Thursday, June 23, 2011
Review: Steel by Carrie Vaughn
Steel by Carrie Vaughn
Published Date: March 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
The Story: It was a slender length of rusted steel, tapered to a point at one end and jagged at the other, as if it had broken. A thousand people would step over it and think it trash, but not her.
This was the tip of a rapier.
Sixteen-year-old Jill has fought in dozens of fencing tournaments, but she has never held a sharpened blade. When she finds a corroded sword piece on a Caribbean beach, she is instantly intrigued and pockets it as her own personal treasure.
The broken tip holds secrets, though, and it transports Jill through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate's life is bloody and brief, and as Jill learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get home—one that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain.
My Review: Wow! I really like watching Pirates of the Caribbean, but reading Steel was even better!! Jill never lost a match, until the finals. So as a reprive from fencing, her parents take her and her siblings to the beach to relax. After falling into the ocean, Jill is suddenly on a pirate's ship. Vaughn has captured the feeling that goes with pirates, or doesn't I guess you could say! But there's so much going on, that you can get lost in the book. I really enjoyed reading it!!