Jun 17, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (136)

is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that 
showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

I have been waiting for this book for a very long time (and it FINALLY has a cover). I added it on Goodreads over a year ago, so for over a year I've been wondering when all the book's details would be revealed so it'd be that much closer to being in my hands. The premise of this book is very hard to resist, for it's about pirates, but not just any pirates: it's the origin story of the one and only Blackbeard. (Fun-ish fact: I did basic research on Blackbeard--real name Edward Teach--to write a short story for a fiction writing class this year, and it makes for some very interesting things and many possible plot points.) And since it has to do with the most famous pirate in the history of ever--who's real, at least; sorry, Captain Hook and Captain Jack Sparrow--it's only fitting to call it treasure and be willing to do THINGS to get it, because I WANT IT.

Author: Nicole Castroman
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publishing Date: February 9, 2016
Pages: 320
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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. This is their story.

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.

What treasure are you highly anticipating this week?


  1. I am so excited about this book too! Blackbeard myths interest me so much having grown up around them living in NC. Great pick. ~Beth @ Perpetual New Girl

  2. This one sounds really interesting! I'll have to check it out!

    Check out my WoW - http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/06/waiting-on-wednesday-song-of-david-by.html

  3. Such a great pick. I have this one on my wishlist. It sounds so good.

  4. Hahaha I had to do a double take whn I read the title. Thought itwas blackeads.
    Waiting on Wednesday

  5. YES! I saw this on someone's WoW last week and it caught my attention immediately! It looks so interesting. Also, I am also in the middle of The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, and I'm really enjoying it! I hope you are too!
    Here's my WoW if you want to check it out!

  6. I am SO excited for this book! There definitely are not enough pirate books in my world. :)

  7. OOhhh!!!! Historical fiction and pirates! I've really never heard of this book until now and I definitely have to add it to my Goodreads! It sounds awesome! Great pick this week :) My WoW:

    Crystal @ Books Unbound

  8. Woah! This retelling sounds pretty awesome. And it’s got such a gorgeous cover too. I seriously don’t know why I hadn’t heard of this one until now! Thanks for sharing–great WoW pick! :D

  9. This looks really good! I haven't heard of this one, but it's definitley going onto my TBR now :) Hope you enjoy and Happy Reading!

    Erica @ Read It. Note It.
    My WoW List!

  10. I love pirates! This sounds awesome! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

  11. Great choice! A pirate YA novel sounds absolutely great. I'll be sure to read this one when it comes out.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  12. Hmmmm I hadn't seen this yet, but now I'm intrigued! Also loving seeing these ship-in-bottle covers lately! Thanks for sharing!

  13. This sounds great! I am in love with the cover!


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