Pirates! by Celia Rees

This brilliant book is a daring tale that tells of Nancy Kington and Minerva Sharpe, both female pirates.

When Nacy’s rich father dies, she is shipped off to her inheritance: her fathers sugar plantation in Jamaica. Disgusted by the fact she ‘owns’ human lives, she makes firm friends with her lady-in-waiting, Minerva Sharpe.

When Bartholeme, a greedy plantation owner, tries to force Nancy to marry him, her and Minerva escape the island the only way they can: by joining a band of visiting pirates.

Enthralled by their new life, Nancy and Minerva sail the sea, narrowly avoiding danger; Nancy constantly dreaming of her childhood love, William, who was tricked into become a crew member of a slave ship by his own father.


A hugely exciting story with a dramatic ending, Pirates! is the perfect book to start you Pirate season off with.


8 thoughts on “Pirates! by Celia Rees

  1. You really made me interested in this book, I like these kinds of stories. I have already started to search for the book in online stores, maybe I get lucky and find a cheap one ๐Ÿ˜€
    And congratulations to your blog, it’s very nice and a brilliant idea for people like me who never know what to read next ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. I have just finished the book. I quite liked it, it’s a great adventure story but some things are too fast in it like the chapter with the Brazilian. I did wait for some more action because nearly the whole book is about the chase and their fleeing from him. But I liked the love line ๐Ÿ˜€
    It was really worth reading, huge thanks!!!

    • Yeah, it moves a bit fast in places- and you sort of expect a big battle scene, that doesn’t come. I think the whole love thing is really cute too ๐Ÿ˜€
      Glad you liked it, and you’re welcome!
      P.S. Have you read Piratica? I’ve found it doesn’t have these pace issues, and there’s a proper climax. Also lots of little twists, and a good helping of romance and misunderstandings (But most of that is in number 2).

  3. I have found this book very fascinating treat and i have enjoyed reading it, i could never put the book down!
    By the way what is your name on WordPress?
    Thankyou ๐Ÿ™‚

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