Waiting on Wednesday: BLACKHEARTS by Nicole Castroman

Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

I am always in search of an adventurous read. Anything that takes me to far away lands and introduces me to swoon worthy men, then sign me up. So, imagine my happines at finding BLACKHEARTS by Nicole Castroman. A novel based on Blackbeard the pirate before he got all dark and piratey. Ahoy, Matey! I will eagerly walk the plant for this one.

by Nicole Castroman
February 9th 2016
Simon Pulse

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. This is their story.

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 Curaçao—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.


  1. That's fun- imagining a young Blackbeard and making him a romantic protagonist! Great pick!

  2. This sounds really good, I love when familiar stories and characters are reimagined!

    Joana @ The Boundless Book List

  3. Great pick! A YA pirate book will definitely be amazing.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. Okay, I hadn't heard of this, but I am going to add it to my TBR on Goodreads right now! Great pick! And love that cover!
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