The Curse of the Blue Tattoo Book Review

The Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady by L.A. Meyer

Now that the crew of the Dolphin knows of Jacky's feminity, she can longer remain on board. With her share of the pirate's treasure the Captain "graciously" enolls Jacky in the elite Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston. Despite being separated from her dear Jaimy, Jacky decides to make the best of her situation andis rather excited that she, a lowly girl from the slums of London, will be learning how to be a lady But as you can imagine, Jacky, owner of a tattoo and quite a few stories, doesn't exactly fit in. Before long Jacky is up to her neck in trouble being arrested for led and lascivious behavior, falling under the suspicion of the crazy reverend next foor as a waitch, investigating a murder, and eventually being demoted to a servant girl. Maybe Jacky just wasn't meant to be a lady.

The second installment of Miss Jacky Faber is quite different from the first and yet just as fun. By now,t he reader is wel familiar with Jacky's shenanigans and it is no surprise the trouble he gets herself into. And that is wy you read. What is Jacky going to do now? So is it any surprise that when someone tries to press a friend of hers into service on a ship, Jacky drops her skirt, climbing into the rigging of the ship, and threatens to cut the sails? Never.

L.A. Meyer also does a wonderful job of describing an 1800 version of Boston. Having studies and lived there, I loves these descriptions. I could follow Jacky's every footstep having walked on beacon Street, Milk Street, and State Street. I could imagine the old State House well for I have been in it. The history and geography were wonderful and made the story feel so authentic and lovingly researched. Every detail was perfect and spot on.

The third book is on its way and I am very excited.