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Review: 84. Quintspinner: A Pirate's Quest by Dianne Greenlay...

July 1, 2011
This was a title from June's Featured Author, Dianne Greenlay, and I was slow in getting to it. Sorry, Dianne!

Title: Quintspinner: A Pirate's Tale
Author: Dianne Greenlay
ISBN-13: 9781450233972
Paperback: 324 pages
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Dianne Greenlay

drey's thoughts:
Quintspinner: A Pirate's Quest is a tale chock-full of adventure and (yes, you guessed it) pirates.  The heroine--Tess--is a sixteen-year-old physician's daughter who witnesses the death of a seer.  Well, she doesn't actually see who did the deed, but still.  And that's when she's bestowed with a spinner ring, and told of her unique abilities.

Then her father takes a new position that requires them to move, and they set sail on the high seas.  The seas are infested with pirates & sharks, there's a budding romantic interest and a fiance with ulterior motives, and her mother is battling postpartum depression. 

And that's just Tess' side of the story.  The hero is a farmer's son who's press-ganged into service, and his experiences on that ship.  Then the pirates pay a visit, and William has to keep his wits about him to save those he can.

The characters are likable--well, except for the bad guys.  The heroine is a bit bratty at times, but she's only sixteen.  The hero is almost too good to be true.  And the supporting cast is as colorful as the language.  The plot's interesting enough, and the storyline flows smoothly.  I thought there were a few too many twists and turns, but it kept just to this side of believable.  All in all, Quintspinner is a fun read.

drey's rating: Pick it up!


Denise Z said...

Thank you for sharing today - I think this one sounds like a really good read.

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