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Rapture of the Deep: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Soldier, Sailor, Mermaid, Spy (Bloody Jack #7)

4.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,912 Ratings  ·  338 Reviews
On the very day that Jacky Faber is to wed her true love, she is kidnapped by British Naval Intelligence and forced to embark on yet another daring mission—this time to search for sunken Spanish gold. But when Jacky is involved, things don't always go as planned.

Jacky has survived battles on the high seas, the stifling propriety of a Boston finishing school, and even confi
Hardcover, 454 pages
Published September 28th 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published January 1st 2009)
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Sep 24, 2012 Miss rated it liked it
Anyone else feel like the way Meyer's writes Jacky's sexuality is a getting kind of skeezy? I'm all for Jacky Faber, champion flirter but the way he writes her is coming off as increasingly male gazey. Plus most of her love interests are jackasses, like by now I know if Jacky meets a dude and he's an asshole she'll be probably by making out with him by the end of the book. :/ I think it might not come off so gross if Meyer would let her age properly. There is no way on earth it makes sense for h ...more
Tara Chevrestt
Jul 12, 2010 Tara Chevrestt rated it it was ok
Sometimes I love Jacky Faber, sometimes I don't. This is a "don't like" episode. I yielded halfway thru. A. Getting too predictable. ONCE AGAIN, Jacky and Jaimy are separated. ONCE AGAIN Jacky is abducted and put to work for the British Intelligence Agency. ONCE AGAIN Jacky is running around singing and dancing in taverns and flirting with numerous fellows. B. I don't care if she had good intentions, she bought a slave. NO NO NO. C. Top that off with Jacky getting involved in cockfighting... Hmp ...more
Oct 02, 2009 Nadine rated it it was ok
Bummer, bummer, bummer. I really like Jacky and her adventures, but I don't like her creepy old man author who likes to pepper the text with sexual harassment. The books have been getting more and more explicit, and I think I finally hit my wall. It is too bad because I enjoy the books. I guess I need to get rid of the books so that my kids don't find them, succumb to the fabulous story and read their ways to some old man's fantasy about a 16 year old girl and her much too small swimsuit. Bumme ...more
Dec 15, 2009 Emily rated it liked it
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May 25, 2014 Jessie rated it did not like it
Shelves: i-regret
Going through this I started to remember that there were writing flaws in the other books that I had forgotten about since I read the last book two years ago.
Most of it is written in the first person present which impossibly annoying because who wants to read "we are going there, we are so close. yes, we are there." Really? Just really, stream of conscience can go too far. That and Umms in italics when she kisses someone...gross.

And just as far as her as a character she has become really distast
Considering my distaste with how long L.A. Meyer is dragging on about maintaining Jacky's virginity and her frustrating relationship with British Navy, I loved this book.

Jacky is finally reunited with her beloved Jaimy and they are nearly at the alter getting married, when Jacky is whisked away by the British Naval Intelligence to recover sunken Spanish gold. Supposedly, they are still angry that she didn't kill Napoleon when she had the chance, so her punishment is to abstain from sex until aft
Just as a note to start, this is one of the best books/series to listen to... Katherine Kellgren is amazing and the accents and music bring the story to life in a way you don't get from reading the print version. So... go listen to it!

This is one of my favorite YA series, which feels weird to say, because I normally can't stand historical fiction. I've also finally caught up to the end of the series, and now have to wait for the next book. Jacky is a phenomenal character and the sort of person I
Katie Hutchison Irion
Dec 12, 2009 Katie Hutchison Irion rated it it was amazing
Oh Jacky, I am so flipping sad to know that there are no new books for me to read about your wild adventures, constant flirting, abundant flesh showing, crazy ideas, and fantastic personality. When I finished book 7 I felt like I had lost a friend. I guess I'm just going to have to reread them.
So, if you couldn't tell, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loves the premise. I loved the location. I loved Higgins. I loved Davey on the ship with her and their constant bickering. I love Higgins. I love
Apr 05, 2012 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Kathryn by: Tyler
Another delightful adventure with Jacky Faber, who is now like a very dear friend to me. In this adventure, we find Jacky sent by King George to the waters off Cuba and Key West, diving for sunken Spanish treasure. I will try to avoid spoilers for both this book and for the previous books, and simply say that this was perhaps one of the most enjoyable of Jacky’s adventures because, for the most part, it was fairly cheerful. Aside from a few heart-wrenching moments (one involving a tale told by a ...more
Jan 16, 2015 Mum rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Okay, if 2 stars is 'it was ok' and 3 stars is 'I liked it' then I have to fall somewhere in the middle of that.

**SPOILER ALERT** While I don't discuss specific plot points or give away the ending, I do mention things that happen in the book. Read on knowing you have been warned.

I have been a fan of this series up until now, giving books 5 star reviews that really don't deserve them on their literary merit, but because they are entertaining, hysterical quick reads that are good break
Sep 19, 2011 Anna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My least favorite of the series. Full of filler and fluff: Jemima's stories of brother fox and brother rabbit, cockfighting, Jacky singing in the club in Havana. All fluff without moving the story forward. All designed to explain why Jacky and Jamey haven't had sex yet. Where's an editor when you need one?
Oct 13, 2009 SheWunders rated it it was amazing
You know... I just can't help myself... I'm a HUGE Jacky Faber fan. I know the plot is spinning in circles and I just don't care. I'm along for the ride.

Long live Jacky Faber! Forever may she sail!
Caitlín (Ink Mage)
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Lori Twichell
Sep 19, 2013 Lori Twichell rated it it was amazing
With more adventures, wild crazy schemes and just the right amount of danger, the Rapture of the Deep continues the grand tradition of the Bloody Jack series. As with the previous books, Jacky’s danger level rises considerably and though targeted to 8th grade and up, there are some heavy situations in here that aren’t necessarily appropriate for younger teens. Pretty much the same warning I’ve given throughout the other books applies. Jacky’s adventures aren’t simple, light or easy. She ends up ...more
Feb 15, 2010 Katherine rated it really liked it
Meyer never fails to deliver an amazing tale of love, adventure, friendship, and the luck of a certain impulsive maiden.

The momment a good friend had thrusted the town library's battered copy of Bloody Jack into my reluctant hands, and commanded me to read the first chapter, I was spellbound.

In a little over a week, I had flashed through the available following books. I ended today, on Rapture of the Deep, starving for the next installment.

Readers will find this series heartwarming. I for one fo
Feb 21, 2011 Gemma rated it it was amazing
While most series start out strong and get progressively more disappointing (and I can name a few), this is not one of them. In fact, Jacky just keeps getting better and better!
Like every other book in this series, you have to find another fan and just start talking about your favorite parts, because you have to have read it to really get why it's the funnest, funniest series ever written. I could hardly breathe for laughing, and in fact I read it twice in five days! There's nothing quite like w
Jan 02, 2010 Katherine rated it it was amazing
I think believe myself to be quite biased in my review of this book, for I have been ready this series since the very first Bloody Jack came to Barnes and Nobles. Being that as it may. . . I LOVE THIS BOOK!! I felt as if I was living this adventure along with Jacky and her crew from England to Boston and then to Florida with the Spaniards. I am not joking when I say I could not put this book down. It however leaves off with much hope for another book, as with the previous installments. I hope th ...more
Eric Oppen
Oct 30, 2015 Eric Oppen rated it liked it
In some ways, it was quite enjoyable, in others, not. The anachronisms are piling up, thick and fast.

Just for starters, pirates, of the Jolly-Roger, Captain-Jack-Sparrow type, did not exist during the Napoleonic Wars period. The "Golden Age of Piracy" had ended in about the 1720s, and there would be a renaissance of piracy (often disguised as privateering; many South American rebel republics handed out letters-of-marque to all comers, and distinguishing between legitimate privateers and pirates
Aug 22, 2014 Mackenzi rated it really liked it
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Jun 05, 2014 Nidah (SleepDreamWrite) rated it it was amazing
After being separated then reunited for countless times, Jacky and Jaimy can finally be together, but what was to be the happiest day of their lives, takes an unfortunate turn.

It all started with a girl name Mary who was part of the Rooster Charlie Gang. Then later disguised herself as a boy and thus met her new friends and a boy name Jaimy.

Now we have Jacky getting ready to be married to Jaimy at last As she's set to go to the Church, fate takes another turn and Jacky must embark on yet anothe
Kellie O.
Feb 20, 2015 Kellie O. rated it it was amazing
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Jul 21, 2009 Dodie rated it really liked it
I was completely set not to like this book - it just seemed a little overstuffed with pirates, intrigue, science, romance, and revenge. But then Jacky Faber's sassy attitude hooked me, and I was soon enjoying this ripping good yarn of a gutter rat turned mercantile opportunist who is off to discover the sunken treasure of the Santa Magdalena. Readers will enjoy visiting ports in London, Boston and Havana with Jacky and her crew.This is the 7th in the Bloody Jack Adventures series.
Cassi aka Snow White Haggard
3.5 Stars. I'm just ready for Jacky & Jaimy to GET MARRIED AND DO IT! Yeah that's cruder than I normally am but Jacky is so free with her affection that I'm just ready now.

I enjoyed Jaimy being in this book, as well as Lord Richard Alan briefly showing up (he's sexiness). Actually the plot of this story was fine. I liked the diving.

I didn't like Aunt Jemima's Brother Rabbit story or the cockfighting. I need more singing & flirting & less of that.
May 30, 2016 Donelle rated it it was ok
I skipped most of this one, after having read other reviews and noticed that it was headed in a direction I didn't like - namely with Jacky growing looser and looser in her morals. I started reading this series for the adventure, and tolerated the amorous attention Jacky received because up until recently it had been the unwelcome result of Jacky's life as a girl at sea. Jacky was protective of herself and even a little innocent. Now (and even in the last book) it seems like Jacky doesn't care w ...more
Jun 17, 2014 Garren rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-books
The high-seas soap opera continues with lots of piracy (and science) in the Caribbean Sea!

I wish Jacky would have intercourse already, let everyone know, and then see if she still has droves of virginity-obsessed men trying to bed her / marry her. I've been discussing the question of "Who is the best partner for Jacky?" with my girlfriend, and--despite the Bachelorette size of her suitor group--we're having a hard time thinking of someone interested in her as a person who will let her live out h
Jul 03, 2009 Cheezcake rated it it was amazing
I know I haven't read the book yet, but know it deserves a five star rating, as do all the books in this fabulous Bloody Jack series!! I just cannot wait till I can tear up the next book and dicover what happens next to Jacky! God, the 28th August seems so far away- I want to read that book NOW!
Rick Patch
Jan 21, 2016 Rick Patch rated it really liked it
The Bloody Jack series continues... This story brings back a lot of past characters which came together pretty creatively, weaving it all together. The high seas of the warmer climate thru the Bahamas and to Cuba made it a fun trip.. almost a 'cruise'! A lot of people didn't like this book, but I thought it had a number of unique elements. I listened to an L.A. Meyer interview after reading the book, which was done by the woman that does the Audible reading. She is an impressive reader/actress ...more
Aug 28, 2014 LadyCroft86 rated it liked it
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Jan 14, 2015 Malorie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've finally come to the conclusion that I will forever love these books. There is no stopping it.

I love this book, obviously. Rapture of the Deep brought back everything I love about this series: adventure, mystery, a splash of romance, and above all, Jacky Faber. Jacky will always hold a specially place in my heart. And the Brotherhood (even Jaimy). I even missed the Lawson Peabody girls, as I am curious as to their behavior after the Bloodhound. And Higgins. Higgins is the best. I just don't
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Louis A. Meyer is best known as the author of the Bloody Jack novels. He was also a painter and the author of two children's picture books, and he and his wife owned an art gallery called Clair de Loon in Bar Harbor.

Louis A. Meyer passed away on July 29, 2014 from refractory Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. His final Jacky Faber book, Wild Rover No More, will be published posthumously in September.
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Other Books in the Series

Bloody Jack (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, #1)
  • Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady (Bloody Jack, #2)
  • Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack, #3)
  • In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack, #4)
  • Mississippi Jack: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and Lily of the West (Bloody Jack, #5)
  • My Bonny Light Horseman: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, in Love and War (Bloody Jack, #6)
  • The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Adventures of Jacky Faber, on her Way to Botany Bay (Bloody Jack, #8)
  • The Mark of the Golden Dragon: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Jewel of the East, Vexation of the West, and Pearl of the South China Sea (Bloody Jack, #9)
  • Viva Jacquelina! Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Over the Hills and Far Away (Bloody Jack, #10)
  • Boston Jacky: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Taking Care of Business (Bloody Jack, #11)

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