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Blackhearts
Blackhearts | Nicole Castroman
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In this stunningly creative debut, Nicole Castroman reimagines the origins of historys most infamous pirateBlackbeardand tells the story of the girl who captured his heart and then broke it, setting him on a path to destruction.When Edward Teach Drummond, son of one of Bristols richest merchants, returns home from a year at sea, he finds his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesnt love and sick of the high society he was born into, all Teach wants is to return to the vast ocean he calls home. Theres just one problem: he must convince his father to let him leave and never come back. Following the death of her parents, Anne Barrett is left penniless. Though shes barely worked a day in her life, Anne takes a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks and Anne longs to escape the confines of her now mundane life. How will she ever achieve her dream of sailing to Curaaoher mothers birthplacewhen shes trapped in England? From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn together by a shared desire for freedom, but kept apart by Teachs father, their love is as passionate as it is forbidden. Faced with an impossible choice, Teach and Anne must decide whether to chase their dreams and leave England foreveror follow their hearts and stay together.
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“In this stunningly creative debut ‘filled with well-drawn characters…and smoldering passion,‘ (Booklist) Nicole Castroman reimagines the origins of history‘s most infamous pirate—#Black-beard.”

+1 for #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon #ChillingPhotoChallenge

Clwojick Oooooh sounds good! 1mo
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CrowCAH
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#MarchIntoThe70s #HeartOfGold
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh44QPT1mPE

A story of Blackbeard and his love Anne; does his heart beat greater for the sea or for this lassy?

Cinfhen Pretty photo 🖤 8mo
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Puredragonstar
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What a simply, wonderful story about someone you never expected to meet... I didn‘t figure it out till the end but I‘m sure there‘s some readers on here who will figure it out sooner. 😉 Highly recommend without reading the synopsis.

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CrowCAH
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#JolabokaflodSwap

Thank you @LouBeth for the pirate 🏴‍☠️ Blackbeard inspired story, BlackHearts; can‘t wait to start it! The mini M&Ms have already been opened! ☺️

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DNF at 50%

What‘s a girl got to do to find a decent pirate book?

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hipney
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mjdowens
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Started and finished in one sitting today. Not a bad story, but I was a bit bored. I guess because it is about Blackbeard, I was expected more “piratey” stuff to go on. However, it is the story of how Blackbeard came about. More romance than I normally like, but overall not bad. Will read the next book.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Yas! Inter-racial romance + revenge for the win! Think your in-laws are bad? Have they ever blackmailed/kidnapped you?

I am so glad I bought Blacksouls so I can read the sequel asap. The pacing was a little off at the beginning but it got so good! Boat race/revenge is definitely coming up next and I am sooooooo excited!
*shimmeying shoulders and wiggling eyebrows*

GypsyKat Umm, is it bad that I would read this based on the cover alone? 😁 2y
SassenachTheBookWizard @GypsyKat naw I do that all the time! There's a reason there are cover reveals! 2y
Christine11 Such a cool cover ! 2y
BeaG I just downloaded it! Thanks for the review. 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Really hoping I like this book since I already bought the sequel. Love me a good origin story and pirates so 🤞🤞🤞🤞

Rachel.Rencher I met the author a couple months ago, and it was really cool to hear how she came up with the story. I think you'll love it! ☠ 2y
Cinfhen Striking cover 2y
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bookelf221
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Love, love, love this book! It was an excellent transition back into ya from adult romance. The story is compelling with some slight twists that a seasoned reader might find predictable, but still enjoyable. #pirates #teenromance #historicalfiction

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bookelf221
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After a couple weeks working on getting me eBook #tbr down, it's back to physical, and teen, books.

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curlyhairedreader
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This book and the sequel, Blacksouls, was a great read! I loved the story of Edward Teach and Anne, especially in the second one.

CrowCAH That makes me excited to read these! Huge PIRATE fan! ☠️⚓️⚔️ 2y
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#booksandworms for September

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Bookgoil
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I was bad and bought myself 6 books from Book Outlet and 2 not pictured as a gift but only spent $40 - such a great deal!

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Have you read Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman yet??? This is a fantastic retellings of the infamous Blackbeard!!!!

lattesandliterature I've had my eye on this one for awhile. So pumped to read more pirate stories! 2y
A_special_speck_of_dust I want theese knives they are soo beautiful😍😍 2y
TheBookNirvana I had this in my cart for the BookOutlet sale, but I took it out. You have me regretting that decision 🙈 2y
page.traveller I love a good pirate story and this sounds amazing! Also a beautiful picture as always 😍 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
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Met Nicole Castroman at a book signing! She got the inspiration for this book by researching her vacation destination on the east coast, and found out Black Beard had been there. She realized there were lots of gaps in his story, and thus a historical fiction about Black Beard's life was born.
I can't wait to read this one!

Lucas.Rencher I love black beard! 3y
melbeautyandbooks Very cool! 3y
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Such a good book! 🚢

398.2 This sounds so good! 3y
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Today's #currently. Currently reading, currently in my bag. I am a big fan of pirates, so I can't wait to really get into this series!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful pic! 3y
Librariana You always do such a lovely and detailed job with your flatlays, Hikari 😊💕 This one is monochromaticaly fabulous! 3y
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With the release of Blacksouls next month, I thought it was time to finally read Blackhearts. I've heard that this Blackbeard origin story is less pirate and more romance, but I still dig the idea and am looking forward to seeing where it goes!

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Really feeling this quote. Even though this book is set in 1697, these words are timeless. Your position in life does not dictate your character. #Blackhearts #bookquotes #histfic #ya

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melrailey
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I'm in love with Blackbeard - or at least this version of him. 19 hours! #24in48

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Need to read this just based on the cover. So cool!!! 3y
Reganw I'm intrigued... 3y
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annahenke
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This Blackbeard origin story was great! It wasn't really what I was expecting, but that's not a bad thing. I read it in one sitting. A solid YA historical pick! ⚓️ AND just discovered this is a series - looking forward to legit swashbuckling in book two.

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annahenke
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Morning reading. Ahoy, litsy!

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BKB123
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"And one day she and Teach would be together again, for it was just as he'd said. They could be on opposite sides of the world, but she would always be his, and he would always be hers." ❤️

...Cheesily romantic, but cute!

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BKB123
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Blackhearts by: Nicole Castro is a very enjoyable romance and historical fiction. When I first picked up the book, I read the word "pirate" and "1600's" and being the history nerd that I am, I was sold! Now having read it, it is more of a romance, with a set up of being Blackbeard's origins. 4⭐️'s

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ShifaKaps111
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Just finished Blackhearts on my morning commute and can't stop thinking about it.
Oh my heart! It's so so good! I knew when I met Teach that he'd need a special term, not "book boyfriend" or "book husband." He's more than that to me. He's my Book Soulmate and I love him. Can't wait for Blacksouls!

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TheMirandaWrites
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The idea of an origin story for history's most notorious pirate is great, but up until the end the story focused more on romance rather than how Blackbeard came to be. A quick read though, & the characters were likable. I'm hopeful that the sequel will focus more on action & character development.

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ShifaKaps111
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My current subway read.

Looking for something Downton Abbey-esque with hints of Darcy & Lizzy? Throw in some pirates and you've got yourself the beauty that is BLACKHEARTS!

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RegularlyReads
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Blackhearts left a broken heart and an intense thirst for Queen Anne‘s Revenge.

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KellyAnnie
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Kinda like a Regency romance for teenagers.

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thegirlsdistracted
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Setting sail on some end of weekend reading.

Vajaysquared Troy and Abed in the Mornin'! 4y
thegirlsdistracted Always and forever!!!! 4y
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whatsarahread
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'Blackhearts' is the perfect combo of subtle period piece and swoony drama...think 'Poldark'! Grab yourself a copy and get swept away by the unexpected origin story of the dread pirate Blackbeard!

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Astaraya
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While this book is about Blackbeard, it's about before he became a pirate, so there's not really any seafaring. It's a captivating novel though and one of my fave books of all time! L O V E this book though! Check out the full review on the blog.

booknerdcanada I really liked this one too! 4y
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