Saturday, May 14, 2011

Review: Rapture of the Deep

Jacky's been a beggar, a pirate, a thief, an artist, a dancer, a ship's boy, a lady, a prisoner, a captain, and a spy.  Now, she gets to add treasure hunter to the list.  The British Intelligence service kidnaps her on her wedding day and sets her to bringing back to the light thousands of pounds of long-lost Spanish gold.  Of course, with handsome Spanish pirates, cruel Spanish warships, lots of pretty gold, and her very own true love Jaimy Fletcher... Jacky's in for quite an adventure.

Entertainment: ★★★★★

I've become quite the devoted fan of this series.

Plot: ★★★★

I love how Jacky doesn't just let life pass her by - she stands up for herself, makes the best of things, and finds adventures everywhere.  She makes this good old pirates, guns, and treasure story new and exciting again.

Characters: ★★★★

You can't help but love Jacky.  She knows she's smart and she knows she looks good, and she uses both to full advantage.  She's got a weak spot for handsome men.  She's quite a sinner.  And yet she's really just an ordinary girl trying to do well for herself - a character I imagine people everywhere can relate to all too easily.  The side characters were less interesting, but Jacky really shone.

Writing: ★★★★

Meyer has a wonderfully light, entertaining writing style.  Sometimes it slips into some overly casual slang, which I usually don't like - but it works for Meyer's style and Jacky's voice.  There's just something very appealing about the writing.

End Result: four stars.  A good book, definitely worth your time.

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