Swept Up by the Sea by Tracy & Laura Hickman

July 2, 2013 · 5 comments

in YA SciFi/Fantasy, YA Speculative, Young Adult

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Determined to seek his fortune, Percival Taylor leaves behind his sleepy hometown and sets out to become a legendary pirate.

The only problem is, no one at the rough-and-tumble seaport of Blackshore will allow him anywhere near a ship!

Percival must find other means to win the heart of the beautiful Tuppence Magrathia Paddock, who has mistaken him for a pirate rogue out of one of her romantic books. She is entirely willing to swoon into his arms if he can prove his buccaneer soul and she will even arrange her own kidnapping to prove it.

Percival eventually finds himself captain of a broken-down ship, complete with a crew of reluctant pirates, a jilted fiancée, a reclusive master shipwright, and an old professor with a magical secret that could kill them all.

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Title: Swept Up by the Sea (*See Note)

Author: Tracy and Laura Hickman

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: July 1, 2013

ISBN: 978-1609076610

Formats: 320 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, hardcover; e-book

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Note: Originally published as a collector’s edition titled Blackshore, vol 2 of the Dragon’s Bard series. Rewritten to fit the YA market and to be a stand-alone.


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Shauna Wheelwright July 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I LOVED this book!
A LOT of FANTASTIC SCENES, filled with tongue-in-cheek humor, are found in these pages! OH. SO. GOOD!
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Cathy Jeppsen July 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I enjoyed reading this book, it did take me about 50 pages to really get into the story, but once I did it was amazing!
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Katie July 4, 2013 at 8:40 am

I thought this book was great!! It seems to have everything in it but the kitchen sink. Ha! Adventure, pirates, romance, humor, etc. It was also clean and would appeal to all types of audiences.

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Erika July 5, 2013 at 3:27 am

I’d give this book 3/5 stars! Not my favorite!
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