Saturday, April 28, 2012

Review: The Mark of the Golden Dragon (Bloody Jack #9) By L.A. Meyer

Reading Level: Young Adult/Historical Fiction

Author: L.A Meyer
Published: October 4th 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Audio book

Synopsis: Jacky Faber embarks on another rousing adventure to delight her ever-growing legion of fans.
 The irrepressible Jacky Faber, condemned for life to the English penal colony in Australia for crimes against the Crown, has once again wriggled out of the grasp of British authorities. Back on her flagship, the Lorelei Lee, she eagerly heads back to England in the company of friends and her beloved Jaimy Fletcher. But when the voyage is waylaid by pirates, storms, and her own impetuous nature, Jacky is cast into a world of danger that extends from the South China Sea to the equally treacherous waters of London politics. With the help of her loyal friends, Jacky meets her enemies head-on in this tale of love, courage, and redemption

Review: First off historical fiction is not my preferred genre when it comes to it but i love this series. What I love about this book is that it never seems to drag, I don't have to force myself to continue on just to see if something exciting is going to happen. Jacky Faber is an easily likeable main character who is both clever and witty, although she does get herself into a lot of sticky situations. L.A Meyer does an amazing job with character development, you really get a good sense of all the characters personalities even the supporting ones. I enjoyed seeing characters from past book make their return and meeting new ones. I prefer the audio versions of these books because well Katherine Kellgren could read the back of a cereal box and I would listen to it, she can do no wrong in my book and with all the different voices and accents she does throughout the whole series she is absolutely amazing. Overall The Mark of the Golden Dragon was a great addition to the Bloody Jack series and I can't wait for the next.  

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