The Captain’s Log – dread nation (Justina Ireland)

Ahoy there me mateys!  So this book be an alternative history set in the Reconstruction era with young black adult zombie killers.  Cool, right?  And a lot of it takes place in Baltimore which be a port I called home once upon a time.  So I just had to read this one.  And I can … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – dread nation (Justina Ireland)

The Captain’s Log – river of teeth & taste of marrow (Sarah Gailey)

Ahoy there me mateys!  So apparently there was a meat shortage in the United States in 1910, so this dude Robert F. Broussard introduced what was known as the "Hippo Bill" or H.R. 23261 to Congress.  In it, he proposed to import hippos from Africa and let them loose in Louisiana!  These hippos would eat … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – river of teeth & taste of marrow (Sarah Gailey)

The Captain’s Log – my lady jane (Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows)

Ahoy there me mateys!  This young adult novel caught me eye because many many crew members wouldn't stop talking about how funny it was.  I was informed it was a young adult historical fiction that veers off from the historical and into the hysterical. In these rough seas of the past couple months, I felt … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – my lady jane (Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows)

The Captain’s Log – ghost talkers (Mary Robinette Kowal)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I had heard of this author before but had never read any of her work.  However when I heard the premise for this alternative history/fantasy set in World World I, it was immediately added to me ports for plunder list. So basically the idea of the book is that if mediums … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – ghost talkers (Mary Robinette Kowal)

The Captain’s Log – front lines (Michael Grant)

Ahoy there me mateys! front lines (Michael Grant) This is a fantastic young adult alternative history book and represents another port plundered.  Basically this is a book about World War II that has “soldier girls” fighting on the front lines.  I tend to read non-fiction novels about the Second World War with a few notable … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – front lines (Michael Grant)

The Captain’s Log – the mechanical AND the rising (Ian Tregillis)

Ahoy there me mateys! the mechanical AND the rising (Ian Tregillis) These two novels are part of the Alchemy Wars series.  The second novel was on my list of ports to plunder.  But because I had not read the first novel in a long time, I took the opportunity to read it again to re-familiarize … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the mechanical AND the rising (Ian Tregillis)