Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday [@kris10writes @torteen]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

PACIFICA by Kristen Simmons

Marin is cosario royalty, a pirate like her father and his father before him. Sailing the ocean to chase adventure is in her blood. But these days no one cares that the island town her people call home is named after her grandfather. They have a new leader, one who promises an end to their hunger – and one who thinks that girls are meant for the kitchen or the brothel. Marin knows she's meant for more than that, and with the sudden influx of weapons on the island, and rumors of a pending deal with the enemy oil nation in her wake, she knows a big score to gain the council's favor is the only way to save her people, and herself.

Ross lives a life of privilege. As the president's son he wants for nothing, but he longs for a life of adventure. On a dare, he convinces his best friend Adam to sneak out to the Docks, the site of local race riots between the poor Shorlings and the upper class. But when Adam is arrested along with the other Shorlings, and not even the president is willing to find him, Ross finds himself taking matters into his own hands. He journeys back into the Docks, ready to make deals with anyone, even a beautiful pirate, if it means Adam's safe return.

When Marin and Ross meet in dangerous Shoreling territory he sees a way to get his friend back and she sees her ticket home. The ransom a president’s son would command could feed her people for years and restore her family’s legacy. But somewhere in the middle of the ocean, Marin must decide if her heart can handle handing over the only person who has ever seen her as more than a pirate.

published March 06th by Tor Teen

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I love pirates - at least the fictional ones - and really love tough, female pirates. I am especially intrigued by how Pacifica seems to be a mix of pirates, politics, family, friendship and maybe romance.

With both the inclusion of pirates and a presidents's son, 'oil nation,' I am very curious to see where and when Pacifica is set. (And how that affects gender roles and stereotypes, how Marin was raised and what's expected of her,  if it makes life for her as a pirate different from an ordinary young woman, etc.)

(Plus, I loved Article 5 and the the world and characters Kristen Simmons created there.)

That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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