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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday's Novel Spotlight (22)

What it do, shawty in the hood?! I don't know. My gangsterness is coming out today for some odd reason. Anyway, today it is Tuesday. You are welcome for me pointing that out to you. It's actually March 15th which means another book has been welcomed into our world today. This time it is a book about fencing, time-traveling, and pirates. I have never read a novel about pirates so I think I'm going to go pick this one up to be my first. Which book is it?

Steel by Carrie Vaughn! A couple of people have read it because of ARC last year but not many have and so for that, I shall tell you what it is. *description was taken from Barnesandnoble.com*

It was a slender length of rusted steel, tapered to a point at one end and jagged at the other, as if it had been broken. A thousand people would step over it and think it trash, but not her.

This was the tip of a rapier.

Sixteen-year-old Jill has fought in dozens of fencing tournaments, but she has never held a sharpened blade. When she finds a corroded sword piece on a Caribbean beach, she is instantly intrigued and pockets it as her own personal treasure.

The broken tip holds secrets, though, and it transports Jill through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate's life is bloody and brief, and as Jill learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get home-one that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain.

It sounds really interesting and now that I think about it, I'll buy it as soon as I can. I really like pirates but never read anything about them which is beyond weird to me. If you read an ARC tell us how it is in the comments below. If you haven't read it, are you going to buy it?

3 comments:

Evie said...

Pirates!! So awesome! I love Pirates and i will check this book out for sure, thanks for sharing! :)

Lindsay said...

I will be buying this book. Actually, I'm getting a signed copy in a few days. I saw this book at work today, read the word swashbuckling, and was immediately interested lol. I mean come on...swashbuckling...awesome!

Btw, I read your comment to Cassandra Clare about straight males avoiding a certain link. I read and liked a few of your other tweets and thought I'd check out your blog. When I saw Steel, the very book I've been obsessing over all day, I knew this was a blog that I needed to follow. So there, a random but of coincidence just got you another follower :)

Michael Antonio Araujo said...

@Evie I love pirates also. It's just awesome how they live out in the sea and are pretty much bad ass and everything. -wants to be a pirate =( -

@Lindsay Thank you for following me! Congrats on the signed copy! It's always fun getting those haha. Swashbuckling is a very epic word =P

And that's funny about the tweets. Either it's coincidence or I meant to do that and direct you towards my group. O.O -plays creepy music in the background- no I'm stalking haha but again thank you for following me! =D

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