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Calendar Girls (September 2019): A Pirate’s Life For Me (Favourite Book About Pirates)

It’s that time again! It’s the first Monday of the month which means that it’s time for another Calendar Girls Books post! This month’s theme is A Pirate’s Life For Me: Favourite Book About Pirates and I can’t wait to see what everyone’s favourite picks are because it turns out that I haven’t read many pirate books and I’d like to remedy that! Continue reading to see what my top pick is and what other participants have chosen too (as I update the post with their links)!

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Hosted by Katie @ Never Not Reading and Darque Reader Reads. From Katie’s blog: Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and will now be hosted by me, Katie. It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers, and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. Just like the song, each month has a different theme. Each blogger picks their favorite book from the theme, and on the first Monday of the month reveals their pick in a Calendar Girls post. Make sure to post back to the hostess’s post, and I will make a master list for the month. The master lists allow everyone to see the other Calendar Girls’ picks and to pop on over to their blogs. Thus, we all get to chat about books and even make some new friends!

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calendar girls books choice for september 2019: these rebel waves

TitleThese Rebel Waves
Author: Sara Raasch
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Pirates
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)
Published: August 7, 2018

Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion. But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something more dangerous is at work.

Devereux is a pirate. As one of the outlaws called stream raiders who run rampant on Grace Loray, he pirates the island’s magic plants and sells them on the black market. But after Argrid accuses raiders of the diplomat’s abduction, Vex becomes a target. An expert navigator, he agrees to help Lu find the Argridian—but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war.

Benat is a heretic. The crown prince of Argrid, he harbors a secret obsession with Grace Loray’s forbidden magic. When Ben’s father, the king, gives him the shocking task of reversing Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country—or if he’s building his own pyre.

As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex, and Ben will have to decide who they really are . . . and what they are willing to become for peace.

You can read my raving review for this book here!

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As I said, I haven’t read many pirate books.
So I only have one honourable mention! 🙈

calendar girls books honourable mention for september 2019: siege and storm

You can read my raving review for this book here!

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Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads – Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller Katie @ Never Not Reading – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Liz @ Stellar Kitten Book Reviews – Seafire by Natalie C. Parker Dani @ Mousai Books – The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Deanna @ Deanna Writes About It – Lost Boy by Christina Henry TBA
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THANK YOU FOR READING MY CALENDAR GIRLS POST! HAVE YOU EVER READ ANY OF THE BOOKS THAT I HAVE SELECTED FOR THIS MONTH’S PROMPT? IF SO, WHAT DID YOU THINK? AND IF YOU HAVEN’T READ ANY YET, ARE THEY ON YOUR TBR LIST? PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, WHETHER YOU’RE A CALENDAR GIRLS BOOKS PARTICIPANT OR NOT!

6 thoughts on “Calendar Girls (September 2019): A Pirate’s Life For Me (Favourite Book About Pirates)

  1. I feel like there are a lot of great books that feature pirates as side-characters, like Seige and Storm, but not very many that are actually all about them! “These Rebel Waves” is another that I recognize the cover of, but couldn’t honestly have told you what it was about prior to today.

    1. Yeah I found that I ran into that a lot. Like “well….that were pirates in it…but I can’t really call it a pirate book” haha. From what I remember, Siege and Storm spent a bit more time on the seas…maybe…so I decided to feature it lol. And aweee I really really liked These Rebel Waves and the sequel came out very recently!

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