Review: Blacksouls

Review: Blacksouls

Blacksouls (Blackhearts #2) by Nicole Castroman

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Official synopsis

Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard.

Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet—until he rebels against his captain. Mutiny is a capital offense and Teach knows it could cost him his life, but he believes it worth the risk in order to save his crew from the attacking Spanish ships.

Sailing on the same blue waters, Anne barely avoids the Spanish attack, making it safely to Nassau. But lawless criminals, corrupt politics, and dangerous intentions fill the crowded streets of this Caribbean port. Soon, Anne discovers that the man entrusted to keep the peace is quite possibly the most treacherous of them all—and he just happens to hold Teach’s fate in his terrifying hands.

Life and death hang in the balance when Teach and Anne are given a dangerous mission. It’s a mission that will test their love, loyalty and devotion, forcing them down a path neither one could have ever imagined.


Review

With Blackhearts, I wished for more pirate adventures and hoped that the sequel would bring that swashbuckler element to life. I definitely got what I wanted and hoped for in Blacksouls but there was just something missing that I still can't pinpoint. Weirdly enough, I feel like there wasn't enough heart or soul (totally not trying to be corny here, I swear) in this story. It was good but I didn't fall in love with Anne or Teach the way I hoped, but I did want to see their story through till the end.

When I finished this book, I wasn't really sure if it was the end considering there were a few major loose ends that we needed conclusions to. But it seems like it actually is the final book in this duology. So with that, I have to say - Anne and Teach, it's been fun. Thanks for letting me set sail with you across the Atlantic and beyond.

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