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The Rise of April – Tarrin P Lupo (Pirates of the Savannah #3)

22 Mar

Started – 5/3/12

Finished – 20/3/12

Format – Kindle E-book

 

Synopsis – The Rise of April is the third book in the Pirates of Savannah: Trilogy. Follow our heroine and her crew on daring pirate ship raids, smuggling runs, and deadly sea battles. Join the group of adventurers as they engage in swashbuckling sword fights and take to the high seas to break free from the clutches of the redcoats and the rule of the British Crown.

This historical fiction trilogy is a fun adventure in a Pre-Revolutionary War setting. It follows fictional characters through an actual timeline and is packed full of real people, places and events. This novel is appropriate for young adult and beyond.

 

My Thoughts – I have read this trilogy back to back on my kindle and i have to say this is my least favourite book out of them all. I still enjoyed it, but for some reason this book just didnt hold my attention as well as the other two.

 

This book still focuses on Patrick and his life in Savannah, however now he is a free man and can do as he pleases. He still has many adventures and people seem to come out of the woodwork when you least expect it. This book is all about April, as the title suggests, and unfortunately i just didnt like her as a character. I just wasnt sure that her attitude was all the nice and i just couldnt warm to her. Along with the surprise of Tracy, i just didnt think that this added much to the story.

 

I also thought that this book was very rushed through as the others had been a lot slower paced and the build up was better in those. I didnt think the ending was the ending and thought that this could have been eeked out a little more.

 

However, i did like the fact that there was a whole section about what was true and what was not at the back of the book. i found this fascinating and i really thought that this added to the book and i was able to learn a lot about that time period through this book.

 

Now I’m not saying this book was not enjoyable, it was, but maybe i am a bit too old for the book and it would have been better aimed at a different reader, for example a teenage boy. This contained lots of gore that i think would appeal.

 

Rating – 3.5/5

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Battle Rats – Tarrin P. Lupo (Pirates of the Savannah #2)

9 Mar

Started – 4/3/12

Finished – 5/3/12

Format – Kindle e-book

 

Synopsis – Battle Rats is the second book in the Pirates of Savannah trilogy and is the follow up novel to Sold in Savannah. Join the group of ex-convicts as they try and establish a new life in Savannah and escape their pasts. Follow the gang through duels, battles, and heists while trying to avoid the corrupt Redcoats at every turn.

This historical fiction trilogy is a fun adventure in a Pre-Revolutionary War setting. It follows fictional characters through an actual timeline and is packed full of real people, places, and events. This novel is appropriate for young adult and beyond.

 

My Thoughts – i downloaded this book as part of a trilogy (Pirates of the Savannah) that was free on the kindle store for a day. This book is no longer free, but in my opinion it is well worth buying because i enjoyed this a lot more than the first in the trilogy.

 

This book follows Patrick again and his struggle for freedom, not against the family that he lives with, but against the government, or the redcoats. There are more trials and tribulations in this book, like stolen cannons and mules and many other things too. In this book Patrick has his first dealings with a woman, and i think that this was delt with really well as part of a young adult trilogy, it wasnt graphic in any way.

 

As with the first book, the first chapter was really graphic and gruesome, something that i really struggled with again, as it was maybe a little too graphic for the audience intended.

 

Reading this book out of sequence would be really difficult as the books directly follow on from each other and probably wouldnt make much sense.

 

A great second book in a so far great trilogy, i really enjoyed this book a lot more than the first.

 

Rating – 4/5

Sold In Savannah – Tarrin P. Lupo (Pirates of the Savannah #1)

7 Mar

Started – 3/3/12

Finished – 4/3/12

Format – Kindle e-book

 

Synopsis – This is the first book in the “Pirates of Savannah” trilogy .Follow a group of English prisoners as they are sold at auction to the highest bidder. The odd collection of fellows battle inhumane living conditions, sail the salty seas, and fight deadly pirates to try their hand at a new life in General Oglethorpe’s colony of Savannah, GA. Can they escape the stigma of their past and survive in this New World?

This historical fiction trilogy is a fun adventure in a Pre-Revolutionary War setting. It follows fictional characters through an actual timeline and is packed full of real people, places and events. This novel is appropriate for young adult and beyond.

 

My Thoughts – I downloaded this book as the whole trilogy was free on amazon for a little while. While its not my usual genre, i was craving something different and wanted to try something new. I was right. This book is most definitaly different.

 

Now to start with it does have a graphic warning that the first chapter is quite gruesome. Now, while i understand that this is what times were like, i felt that as this book was being marketed as young adult, this was just a bit too graphic for my liking.

 

The story was good. It centres on Patrick who is imprisioned in England. In order for him to start a new life he is shipped across the world as a prisoner to start a new life in America. There are various trials and issues surrounding the crossing but i wont go into them and spoil them for anyone else.

 

This book was alright, some parts of the book i didnt like, for example i did think a few parts dragged on a bit (i have read more of the series now and i enjoyed the second book a lot more)

 

Rating – 3/5