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The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Adventures of Jacky Faber, On Her Way to Botany Bay (Bloody Jack #8)

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Jacky Faber, rich from her exploits diving for Spanish gold, has purchased the Lorelei Lee to carry passengers across the Atlantic. Believing she has been absolved of past sins against the Crown, Jacky docks in London to take on her crew, but is instead arrested and sentenced to life in the newly formed penal colony in Australia. To add insult to injury, the Lorelei Lee is ...more
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Published November 1st 2010 by Listen & Live Audio (first published January 1st 2010)
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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
Mindy Freeman
I don't know how this book is going to turn out. So far I love the series but seriously it is about time that she has sex. That is honestly almost all that the expectation is waiting for. Her to get married or whatever is suppose to happen. There could be stories after that but right now... waiting for her to have sex is one of the main cliff hangers in the entire series.
Good series, love the books, and they are starting to drag a little.
Jul 16, 2011 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 13 years and up
I'm going to begin by reflecting on this series as a whole, because it is the 8th book of the Bloody Jack series.

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

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I rarely do so but I fear the time has come to raise the white flag in surrender. After eight books I am thoroughly exasperated with Jacky Faber and company. Her adventures may hold the attention and imaginations of legions of others but I find myself compelled to admit defeat and make haste to the nearest life boat. The series has been floundering for some time and while Meyer tackled some more matur
Dec 08, 2010 Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Readers will delight in L.A. Meyer’s latest installment in the popular Bloody Jack series. Loyal fans have watched protagonist Mary “Jacky” Faber grow from a very peculiar ship’s “boy” to a fine lady, pirate, and adventurer- and the swashbuckling fun isn’t over yet! Though The Wake of the Lorelei Lee is the eighth book in the acclaimed series, Meyer shows no signs of slowing down; this book is as fast-paced and engaging as any.
Jacky Faber, rich after some questionable appropriation of Spanish
Jun 11, 2010 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've only been disappointed by one Jacky Faber book (In the Belly of the Bloodhound, if you're curious). As that statement would imply, I was certainly NOT disappointed by the Wake of the Lorelei Lee. What it does not tell you, though, is that I think this may be my favorite of all the tales of the impetuous yet pragmatic young adventurer.

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
Heidi (Yup. Still here.)
Oh Jacky. How do you do it? Just when I think I am out you pull me back in. Must be the singing. this is the 8th book in the series I am starting to get a lot of been there/done that feelings. I am also feeling very bad for Jamie and think he would actually be better off without Jacky at this point. But, my main issue is why does everyone (male and female) find Jacky soooooo irresistible? I mean I love me some Jacky, but really! I appreciate that the author is a history teacher and t ...more
This book was fun, entertaining, and witty just like all of the other books in the Bloody Jack series. I did heave a bit of an exasperated sigh when Jacky, once again, is taken somewhere against her will (and away from Jaimy) and has to con her way out of it. I couldn't help but think, "really? again?!!" But, then Jacky worked her little wiles on me and pretty soon I was enjoying her dancing and singing and making fools of all of the men. So, I decided to stop thinking about how I wish Jacky wou ...more
Sep 16, 2015 Mum rated it liked it
kindle-OD, audible

So, maybe a 3.5. Or not. And if you have read my other reviews of the books in this series you know that I rate these books on a different rubric than say, a real literary piece. If I get a bunch of good laughs and Jacky gets in and out of scrapes with much hilarity, then I rate it high because that is why I am reading these. My ratings drop when Jacky is too promiscuous, too outrageous or the plot is non-existent.

It was much better for me than the last book in this series whi
Apr 07, 2011 Edoy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love every single Bloody Jack book, even if the story is drawn out
Jan 03, 2012 Nielson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, adventure
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Kelsey Dangelo
Jul 12, 2013 Kelsey Dangelo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite, wily adventuress heroine Jacky Faber stars in another high adventure in fictional history on the high seas. Convicted of her crimes of piracy and thievery against the crown, Jacky (and her amour, Jaimy) are sent on ships to the penal colony of Australia. Naturally, Jacky finds adventure and excitement in the Eastern seas among old friends and new. Jacky is always a welcome read each and every summer at the beach, and this is one of her stronger tales, though I still wish each tome w ...more
May 16, 2012 Reeva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Of course they wouldn't hang Jacky. And they must be stupid to use her own ship!! Do they not know who Jacky is??? Oh well it turned out better for her. I was glad that the Captain was nice, otherwise that would have been a very very bad for all the convict women on board. I was glad that Jamiy had the same fate as Jacky, I still want her to get with Jared! I mean he comes up in his ship all beautiful and his flags say, "Hello, Puss". How freaking cute is that?!?! Sa
I'm giving this 4 stars because I do still love this series, and I love Jacky as a character--she's impulsive, and her adventures are exciting, often-hilarious romps through all kinds of danger and circumstance. But Meyer doesn't break a lot of new ground here, and the number of people from her past whom Jacky runs into, all over the world, is astonishing. There's so much coincidence in the people she encounters (the same officers turn up again and again, in different places), and I can only sus ...more
Apr 30, 2011 Joy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So. Our Jacky arrives in England only to be arrested--sound familiar? But this time her sentence is commuted to transportation to Australia--in her own ship, in company with thieves, whores, and an unexpectedly merry captain. There's plenty of maritime adventure here and lots of piratey things. If you're reading this because you are looking for a resolution to the romance between Jacky and the perpetually blue-balled Jaimy Fletcher, don't bother. But if you like Jacky the pirate rascal rising fr ...more
May 31, 2015 Kristin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was yet another excellent book in the Jacky Faber series by L. A. Meyer. This time Jacky is on a ship headed for the coast of Australia, where, as a convict, she has been condemned to the penal colony. Of course, adventures happen as they always do where Jacky is concerned. I listened to this on audiobook from Overdrive and it was a very lively and satisfying experience. The reader's accents for all the different characters are spot on, and it is nice to be able to hear the songs sung in a ...more
The Bloody Jack series is tons of fun--Jacky's voice is irresistable--and I usually finish one in a day, but I do wish they would change it up a little. At first, Jacky's hijinks were exciting--"I can't believe she did that!"--but now nothing is surprising. Of course Jacky got into an improbable adventure and succeeded in her usual zany way, against all odds and entrenched sexism.

I also wish the author were less ambiguous about Jacky's sex life. Sometimes she says she did naught but kiss, and ot
Chris Aylott
Jul 08, 2014 Chris Aylott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jacky's last adventure left her flying high, with several plotlines seemingly resolved, her ship's hold full of gold and her faithful if slightly drippy intended by her side. Things are going so well for her that it takes L.A. Meyer almost sixty pages to smash everything up again.

Smash it all up he does, though, and Jacky is soon on her way to lifetime imprisonment in Australia -- on what used to be her own ship, even! Captive, destitute, almost friendless, with nothing but her wits and her shiv
Jan 28, 2015 Malorie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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My dearest Jacky,

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,

Tara Carpenter
Feb 13, 2014 Tara Carpenter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After a once again tragic beginning, Jacky finds better circumstances through her own talents and charm, the help of trusty Higgins, and some amazing luck. But for the first time, poor Jaimy has it worse off than Jacky. I was excited to see him take after her example though, and show his worthiness to her with his wit and daring.

There were a lot of interesting historical references and facts and the beginnings of Australia and Jacky's first experiences with the Bombay Rat (Chinese pirates).

Unbelievably, I'm still continuing with this series. It started off SO STRONG, that I just can't let it go. Luckily, things are picking up again (at book 8!!).

I think it's because it's finally another sea adventure--it's where the characterization of Jacky can really shine. She's usually the only female, and as such, a total novelty amongst bawdy sailors. On land, she's kind of just obnoxious.

I'm kind of flummoxed about an older guy having written these books, because sometimes, he can do her g
Sep 01, 2014 LadyCroft86 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jacky is again in a fix in this book. She has been caught and sentenced to a life in Botany Bay in Australia. This book felt the same as In the Belly of the Bloodhound. A ship full of women convicts that have to make some sort of life on the ship. Of course in this book, the convicts are treated better than the slaves, but it is roughly the same story. I liked the story and it was nice to see some of the older characters back. Of course Jaimy was never far away from Jacky, but they were still ap ...more
Oct 11, 2010 Carolyn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I thought 8 books would be enough but apparently the author disagrees. Why aren't we done yet, L. A.?
Nov 17, 2010 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Again, I just love that Jacky Faber!
i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!
Adela Bezemer-Cleverley
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Things are looking up for Jacky now that she's about to be pardoned by the British government. Jacky plans to her beloved Jamie in London and head up Faber Shipping Worldwide. Jacky has purchased a new ship, a brig, she names Lorelei Lee to take her on her next adventure. As always, Jacky is impetuous and arrives in London before she receives word from Jaimy that it's safe to do so. Upon her arrival, Jacky learns that a change in the Admiralty led old enemies to tell lies (and half-truths) about ...more
Emily Duncan
I remember when i was in middle school and my mom made me read the first book in the Bloody Jack series. Back then i think there was only 4 books in the series. The Wake is now the eighth book in the series and is as spectacular and fantastic as all other seven books.
Truly, this is one of my favourite series' ever. It's remarkable consistent. The books are pretty fast reads. The writing is excellent (any qualms taken against it should note that it is in character and hardly needs to be pristine
Jacky Jacky Jacky. You’ve driven me bonkers!

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