Jul 26, 2016


nicole castroman
Publisher  Simon Pulse.
Publication Date: February 9,2016
Genre:YA Historical Fiction | Romance. 
Format|Pages:  Hardcover|384.
 Source: Goodreads|Library.

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.

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 CuraƧao—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. 


I need to know what happens next. How can anyone not be curious after an ending like that? I’m already eager for the next book in series to be out. I cannot help but wonder, will Teach and Anne will be reunited? What obstacles will they face on the way? BLACKHEARTS will have you run those questions after you reach the end. I am not sure how long I can wait for the next book to be out, there is a feeling that needs to know what happens next. What will happen with both Teach and Anne? BLACKHEARTS Isn’t any ordinary love story, it’s a forbidden love story, an unexpected love. Considering fact how Teach and Anne reacted to one another when the two of them met. How hostile and rude Teach was towards Anne at first, but then I couldn’t blame him cause of how she reacted when two of them met each other. When I first came across this book while I was surfing Goodreads had been the cover, a photograph of a ship in a bottle, a curiosity got the best of me. By time that I read the summary of the book, I was hooked and it had my attention till the end of the novel. Every page, every chapter had me on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t seem to get enough of Teach and Anne’s story. I still find myself thinking about it.

I wasn’t aware of Blackbeard, not till I came across BLACKHEARTS and reading this book caused me to be curious so once I finished the book, I found myself curious about that pirate, the one that I didn’t know anything about. Story was fascinating thought it said nothing about his love life, however the name of the ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge gave me feeling that there must been something in his past. It fit this novel, BLACKHEARTS perfectly and now the title makes sense, fits story of Teach and Anne. Having the novel written in both Anne and Teach’s point of view gave more view of each character. In beginning, I wasn’t too fond of Teach but as time went and book progressed I couldn’t find it in me to dislike him. It felt like Teach was misunderstood by almost everyone, expect Anne. They had a connection, an unexpected there but there was something there and it wasn’t long till Anne felt it too. The way that Teach protected her, it had me smiling. Their love story, it’s extraordinary

I went back and forth between liking Master Drummond and then hating him. It felt just as he did something good, it wasn’t long before he did something that I disproved off. I disliked how he treated his own son. He did protect Anne but that was till he found out that she been stealing. I understand why he did what he did but at same time I felt that he might been too harsh. I do wonder what’s going to happen to him now, that his son is gone. Would he go looking for him? Would he regret doing what he did? The images, the descriptions in this book were out of this world, along with the emotions that both Teach and Anne went through in this book. There was part of me that felt like I went along on adventures, obstacles along with Anne and Teach, feeling and experiencing everything they had. Everything, it felt real to me and I couldn’t get enough, I wanted for it to continue. It couldn’t end like that.

A magical, astonishing love story.


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