Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Unbinding of Mary Reade

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara
Pub. Date: February 6, 2018

Goodreads says, "There’s no place for a girl in Mary’s world. Not in the home of her mother, desperately drunk and poor. Not in the household of her wealthy aunt, where a girl could never be named an heir. And certainly not in the arms of Nat, her childhood love who never knew her for who she was. As a hired sailor aboard a Caribbean merchant ship, Mary’s profession―and her safety―depend on her ability to disguise the fact that she’s a girl. Leastways, that’s what she thinks is true. But then pirates attack the ship, and right in the middle of the swashbuckling crowd of bloodthirsty pirates, Mary spots something she never could have imagined: a girl pirate. The sight of a girl standing unafraid upon the deck, gun and sword in hand, changes everything. In a split-second decision, Mary turns her gun on her own captain and earns herself a spot among the pirates’ crew. For the first time, Mary has a shot at freedom. But imagining living life as her true self is easier, it seems, than actually doing it. And when Mary finds herself falling for the captain’s mistress, she risks everything―her childhood love, her place among the crew, and even her life."

A female pirate? YES! I have always loved pirates, but especially after binging Black Sails, I'm all about them! What do you guys think?  


  1. I love the story of Mary Reade! I read a great fiction book with her in it when I was growing up. (And you gotta love the pirate connection!) :)

    1. Awesome! I will have to look into this. Thanks for visiting, Lark!


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