Published: February 16th, 2016
by: Greenwillow Books
Genres: YA, Time-Travel, Fantasy
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
My Rating: 3 Stars
Blurb: Dead men tell no tales…
For more than 200 years, the Treasure Pit on Oak Isle has baffled treasure hunters, engineers, and the common man alike. When Samantha Greene arrives, she finds her estranged father has spent years funneling energy and finances into the endeavor, finding nothing.
When an accidental death occurs in the pit, fulfilling the prophecy that seven lives must end before the treasure can be found, the search kicks into high gear, with more than one party vying for the secrets that lie below. Finding herself the closest to the treasure anyone has ever been, Samantha throws herself into the work, landing among the coveted prize. Just as she’s about to discover what’s truly hidden beneath the island, the pit begins to flood with ocean water, sweeping her away despite her attempts to swim to the surface.
Upon awaking, Samantha discovers that, not only did she not drown, but the year is 1695—one hundred years before the Treasure Pit was even discovered. Carried off by the pirate Tristan O’Rourke, a rouge Irishman with more than his share of secrets, she soon finds that there is much more than she realized in play. Will she discover the secrets of Oak Isle, or will an unexpected love keep her from finding out the truth? Will she ever make it back to her own time? Perhaps the real question is this; will she want to?
Title: Quintspinner (A Pirate’s Quest)
Series: Quintspinner Trilogy
Author: Dianne Greenlay
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Format: ebook (382 pages)
Rating: 3 stars
From Goodreads: As the daughter of a London physician in 1717, sixteen-year-old Tess Willoughby has seen her share of horrors and been to some of the city’s shadiest quarters. But a simple trip through the chaos of a London marketplace takes a bizarre twist. Tess witnesses the murder of a renowned elderly seer and unwittingly becomes the mistress of the woman’s prophetic spinner ring. Even worse, Tess’s panic-stricken trip home leads her to discover a secret family history that shocks Tess to her core. Unable to give up the bejeweled ring, Tess must embark on a treacherous voyage to the pirate-infested waters of the West Indies. Trapped on a merchant ship and unwillingly betrothed to the murderer who covets the power of her ring, Tess finds strength and comfort in the company of a handsome sailor, even though this growing temptation will most certainly jeopardize their lives. Even stranger, she soon realizes that even though her fianc is ruthless, he alone can secure her safety throughout their perilous journey. Thrust into a world she doesn’t understand to fulfill a role she is only beginning to grasp, Tess questions everything she has believed up to now. Her only hope of saving those she loves is to accept her destiny. And yet, the strange influence of her spinner ring could change everything …
Review: Pirating! That was enough for me to want to read this book. If you know me at all, then you know that I’m obsessed with pirates. Blame Johnny Depp and his awesomeness. However, this is not a Caribbean adventure. It is definitely a well researched story. I enjoyed the danger and historical aspects of it all more than anything. The characters are all well written and this book doesn’t hold anything back regarding the circumstances of pirating.
It’s an adventure with a little magic thrown in with misfits and pirates. A good book if you are looking for an adventurous read. I’d recommend it. I’ll be checking out the next book, just not right away.