crew and suddenly finds herself swept up in a seafaring adventure that may or may not involve a map without an “X,” a magical treasure that likely doesn’t exist, a rogue governess who insists on propriety, a crew of misfit scallywags, and the most treacherous—and unexpected—villain on the High Seas.

Will Hilary find the treasure in time? Will she become a true pirate after all? And what will become of the gargoyle?

Umm, pirates, a gargoyle, High Seas adventures? YES PLEASE!! I LOVE everything about this book's premise and that cover is fabulous! I can already tell that I'm going to adore Hilary. I cannot wait to dive into this book!!!



Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

This one sounds so fun! I love it! Great pick!

Archaznable said...

this also sounds like an awesome book to enjoy for the week

Alyssa said...

Is this a Middle Grade novel? I do love a Middle Grade read every now and then. Lately, I've been reading less and less. BUT, this one sounds like one to get me back into Middle Grade! Great choice! :)

Here is my WoW post!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love a good adventure...thanks for sharing. Here's MY WOW POST

Mel@Thedailyprophecy said...

Pirates :D! And I always love MG covers. So full of details!

WoW Mel@thedailyprophecy.