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Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady (Bloody Jack Adventures) Paperback – January 12, 2011
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An Action-Packed Retelling of a Classic
London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived the destruction and the outbreak of a deadly virus are children, among them sixteen-year-old Gwen Darling and her younger siblings, Joanna and Mikey. Hardcover | Kindle book
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Utterly engaging and incredibly well-paced,Curse of the Blue Tattoo is the very best kind of historical fiction: the kind that wont leave teens snoring. Meyer effortlessly maintains Jackys sassy voice and conflicted conscience in what is shaping up to be a great series. While many readers will groan with despair as Jacky sets off yet again at the end of the book, they will also sigh with relief that they will most likely be meeting her again! --Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Jacky soon, on one of her secret trips out of school, shows her knee while dancing for a group of sailors. She is arrested and sent back to her school in disgrace. Miss Pimm, the headmistress demotes Jacky to a serving girl.
Jacky's exploits continue, including many trips to her friend Amy's farm, a murderous Reverend, and entertaining at an inn. Her numerous adventures kept me reading late at night, and although I cannot promise that it will interest you, I would highly recommend this book (after reading its prequel, Bloody Jack).
The Answer is, yes, this story is equally good, no, equally GREAT as the first one. Nice work Mr. Meyer.
"The book, `Jacky Faber and the Curse of the Blue Tattoo' by L.A. Meyer was much better than `Bloody Jack', the first book in the series.
"Jacky has survived London gangs, sickness, being a ship boy in disguise, being captured by pirates, being hanged and more. She has killed two men, fallen in love and watched friends die. But can Bloody Jack survive learning how to be a fine lady? Top it off with learning how to embroider, ride a horse, solve a mystery of a murdered girl, getting into jail, winning a horse race, becoming an actress and you have yet another adventure Jacky Faber never intended to have.
"My favorite part was when Jacky smacked Amy's new horse for biting her.Read more ›
As for the story itself--great yarn! Jacky does tend to get herself into the worst trouble, and since she's no longer a starving urchin, she comes off as a tad less sympathetic in the doing so. I sided a lot more with her friend Amy tha with her. But Jacky's good heart, free spirit, and love of animals go a long way toward redeeming her foolishness. Jacky's recollections of her life as a pickpocket felt a little like retroactive continuity, since in Book 1 the only real reference to that was "we steals a bit," and the Dramatic Theft of a Loaf of Bread. But despite all that? This is easily a 4-star book. The historic details were a delight--especially the relationship b/t a certain preacher and Cotton Mather, and the continual reference to the important "Adams" family of the area! It was a pleasure to read. I'm definitely off to download Book #3.
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Still reading this to my 6th grade class. No way we'll finish it before the end of the school year, so I'll get to finish it on my own.Published 7 days ago by Sonya S. Stewart
In this segment of Jacky's life she will bounce from budding "lady", to servant, to "lady" again and, in her normal fashion, leave havoc and destruction behind when... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Linda Barnett
Love this book! It's a good read and keeps you on your toes through the whole story!Published 3 months ago by Jesolyn Trego
just a good as bloody jack (book 1) I'm addicted to this book series!!!!!Published 4 months ago by Angela Goldizen
Disclaimer: I didn't read the whole book, I couldn't get past the fifth chapter.
I loved Bloody Jack mostly because of the main character, Jacky Faber. Read more
I've grown up on these adventures, and love each an every one of them. No better time spent that with Jacky and her misadventures.Published 6 months ago by GoldMercury