Saturday, March 15, 2008

Bloody Jack Adventures

Being Full Accounts of the Life of the Notorious Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, Pirate, Keelboat Captain, Lily of the West, Soldier, Sailor, Mermaid, Spy, and Queen of the Ocean Sea
by L.A. Meyer

This series centers on spunky Mary Faber, who gets into—and out of—every kind of scrape imaginable. In the first book she starts out as a London street orphan who signs aboard the H.M.S. Dolphin to make an honorable living. Disguised as a boy and newly christened “Jacky,” she hopes to voyage to far lands and see the Bombay Rat and the Cathay Cat. But it’s not that easy: life on a royal warship during the Napoleonic Wars is harsh in many ways, including cruel officers and bloody battles with pirates.
In a strange turn of events, Jacky is discovered as a girl by the Dolphin’s crew, separated from her true love, Mr. James “Jaimy” Emerson Fletcher, and sent to the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls to be gentrified.
But learning to be a lady by all odds won’t keep Jacky Faber inside making samplers or away from her beau. No way, she roves the world from the streets of London to a gaol in Boston, the hills of Ireland to the mud of the Mississippi, the swells of the Caribbean Sea to the guillotine in France, and everywhere in between.

Along the way Jacky makes friends in high places and in low (very memorable and almost over the top, but never annoyingly so characters), and the acquaintances of many handsome young men....

There is something for everyone in these novels: adventure, romance, humor, sentiment, drama, even a little action. They are filled with lots of fun little references to legends, characters from classic novels, historical figures, and—most particularly—songs from the period. Like most series, Jacky’s adventures have high and low points, but over all are simply amazing and can be described in one word: WOW. The series is definitely one of my favorites, and has its own small fan club on the Bloody Jack Boards (which I don’t recommend visiting until you’ve read the series because of spoilers).
Fans of Celia Rees’ Pirates! and the Piratica Trilogy by Tanith Lee will love Jacky Faber!

Note: These are definitely at least age 12-and-up books due to mature content matter (some violence and sexual references).

Check out this awesome fan-made trailer!



Read every one of Jacky’s exciting adventures in:

Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy
Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady

Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber

In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber
Mississippi Jack: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and the Lily of the West

My Bonny Light Horseman: Being the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, in Love and War
Rapture of the Deep: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Soldier, Sailor, Mermaid, Spy
Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Adventures of Jacky Faber, on her Way to Botany Bay
The Mark of the Golden Dragon (working title)

42 comments:

  1. This looks like a REALLY good series! :D

    "...and the acquaintances of many handsome young men...."
    Like Stargazer said, fictional men are better... unless those handsome acquaintances were of the *villainous* sort.

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  2. I loooove this series. It's one of my favorites.

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  3. I've read the first book in the series, and it was very enjoyable. I'd recommend it.

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  4. I LOVE THIS SERIES. ^^ I can't wait for the next one to come out. ^^

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  5. I read the first two books and really liked them, but I never continued reading the series. Not from a lack of interest. I just never got around to getting to the library or being willing to buy later books in a series when I didn't own the first two.

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  6. I love these books. :-)


    I just tagged you for a meme. Feel free to ignore it if you want. :-)

    http://emsbookshelf.blogspot.com/2008/03/six-random-things-meme.html

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  7. I'm not sure what inspires teens to first read these books, but I have about three students who are devoted and enthusiastic fans and who always make sure we're getting the latest book.

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  8. I Love this series! I have read the first five books over 3 times and I am starting to read them again! I really can't even explain why they are so reat other than you have to buy them and read them right now.

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  9. i cant wait until rapture of the deep!!!

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  10. I've read all the books and am currently finishing up My Bonny Light Horseman and have loved them all!

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  11. I love these books so much! I can't wait for Rapture of the Deep.... Go Jacky! xD

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  12. This is a totally awesome series. Unfortunately, I don't have the money required to buy all the books I want, so I have to wait until the local library system gets copies, or BookMooch (my main source of owned books) gets a cope

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  13. I'm on Mississippi Jack and I believe this is one of the best series written and can't believe it's not getting more exposure. It's certainly better than that wizard kid.

    When is Rapture of the Deep due out?

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  14. Evie - There is no official release date for Rapture yet, but if it follows the traditions of the previous books, it should be on or around September 1st.

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  15. Wow if you get this i can't believe how many comments you can get on a blog site. Wow!
    BOstan~

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  16. These do look good! I will have to investigate :-)

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  17. This is the best series ever!! i have to borrow the books from the library though because Bloody Jack and Curse of the Blue Tattoo are out of print = (

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  18. OMG!!!! this is my favorite book sieries in the world!!!!!I instantly fell in love with it and nothing els since compares!!!

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  19. maymay said


    omg this book is the best out there when is the next one coming out i cant wait -maymay

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  20. these bokks are the bst bokks ever!!! im sstarting to read the seires over again. This will be about the forth time!

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  21. Rapture of the Deep comes out in September this year correct?

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  22. yea i cant wait

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  23. Will Jamie and Jack ever find true happiness with one another? I think so. Love the series!

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  24. to maurine-I sure hope so!!!
    and i'm soo fed up with waiting for rapture of the deep to be released... grr

    ily jacky!!!

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  25. I can't wait for Rapture...I've been waiting farrrr too long as it is! The series is almost as good as Harry Potter! Which is saying a lot!

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  26. This series is amazing! I just finished rapture of the deep, and I already cannot wait for the next book to come out.

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  27. hey everybody i lovvveee this series too it is so good and i no maurine will they ever be as one if u no wat i mean these are some kick butt books ive read everyone in like 1 week i jst need to read rapture of the deep if u want to find more about these books then go to www.jackyfaber.com it also shows this website on the book cover so wat now im so so so sos sos sos sos sos so so so so so so smart so wats u guys fav. one so far mine is in the belly of the bolldhound i bet lil rebecas family is going to have a hard time keeping that one away from adventure and wow i cant believe that clarrisa howe and lissete paid for fabers relise i mean i knew thay were no longer enemies but that is a lot of money ive said to much but i hope u enjoyed the books and a huge thank u too l.a meyer u r one ausome book writer thank u again peace out love l.j.l :-)

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  28. I adore these books--I can re-read them all so many times, it seems, and yet still pick out fun details I missed prior. Though Rapture of the Deep wasn't my favorite--Jacky was a little too bad for my tastes, and there wasn't really a crucial plotline (and I got extremely annoyed with the silly little cockfights) it was still an entertaining read. I hope that Meyer can make The Wake of Lorelei Lee the best one yet...and maybe FINALLY include a marriage ceremony.
    Long Live Jacky <3

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  29. I am the BBBBIIIGGGGGGEEESSSTTT (biggest)Bloody Jack fan EVERRRRRRRRRR i have read the 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th & 7th book twice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are the VERY BEST books ever printed on ink and paper. These books are an endlessly number of times better that the twilight series & harry potter series or any other book in this planet!!!!!if you are 11 or older and you are looking for an amazing and unforgettable series READ BLOODY JACK!!! i AM THE 1 FAN!! Aand I CAN'T wait untill the next book comes out

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  30. ***** five stars for bloody jack and l.a. meyer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. I LOVE THE BOOKS SO MUCH! I WOULD DIE FOR THEM, I READ ALL OF THEM AND I AM IN LOVE!!! THEY ARE THE BEST BOOKS IN THE WORLD! L.A. MEYER IS THE BEST BOOK WRITER IN THE WORLD AND HE SOULD BE GIVEN LOTS OF REWARDS. I NEVER WANT THE BOOKS TO END, I JUST WANT THEM TO KEEP GOING ANG GOING AND GOING! JACKY FABER FOR EVERY!! =D

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  32. I love Bloody Jack books so much, i would die for them and the writer! I read them all like 10 tie and can't wait tell the 8 book comes out! I am the # 1 fan ever! Jacky Faber is the best and is a beast! I would to be just like her or be her! I LOVE HER!!!!!!

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  33. If you haven't experienced the audiobook versions of Jacky Faber's adventures, I would highly recommend giving them a listen. Katherine Kellgren does an excellent job as narrator. Audible.com has the first six books available for download. I hope they will soon have "Rapture of the Deep" available as well.

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  34. Best series ever! Has the wake of
    the Lorelei Lee been released?

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  35. Not yet. According to goodreads, it will come out on September 13th 2010 (about 2 months). You can pre-order it on Amazon though.

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  37. Uh yeah. Join the forum! I LOVE BJ!

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  39. omg!!!!!!! I about ripped my hair out after finishing each book!! I was so excited to read the next book i called the librarian at like 10 o'clock to have it ready in the morning!!!! u hav to read them!!!!! but beware!!! they r insanly addicting!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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  40. AHHHHHHHHH,... READ THEM... LIKE SOON OR ILL PITY UR SOUL,,..........HAHAHAH...

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