The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Adventures of Jacky Faber, on her Way to Botany Bay (Bloody Jack #8)
To add insult to injury, the Lorelei Lee is...more
Good series, love the books, and they are starting to drag a little.
As a long-time fan of the Bloody Jack series, I think The Wake of the Lorelei Lee does hold true to much of what I love about the series, but sadly it also feels a bit tired and scattered. I really hope this series isn’t running out of steam.
The Wake of the Lorelei Lee is the eighth book in the series, and in many ways exactly what you’d expect of a Jacky Faber novel – swashbuckeling adventure, danger on the high seas, and Jacky her usual unsinkable self. She really is a fa...more
This series is like sickly sweet lemonade. When you take the first sip, it seems to be good to be true. You slurp it down, savoring its every drop about Jacky (Mary) Faber and her adventures. She is a swash-buckling heroine that charms you right from the start. Smart, strong, devious, and witty, there is nothing you would not love to read about with her. You gladly gulp down each...more
The situations get a little bit more out of hand in this outing, but I personally think that’s part of the joy of t...more
oh wait hold up, before we get to that let's all take a minute to give meyer the finger for the bit where higgins tells jacky they shall do as the muslims do and divorce by saying he divorces her three times. i love it when white dudes who don't know what they're talking about decide...more
Jacky Faber is the reason I love the books. She has the most outgoing attitude, while being tempered with stress and sadness from things that has happened, w...more
Jacky Faber, rich after some questionable appropriation of Spanish...more
In this installment, Jacky Faber is once again on the brink of being united in matrimony with her beloved Jaimy, and once again events play out in a way to mak...more
Jacky is taken captive (AGAIN) in this novel, bound for Australia as part of a cargo full of female convicts meant to populate a colony. Shenanigans ensue, in true Faber fashion.
Once again Jacky has many an adventure, kisses many a people, and gasp even dallies with a female this time around! Oh surely she is forced (…petted) to be the Chinese Pirate gel’s pet, but she enjoys it all the same. Jacky in this instance is reminding me terribly of some of...more
I love the adventures and romance and the fact that it's based mostly at sea but honestly, this book was not up to par with the previous. It's quite a large book and the first three-fourths is boring and frankly uneventful. The last fourth is where the old Meyer writing comes to life and the spunk is back in all our old favorites but that means I had to force myself to read the first three-fourths of the book. And that's just not a good think for a reader to do....more
The folks who say that each Faber is alike doesn't have enough history to notice w...more
In The Wake of the Lorelei Lee, Jacky finds herself on a convict ship bound for the penal colony of Australia. Meyer manages to resurrect many old and loved characters as well as introducing some new (both lovable characters and extremely foul characters.) The overall stor...more
I write to you with much love and thanksgiving for I am very pleased indeed with the merriment and yes, joy, your exploits bring me. I commend you on your goodness and bravery and pray that I may learn more of your adventures in the future. All are better for having known you and I am no exception.
With love and et cetera,
She, again, charms everyone around her, including the captain, the shipmat...more
Jacky has been captured by the British Empire for crimes she committed in the pas...more
Since this is the eighth book in the series, I’m just ready for the e...more
This book was a bit longer than some of the previous novels in the series but the pacing was good a...more